Bug 444564 - can't use custom Xsession
Summary: can't use custom Xsession
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdm   
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Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: jmccann
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Keywords: Reopened
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Reported: 2008-04-29 04:12 UTC by Mikel Ward
Modified: 2015-01-14 23:21 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2008-05-14 11:51:47 UTC
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Description Mikel Ward 2008-04-29 04:12:02 UTC
In Fedora 9, I can't see any way to run my own X session (~/.Xsession instead of

Comment 1 Matthias Clasen 2008-04-29 12:49:18 UTC
Install xorg-x11-xinit-session, that should do what you want.

Comment 2 Mikel Ward 2008-05-14 02:20:43 UTC
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 05:05:56 UTC
can you attach your ~/.xsession file and the output of ls -l ~/.xsession ?

Comment 4 Mikel Ward 2008-05-14 11:51:47 UTC
It was getting half-way thru and somehow getting blocked by skype.

Sorry for not debugging properly before re-opening.

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