Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 65855
Couldn't "Switchdesk" from "Windowmaker" to any other GUI
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:42:52 EDT
Description of Problem:
I normally use the Gnome GUI and boot into shell. I "startx" to my GUI.
I used "switchdesk" to try out the "Windowmaker" GUI and could not "switchdesk"
into any other GUI. It would always "startx" into "Windowmaker".
From shell, I tried "switchdesk kde", and "switchdesk gnome", and neither would
start. It appeared that they were trying to start, but them the destop would
always switch into "Windowmaker". I was stuck with a Windowmaker-only GUI.
I tried switching from within "windowmaker", but that didn't work either.
To solve the problem I had to use "windowmaker" to edit my config file in my
"root" folder to remove the "wmaker" entry and change it to start "Gnome".
Time to fix - approximately 12 hours!
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
I'm not currently in "root", so I don't the version's involved - but I have all
the latest Red Hat updates except for the most recent Kernal.
I am using kernal 2.4.18-3.
I don't remember the file I had to edit to fix the problem at the moment, and I
can't look at my "root" directory now because I'm not logged in as root.
I imagine most anyone more familiar with Linux than I would probably know
what file I had to edit.
I don't dare even try to "switchdesk" to anything else!
Steps to Reproduce:
1. I don't dare try
I've tried that with the latest switchdesk, works without problems.
Btw: switchdesk writes the files $HOME/.Xclients*, If you run into problems,
remove them and run switchdesk again.