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Bug 56319 - rationalize session choosing/switchdesk again (switchdesk settings not respected on reunlevel 5 w/ GDM)
rationalize session choosing/switchdesk again (switchdesk settings not respec...
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gdm (Show other bugs)
ia64 Linux
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
Mike McLean
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: 83967 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2001-11-15 10:51 EST by Josep L. Guallar-Esteve
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-06-15 17:34:32 EDT
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Description Josep Guallar-Esteve 2001-11-15 10:51:03 EST
*test tree re1113.0.IA64
*test case/English/NFS/Everything/GUI
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
5. logout
6. login again

Actual Results:

Default window manager not changed

Expected Results:

Default windows manager changed.

Additional Information:
If used from runlevel 3 , it works. But from runlevel 5 it refuses to work. GDM 
bug? switchdesk bug?
Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2001-11-15 11:35:18 EST
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?
Comment 2 Havoc Pennington 2002-02-11 17:50:13 EST
Please reopen report if more information is added (specifically what 
session is chosen in gdm)
Comment 3 Josep Guallar-Esteve 2002-02-12 09:16:12 EST
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 
opens Gnome!

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.
Comment 4 Owen Taylor 2003-01-16 16:19:32 EST
Taking gdm target/blockers.
Comment 5 Owen Taylor 2003-02-11 11:31:19 EST
*** Bug 83967 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 Owen Taylor 2003-02-11 14:23:27 EST
Comment 7 Owen Taylor 2003-08-29 10:53:39 EDT
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.

Comment 8 Ray Strode [halfline] 2004-06-15 17:34:32 EDT
Note this seems to work fine now.

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