Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 50958
Selecting WindowMaker does not work
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:35:30 EDT
Description of Problem:
In addition to gnome and kde, I selected WindowMaker for installation.
I was pleasantly surprised to see that WindowMaker was one of the gdm
session options. However, selecting WindowMaker did nothing (where I made
it the default or not). Neither did running wmaker.inst
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Select WindowMaker session on the gdm panel
sawmill/gnome brought up
WindowMaker is the WM
WindowMaker installs a session that runs "/etc/X11/xdm/Xsession windowmaker",
but Xsession doesn't know about any windowmaker option. So the windowmaker
session file needs fixing. Or maybe windowmaker requires a newer xinitrc.
I'm not sure we should have a windowmaker session however. Having both gnome and
kde is bad enough without compounding the issue. You can always choose
windowmaker from the window manager selector in gnome, then exit all gnome apps,
then you have a windowmaker-only setup.
On second thought you only get the windowmaker session if you install
windowmaker, so it's probably a nice touch. doesn't hurt anyone who didn't ask
for windowmaker already.
Agree! I did not discover the WindowMaker option until I selected it for
For completeness, I checked the enlightenment package and it NOT have the option
for gdm session selection.
While "fixing" /etc/X11/xdm/Xsession, you might add something for enlightenment too.
This defect is considered SHOULD-FIX for Fairfax.