Re: Minimal Base Install.
Matt Brubeck wrote:
Bug #241184 may be causing this problem ("gdm: List of Available
Sessions Lost on Upgrade"):
I'll keep this in mind, although it's a new install, not an upgrade.
But I think it's more likely that I have omitted something.
This bug affects all installations using the current version of gdm.
(The bug title says "upgrade" because the reporter started seeing the
bug only after installing the latest version.)
Which options are available from the GDM session menu, and which one did
Just the stock standard options.
I've got two systems on mobile racks.
One, the libranet 2.8.1 that I first got into GNU/Linux with, and the
new Sarge that I did a net install with off the 109MB iso, with the
So, at the moment I can't be sure, but from memory it was 'default,
default gnome, and two failsafe types.
Everything is defintely installed, I can call it all up from a terminal
emulator that I can get off an openbox submenu (I installed openbox, as
well) that pops up when I click a mouse button almost off screen in the
far right lower corner.
It looks, after I have logged on, as if I have got a GUI backdrop with
nothing on it.
Being fairly new at all this, I'm not used to doing things like editing
files. Emelfm I couldn't figure out right away, but mc seemed fairly
logical, and I have managed to edit "exec=default" to "exec=custom", but
I'm still working on how to insert Xfce into the 'default.desktop' file
But I'll get there. I'll try a reboot after that, just to make sure that
it shows up in gdm options. And if that doesn't work, which logically it
should, I'll just install gnome-core. I'd rather not, this 'kitchen
sink' install concept feels too much like a windows option, and not the
traditional small apps connected by pipes.
Regards and thanks,