Bug 444564 - can't use custom Xsession
can't use custom Xsession
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: jmccann
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Reported: 2008-04-29 00:12 EDT by Mikel Ward
Modified: 2015-01-14 18:21 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-05-14 07:51:47 EDT
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Description Mikel Ward 2008-04-29 00:12:02 EDT
In Fedora 9, I can't see any way to run my own X session (~/.Xsession instead of
/etc/X11/xinit/Xsession).
Comment 1 Matthias Clasen 2008-04-29 08:49:18 EDT
Install xorg-x11-xinit-session, that should do what you want.
Comment 2 Mikel Ward 2008-05-13 22:20:43 EDT
Nope, that doesn't work.

My .xsession has exec xfce4-session, but when I log in from GDM and select the
"User script" session, I still get GNOME.

If I add a command to create a file in my .xsession, it is not created,
suggesting the file is being skipped completely.

Comment 3 Ray Strode [halfline] 2008-05-14 01:05:56 EDT
can you attach your ~/.xsession file and the output of ls -l ~/.xsession ?
Comment 4 Mikel Ward 2008-05-14 07:51:47 EDT
It was getting half-way thru and somehow getting blocked by skype.

Sorry for not debugging properly before re-opening.

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