Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 747161
metacity not installed for XFCE causes 'Failed to load session "gdm-shell"' error
Last modified: 2011-10-24 17:56:38 EDT
Description of problem:
After installing Fedora 16 with XFCE but not GNOME gdm correctly rejects the gdm-shell.session, but then has trouble getting gdm-fallback.session to work because metacity is not installed.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora 16 from DVD with updates from Test Updates repo.
2. During installation select 'Software Development' style installation, deselect Gnome Desktop and select XFCE.
3. Complete installation and boot system.
Once X starts a blank screen with error dialog box with message:
'Failed to load session "gdm-shell"'
A login screen.
This bug (and its potential resolution) has been discussed in the comments of bug 743596
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 746693 ***