Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 74112
Login Manger impossible to cahnge
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:46:44 EDT
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Description of problem:
changing /etc/sysconfig/desktop parameters to KDE or XDM doesn't work
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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
1) You're using the variables incorrectly.
2) This bug is filed against XFree86, and has nothing to do with the
This is not a bug. Please consult the appropriate Red Hat
documentation for proper usage of the /etc/sysconfig/desktop
file, and its variables.
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.
$ rpm -qf /etc/X11/prefdm
and you ARE using the variables incorrectly. Read the documentation
contained in the package.
To explain a bit more, there are two variables, DESKTOP and DISPLAYMANAGER,
which are orthogonal.