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RE: Current Rawhide just a bit too raw



 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: fedora-test-list-bounces redhat com 
> [mailto:fedora-test-list-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of 
> Jonathan Kamens
> Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2008 7:33 AM
> To: For testers of Fedora Core development releases
> Subject: Re: Current Rawhide just a bit too raw
> 
> On 01/22/2008 10:09 AM, David Mack wrote:
> > In /etc/sysconfig/desktop, change DISPLAYMANAGER:
> >
> > export DISPLAYMANAGER=XDM
> >
> > You don't need gdm to run Gnome.
> >   
> Did that.  Ran "telinit 3" and then "telinit 5" to reset 
> things, which 
> cause XDM to come up as expected.  Typed my username and 
> password.  It 
> ran my old .xsession file from before I started using GNOME.  Deleted 
> the old .xsession file and logged out and typed my username 
> and password 
> again.  Now the login window flashes as if it's trying to log 
> me in and 
> then comes back.  Something's obviously failing, but 
> ~/.xsession-errors 
> is empty.  So whatever XDM is trying to do to figure out what 
> it should 
> run when I log in, apparently isn't working.  Had to switch 
> back to GDM 
> to be able to log in.


My .xsession looks like this:

1> more .xsession
#! /bin/bash

if [ -e $HOME/.xsession-$HOSTNAME ]; then
    exec $HOME/.xsession-$HOSTNAME
else
    gnome-session
fi

(I run different window managers on different boxes, hence the
.xsession-$HOSTNAME stuff).

Dave


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