Bug 56319 - rationalize session choosing/switchdesk again (switchdesk settings not respected on reunlevel 5 w/ GDM)
Summary: rationalize session choosing/switchdesk again (switchdesk settings not respec...
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gdm (Show other bugs)
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Version: 7.3
Hardware: ia64 Linux
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Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Keywords: Triaged
: 83967 (view as bug list)
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-11-15 15:51 UTC by Josep L. Guallar-Esteve
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:38 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2004-06-15 21:34:32 UTC
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Description Josep Guallar-Esteve 2001-11-15 15:51:03 UTC
*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 16:35:18 UTC
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 22:50:13 UTC
Please reopen report if more information is added (specifically what 
session is chosen in gdm)

Comment 3 Josep Guallar-Esteve 2002-02-12 14:16:12 UTC
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 21:19:32 UTC
Taking gdm target/blockers.

Comment 5 Owen Taylor 2003-02-11 16:31:19 UTC
*** Bug 83967 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 6 Owen Taylor 2003-02-11 19:23:27 UTC

Comment 7 Owen Taylor 2003-08-29 14:53:39 UTC
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 21:34:32 UTC
Note this seems to work fine now.

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