Re: dm management of wm listings (kdm/gdm/etc..)
"Noah L. Meyerhans" wrote:
> On Thu, May 03, 2001 at 03:11:19AM -0600, Ivan E. Moore II wrote:
> > Problem: Desktop Managers like kdm and gdm support Window Manager
> > listings 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.
> Since every window manager / session manager is already registered with
> the alternatives system, I see no reason why the other display managers
> can't do what wdm already does. It includes a script, update_wdm_wmlist
> which essentially just greps the output of 'update-alternatives
> --display x-window-manager' and 'update-alternatives --display
> x-session-manager' and populates its menu based on that.
Does this handle window managers which are installed after wdm, and if yes
Earthling Michel Dänzer (MrCooper) \ Debian GNU/Linux (powerpc) developer
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