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Old 03-25-2008, 08:47 AM   #1
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How Do I Add ROX To Slim Log In Manager?


Or any window manager for that matter.

I tried editing the conf file, but that doesn't work.
 
Old 03-25-2008, 10:53 AM   #2
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All you need to do is create a .desktop file in /usr/share/xsessions with all of the pertinent information.

The easiest way to do this, is to copy an existing one, and change the info inside. Here's an example of what I did for creating an Enlightenment DR17 one:
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$ cd /usr/share/xsessions
$ sudo cp ion2.desktop e17.desktop
$ sudo nano e17.desktop
 ---------------------------------------------------------------
| [Desktop Entry]                                               |
| Name=Enlightenment DR17                                       |
| Comment=Development version of the next Enlightenment release |
| Exec=/opt/bin/enlightenment_start                             |
| Type=Application                                              |
 ---------------------------------------------------------------
 
Old 03-25-2008, 11:15 AM   #3
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I looked in xsessions and there's already a desktop entry for ROX there.

Quote:
[Desktop Entry]

Encoding=UTF-8
Name=ROX
Comment=This session logs you into the ROX desktop
Exec=/usr/local/sbin/rox-session
Type=Application
Slim doesn't see it, though.
 
Old 03-25-2008, 09:59 PM   #4
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Have you tried reading the documentation, or even the manpage for SLiM?
 
Old 03-26-2008, 09:42 AM   #5
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Yes. It didn't help
 
Old 03-26-2008, 09:51 AM   #6
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I don't know...I'm starting to run out of ideas, here.

Are you making sure to restart the X server everytime you make a change? Ctrl + Alt + Backspace?
 
Old 03-26-2008, 10:20 AM   #7
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Yeah.

You know. I'm beginning to wonder if it's because ROX is a desktop environment and not a WM.
 
Old 03-26-2008, 10:19 PM   #8
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Maybe - usually though, the login manager would still just call one script to launch each of the components in the proper order: like gnome-session, startkde, etc.
 
  


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