Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 56319
rationalize session choosing/switchdesk again (switchdesk settings not respected on reunlevel 5 w/ GDM)
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:38:18 EDT
*test tree re1113.0.IA64
Linux dhcp4.perf.redhat.com 2.4.9-13.4smp #1 SMP Mon Nov 12 17:06:14
EST 2001 ia64 unknown
Description of Problem:
GDM does not respect switchdesk settings.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Login in GDM
2. open xterm
3. run switchdesk
4. select other window manager
6. login again
Default window manager not changed
Default windows manager changed.
If used from runlevel 3 , it works. But from runlevel 5 it refuses to work. GDM
bug? switchdesk bug?
What session do you choose in gdm? You have to choose "Default" I believe.
How are you running gdm in runlevel 3? Or do you mean startx?
Please reopen report if more information is added (specifically what
session is chosen in gdm)
On runlevel 5, (GDM), it has been tried with both Gnome and KDE selected as
Running Gnome as default, I try the procedure (open xterm, switchdesk, select
KDE/WindowMaker/...) , logout Gnome, login Default session on GDM.... but it
Then, I try the same procedure, but using KDE as default windowmanager and
selecting Gnome/WMaker... with switchdesk.
From runlevel 3, I use startx to enter graphic mode. So, when there's no GDM
involved, switchdesk works. When there's GDM, switchdesk settings get ignored.
Hope is clear now.
Taking gdm target/blockers.
*** Bug 83967 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This is still something we probably need to look at in the future, though it's
less urgent since switchdesk is pretty much a hidden thing these days.
Note this seems to work fine now.