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Old 01-08-2004, 08:32 PM   #1
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Adding an alternative window manager to the gdm login?


How do I add a window manager to the gdm login?

When Fedora has started, it shows me this desktop login (I think it's gdm), and there is a Sessions button where I can choose which window manager I want to execute. Included on the list is Gnome and KDE. How do I add another window manager, like xfce4, to this list?

Thanks.
 
Old 01-08-2004, 09:33 PM   #2
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create a file named xfce4 in /etc/X11/gdm/Sessions contains


PHP Code:
exec /path/to/xfce4 xfce4 
chmod 755 xfce4
restart gdm or Ctrl+Alt+Backspace

see GNOME file for more info.

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Old 01-08-2004, 09:44 PM   #3
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I already tried that. It's not working. xfce never shows up as a selection with the Login Manager
 
Old 01-09-2004, 01:04 AM   #4
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see http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=113812
 
Old 01-09-2004, 05:56 PM   #5
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I only got it to work after putting a file called "xfce4.desktop" into the following directory "/usr/share/xsessions//usr/share/xsessions/".

AND. It only worked if the file "xfce4.desktop" had the following contents:

Quote:
[Desktop Entry]
Encoding=UTF-8
Name=xfce4
Name[az]=xfce4
Name[be]=xfce4
Name[ca]=xfce4
Name[cs]=xfce4
Name[cy]=xfce4
Name[da]=xfce4
Name[de]=xfce4
Name[el]=xfce4
Name[es]=xfce4
Name[et]=xfce4
Name[fi]=xfce4
Name[fr]=xfce4
Name[he]=xfce4
Name[hi]=xfce4
Name[hu]=xfce4
Name[it]=xfce4
Name[ko]=xfce4
Name[ms]=xfce4
Name[nl]=xfce4
Name[nn]=xfce4
Name[no]=xfce4
Name[pl]=xfce4
Name[pt]=xfce4
Name[pt_BR]=xfce4
Name[ro]=xfce4
Name[ru]=xfce4
Name[sk]=xfce4
Name[sl]=xfce4
Name[sq]=xfce4
Name[sr]=xfce4
Name[sr@Latn]=xfce4
Name[sv]=xfce4
Name[tr]=xfce4
Name[uk]=xfce4
Name[vi]=xfce4
Name[wa]=xfce4
Name[zh_CN]=xfce4
Name[zh_TW]=xfce4
Comment=This session logs you into xfce4
Comment[az]=Bu iclas sizi xfce4'a daxil edəcək
Comment[be]=Гэтая сэсыя завядзе вас у xfce4
Comment[ca]=Aquesta sessi entra en xfce4
Comment[cs]=Toto sezen vs přihls do xfce4
Comment[cy]=Mae'r sesiwn hwn yn eich mewngofnodi i xfce4
Comment[da]=Denne session logger dig p xfce4
Comment[de]=Diese Sitzung meldet Sie an xfce4 an
Comment[el]=Αυτή η συνεδρία σας εισάγει στο xfce4
Comment[es]=Con esta sesin accede a xfce4
Comment[fi]=Tm istunto kirjaa sisn xfce4en
Comment[fr]=Cette session vous connectera dans xfce4
Comment[he]=תצורת הפעלה זו מחברת אותך ל xfce4
Comment[hi]=यह सत्र गनोम में लॉगिन होगा
Comment[hu]=Ez a munkamenet a xfce4-ba jelentkeztet be
Comment[it]=Sessione di lavoro con xfce4
Comment[ko]=xfce4세션으로 로그인합니다
Comment[ms]=Sesi ini akan log anda ke xfce4
Comment[nl]=Deze sessie meldt u aan bij xfce4
Comment[nn]=Denne kta loggar p xfce4
Comment[no]=Denne sesjonen logger deg inn til xfce4
Comment[pl]=Sesja logowania do xfce4
Comment[pt]=Esta sesso inicia-o no xfce4
Comment[pt_BR]=Logar no ambiente xfce4
Comment[ro]=Această sesiune vă va loga n xfce4
Comment[sk]=Toto sedenie vs prihlsi do prostredia xfce4
Comment[sl]=Ta seja vas prijavi v xfce4
Comment[sq]=Kjo seanc do t'ju fus n xfce4
Comment[sr]=Ова сесија вас пријављује на xfce4
Comment[sr@Latn]=Ova sesija vas prijavljuje na xfce4
Comment[sv]=Denna session loggar in dig i xfce4
Comment[tr]=Bu oturum ile xfce4'a giriş yaparsınız
Comment[uk]=Сеанс роботи в середовищі xfce4
Comment[vi]=Session ny cho bạn đăng nhập vo xfce4
Comment[zh_CN]=此会话使您登录到 xfce4
Comment[zh_TW]=選取這個作業階段後會進入 xfce4 環境
Exec=startxfce4
TryExec=startxfce4
# no icon yet, only the top three are currently used
Icon=
Type=Application
Props to LordChaos on #fedora on irc.us.freenode.net.

Last edited by glock19; 01-09-2004 at 06:05 PM.
 
Old 01-09-2004, 06:16 PM   #6
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But I have yet to figure out a way to add xfce as the default window manager when I login through the graphical greeter.
 
  


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