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Re: LXDE as default in init 5



On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 1:17 PM, Richard Shaw <hobbes1069 gmail com> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 2:48 PM, solarflow99 <solarflow99 gmail com> wrote:
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 10:06 AM, Richard Shaw <hobbes1069 gmail com> wrote:
>>>
>>> On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 11:39 AM, solarflow99 <solarflow99 gmail com>
>>> wrote:
>>> > I would like to set this as the default, but using runlevel 5 just
>>> > brings up
>>> > GDM by default and I have to select lxde every time.  Anyone happen to
>>> > know
>>> > where you can can set this?  it doesnt seem realted to prefdm, I tried
>>> > that
>>> > already.
>>>
>>> If you select LXDE from GDM then it should remember that setting. I
>>> can't tell for sure if you've done that with the limited information
>>> you've provided.
>>>
>>> I recently installed F10 on a low end laptop (P2 366MHz) w/ 128MB of
>>> ram. I'm using LXDE in combination with Slim (login manager). I
>>> probably should put put it in bugzilla but I created a lxde.switchdesk
>>> file (modified from the fluxbox one) so you can use switchdesk to
>>> change to LXDE. However, I found out the hard way that if you choose
>>> your desktop in GDM, switchdesk will have no effect.
>>
>> all switchdesk does is create a file with a WM setting, so if you type
>> startx to bring up X then it works.  I mentioned that I had to select LXDE
>> every time from GDM so thats what I have been doing, in fact the whole
>> purpose of the message was to ask how to be able to stop doing that.
>
> That's got to be a configuration issue or a bug. Once you set it, it
> should stay that way. The lack of response is either because no one
> else is having the problem or the message subject doesn't catch
> anyone's interest. Might try reposting it as "GDM does not remember
> session selection" or something like that. You could try another
> desktop and see if it's remembered on restart or not which might help
> narrow down the scope of the problem.
>
> Richard
>
> Richard

As I recall in F10 the file, /etc/sysconfig/desktop, was not installed
by default. Have you checked to see if the file exists? If not, create
the file with the following contents and file a bug report:

DESKTOP="LXDE"
DISPLAYMANAGER="GNOME"


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