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Old 01-24-2004, 01:34 AM   #1
Registered: Dec 2003
Location: munich
Distribution: Fedora Core 4
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Arrow problem updating rh9 to fedora: config GDM to start another wm direfent to kde

Hi people,

i have a very strange problem. someone at a #fedora irc chaneln told me, there was no problem updating rh9 to fedora c1.

i did it, and almost everything workes. exept the gdm. i used to have icewm and blackbox installed, but now i only can start them if i put a .xsession file on my home.

i don't whant to keep this configuration, because i'm turning between kde and icewm and sometimes i need the one and sometimes the otherone.

what i did: i edit the file /etc/X11/xdm/Session and put following lines:
exec -l $SHELL -c "/usr/share/apps/switchdesk/Xclients.icewm"

i made the file /usr/share/apps/switchdesk/Xclients.icewm as follows

exec xscreensaver &
exec /usr/bin/icewm-session

and ofcourse, i made this other file : /etc/X11/gdm/Session/icewm

exec /etc/X11/xdm/Xsession icewm

the problem: gdm Beeps at startup and i don't get icewm in the munue... all this worked with rh9

i even made a file called: /etc/X11/dm/Sessions/icewm.desktop with:


if someone could help me resolving this little problem, i would be very glad.



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