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Re: LXDE as default in init 5

On Tue, Feb 3, 2009 at 1:14 PM, Kam Leo <kam leo gmail com> wrote:
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:


those settings dont work, if I set PREFERRED=/usr/bin/lxde then it will as long as i'm in runlevel 3 and use startx.  I see one of the reasons why it doesnt save the session is because i'm one of the ones that uses root to login, i'd like to find where GDM seems to get its session data from and add root in the list.

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