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On Wed, 10 Mar 1999, Marcelo E. Magallon wrote:
> kdm is kinda RH-centric. RH uses ~/.wm_style to pick up the window manager
> used. kdm writes `fvwm' to this file when you select `fvwm' on the panel.
> `last login' actually means "don't write anything to ~/.wm_style -- use
> whatever is already there" -- so much for remembering the last thing used!
> I think I could use another script arround /etc/X11/Xsession that reads
> ~/.wdm_style and passes whatever is there to /etc/X11/Xsession as the first
> argument (this is how wdm tells Xsession which wm to use)
Interesting...I might look into doing this myself. If I get something to
work I will send you a patch, and if it works well with the rest of the
package, you can include it in future wdm packages.
Does wdm specify the session using the usual method of passing a parameter
to Xsession? If so, would it be possible to read from (or write the new
session name to) the ~/.wdm_style *before* calling Xsession, so it could
then pass either the new session or the last session used to the script,
and have things start up right? That's essentially what you mentioned in
your email, I guess, but I'm wondering if wdm itself could do it, instead
of using a separate script that runs before Xsession...
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