Re: gdm and window managers
At Tue, 23 Sep 2003 14:19:02 -0400,
J. Bruce Fields wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 23, 2003 at 08:06:45PM +0200, David Fokkema wrote:
> > I've been using kdm for a long time and was very comfortable
> > with the way a user can select the window manager to use at
> > start up. I virtually never choose KDE, but rather window
> > maker or ion. Nevertheless, it worked flawlessly. Currently,
> > I have gnome, window maker and ion installed and I use gdm
> > for login. How can I select an other window manager? Can this
> > easily be done with gdm? I only seem to be able to run gnome,
> > which doesn't meet all my needs, currently.
> What I do:
> 1. Create a .xsession file in your home directory that runs your
> window manager; e.g.:
> #minimal .xsession
> exec ion > $HOME/.xsession-errors 2>&1
> 2. Choose "Xsession" from the sessions menu in gdm.
No, create the session file in:
deneb:~> cat /etc/gdm/Sessions/Ion-Devel
Some of the WM packages you install might create their own
session file in /etc/gdm/Sessions/.