Bug 65450 - windowmaker cannot be launched from xdm
windowmaker cannot be launched from xdm
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: wmakerconf (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2002-05-24 08:18 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:42 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-01-24 11:47:31 EST
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Description Need Real Name 2002-05-24 08:18:18 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:
when choosing windowmaker from the login panel gnome is started instead

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
when choosing windowmaker from the login panel gnome is started instead

Actual Results:  Gnome started

Expected Results:  Windowmaker to be started

Additional info:

the file /etc/X11/xdm/Xsession is errorneous. Attached is a diff to fix the bug.
< echo >&2 Environment choosen is $1
<        ;;
<    wmaker)
<        exec -l $SHELL -c "/usr/share/apps/switchdesk/Xclients.windowmaker"
Comment 1 Phil Copeland 2002-05-24 11:32:48 EDT
Mike, isn't /etc/X11/xdm/Xsession part of xinitrc?
any chance of this two liner being dropped in? Or am I expected to munch
Xsession on install of WindowMaker?

Comment 2 Peter van Egdom 2002-07-14 16:57:56 EDT
Selecting "Window Maker" from GDM still starts GNOME instead of Window Maker in
the latest beta version of Red Hat Linux (Red Hat Linux release 7.3.92 (Limbo)).

Comment 3 Peter van Egdom 2002-07-31 14:11:00 EDT
This bug also happens in the latest Red Hat Linux beta (Limbo 7.3.93)
Comment 4 Peter van Egdom 2002-08-21 14:46:48 EDT
Seems to be fixed in the latest Red Hat Linux ('null').


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