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Old 09-27-2004, 09:13 PM   #1
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Adding Window Manager to Login Screen

Hey folks,

I'm running Fedora Core 1. I just installed Garnome (Gnome 2.8). Now, I'm trying to actually run it. I created my garnome-session scripts following all the examples. Then I followed instructions on the net on how to add it to my Login Manager. I did the following:

chmod a+rx garnome-session
mv garnome-session /usr/bin/

cd /etc/X11/dm/Sessions
cp gnome.desktop garnome.desktop
sed -e 's/GNOME/GARNOME/g' < gnome.desktop > garnome.desktop.tmp
sed -e 's/gnome-session/garnome-session/g'
rm garnome.desktop.tmp

I verified the contents of garnome.desktop and it looks good. But, even after a reboot, Garnome does not appear as an option in my login manager. What am I missing?

It's possible I'm running KDM. Are those instructions only for GDM? If so, how would I do it for KDM?

Old 09-27-2004, 11:40 PM   #2
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I'm using mdkkdm and I'm not sure what the differences are, but I added a file in /etc/X11/wmsession.d cooresponding to the session type I wanted to add.

Also, I'm not sure if Fedora comes with it, but /usr/sbin/chksession was also useful. As root, try /usr/sbin/chksession --help

Good luck


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