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Bug 74112 - Login Manger impossible to cahnge
Login Manger impossible to cahnge
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2002-09-16 07:04 EDT by Olivier de Liocourt
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:46 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-09-16 17:02:34 EDT
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Description Olivier de Liocourt 2002-09-16 07:04:47 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.79 [fr] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.18-10 i686; Nav)

Description of problem:
changing /etc/sysconfig/desktop parameters to KDE or XDM doesn't work

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.field to complete DESKTOP="" with KDE, GNOME or XDM
2.init 3 && init 5

Actual Results:  GNOME is always set. The problem is in the prefdm script. The
variable searched is DISPLAYMANAGER, and in /etc/sysconfig/desktop, the variable
is called DESKTOP

Expected Results:  changing to KDM or XDM

Additional info:
Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2002-09-16 08:02:57 EDT
1) You're using the variables incorrectly.

2) This bug is filed against XFree86, and has nothing to do with the
   XFree86 package.

This is not a bug.  Please consult the appropriate Red Hat
documentation for proper usage of the /etc/sysconfig/desktop
file, and its variables.
Comment 2 Olivier de Liocourt 2002-09-16 11:26:01 EDT
no, sorry, I am not using variables incorectly.
put XDM in the DESKTOP="" field, do an init 3 && init 5, and you will see that it won't whange to 
See th e/etc/X11/prefdm script, and you will see that the varibale is called DISPLAYMANAGER and 
not DESKTOP, so it can't work.
Change the variable name to DISPLAYMANAGER, and no problem fixed.

...but you are right, it doesn't concern XFree86 package, simply /etc/sysconfig/desktop is not owned 
by any package.
Comment 3 Miloslav Trmac 2002-09-16 17:02:28 EDT
$ rpm -qf /etc/X11/prefdm

and you ARE using the variables incorrectly. Read the documentation
contained in the package.
Comment 4 Havoc Pennington 2002-09-17 00:32:27 EDT
To explain a bit more, there are two variables, DESKTOP and DISPLAYMANAGER,
which are orthogonal.

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