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Re: dm management of wm listings (kdm/gdm/etc..)

Sven LUTHER wrote:
> On Thu, May 03, 2001 at 03:11:19AM -0600, Ivan E. Moore II wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> >     Branden and I discussed the issue of dm's that have wm lists to choose
> > from several months ago.  At that time he thought that maybe the
> > update-menu type of approach would be a good way to solve this.  I'd like
> > to restate what my understanding of the problem and current suggested
> > solution and see what people think.  (and then find out where we go next
> > from here)
> >
> >   Problem:  Desktop Managers like kdm and gdm support Window Manager
> >             listing so that users can choose what they want to login in
> >             using.  There currently is no common way for wm's to register
> >             themselves with each/any/all dm's that may be installed on the
> >             system.
> mmm, here you are talking the graphical login prompt (don't know it's
> propper name)

Display Manager (dm)

> who ask for what kind of session you are wanting. As an example, gdm
> currently proposes to launch gnome-session, whatever is in Xsession or xsm.
> Note that these are no window managers? For the gnome session, you can then
> choose the window-manager in the control center.

gnome-session, startkde and whatnot _are_ window managers as far as the dm is

AFAICT Ivan's approach is good if menu can't be (ab)used for this purpose.

Earthling Michel Dänzer (MrCooper)    \   Debian GNU/Linux (powerpc) developer
CS student, Free Software enthusiast   \        XFree86 and DRI project member

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