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Old 06-08-2012, 04:43 AM   #1
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Squeeze with gdm3 - sessions menu missing from greeter


I'm running debian squeeze which came with gdm3. I have not attempted to customise gdm3 at all. At the login screen all I see is the username/password box, and a few things at the bottom right of the screen (accessibility, the time, and the shutdown icon).

I want to have the sessions menu on there so that I can choose between gnome and dwm. The desktop files are present as you can see (gnome and twm were there by default and the dwm one was put there automatically when I did "aptitude install dwm").

root@blackbox:~# ls /usr/share/xsessions/
dwm.desktop gnome.desktop twm.desktop

Why am I not seeing a sessions menu? And how do I get one? I have trawled google and no-one else seems to have this problem, so am I just misunderstanding something?

Thanks in advance

naomi
 
Old 06-09-2012, 04:07 AM   #2
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http://dev.man-online.org/man8/gdm3/


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When managing a display, gdm3 attempts to execute /etc/gdm3/Init/display, or /etc/gdm3/Init/Default if that does not exist. When a user logs in, gdm3 first attempts /etc/gdm3/PreSession/display (or /etc/gdm3/PreSession/Default), and then one of the sessions defined in /usr/share/xsessions. When the session has completed, gdm attempts to run /etc/gdm3/PostSession/display, or /etc/gdm3/PostSession/Default.

You may want to check out these config files.
 
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Old 06-11-2012, 03:39 AM   #3
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Thanks, but the problem turned out to be way simpler. I was expecting the sessions widget to appear straight away but actually it does not appear until you click the user name.
 
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Thanks jv2112, just found this via google and it helped me add Ratpoison to my GDM3 menu. Thought I'd post to highlight a helpful thread.
 
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Glad to hear it !!
 
  


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