Bug 72715 - GDM shows entries of not installed desktop environments
GDM shows entries of not installed desktop environments
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: gdm (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Havoc Pennington
Mike McLean
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Blocks: 67218
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Reported: 2002-08-26 17:55 EDT by Peter van Egdom
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:46 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-08-28 14:40:54 EDT
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GDM offering GNOME (143.26 KB, image/png)
2002-08-26 17:56 EDT, Peter van Egdom
no flags Details
The error that appears later (30.98 KB, image/png)
2002-08-26 17:57 EDT, Peter van Egdom
no flags Details

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Description Peter van Egdom 2002-08-26 17:55:20 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.1) Gecko/20020814

Description of problem:

I installed Red Hat Linux 'null' from scratch on a machine.

I selected only the KDE desktop environment, but GDM lets me choose also
for the GNOME desktop environment in the 'sessions' option.

When selecting GNOME and logging in, GDM (will .. ofcourse) gives an error.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install 'null' on a fresh machine.
2. Install only KDE.

Actual Results:  GDM lets you select GNOME from the menu

Expected Results:  GDM should only offer those desktop environments installed.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Peter van Egdom 2002-08-26 17:56:27 EDT
Created attachment 73206 [details]
GDM offering GNOME
Comment 2 Peter van Egdom 2002-08-26 17:57:27 EDT
Created attachment 73207 [details]
The error that appears later
Comment 3 Havoc Pennington 2002-08-27 17:17:10 EDT
Should move the "GNOME" script from the gdm package to the gnome-session package
and be sure gnome-session conflicts with older versions of gdm.
Comment 4 Havoc Pennington 2002-08-28 14:40:47 EDT
should be fixed with gdm- and gnome-session-2.0.5-6
Comment 5 Jay Turner 2002-09-04 12:50:13 EDT
Fix confirmed with gdm-

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