Bug 65303 - switchdesk is incompatible with WIndow Maker
switchdesk is incompatible with WIndow Maker
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: switchdesk (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: wdovlrrw
Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2002-05-21 14:55 EDT by Krzysio (Chris) Leszczynski
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:42 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-05-21 14:55:37 EDT
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Description Krzysio (Chris) Leszczynski 2002-05-21 14:55:32 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:0.9.9) Gecko/20020513

Description of problem:
switchdesk 3.9.8 is incompatible with WindowMaker 0.80 (both in standard Red Hat
7.3 distribution.  "/etc/X11/gdm/Sessions/Window Maker" runs
/etc/X11/xdm/Xsession wmaker but switchdesk rpm contains a file
/usr/share/apps/switchdesk/Xclients.windowmaker instead of 

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install WindowMaker
2. Choose Session: Window Maker from gdm, 
3. Log in with your username and password
 Gnome is run instead of WindowMaker

Actual Results:  Gnome is run instead of WindowMaker

Expected Results:  WindowMaker should be run

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An easy workaround is:
ln -s Xclients.windowmaker \

I have just put it in my %post part, to save myself from patching
the switchdesk source. Of course it's better to patch switchdesk
sources _or_ WindowMaker sources, it's not clear which should be really

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