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It's not my problem but someone has posted this in an other non-English forum and the problem made me very curious as I would love to know how linux handles each aspect
The user has installed Ubuntu 11.10, also he installed some GNOME, KDE and two more DEs
He has enabled the root account and set a password for it
Then he tried to log into the system using different DEs
Each time he tries that he ends up with the default unity DE! http://i41.tinypic.com/2l95i8m.jpg
Any idea how linux handles the process? I am not interested in solving the problem, I am more interested in the mechanism and the priorities
This is getting crazier! and now I am obsessed with finding the solution
I have manually modified the dmrc file at /root to
However I ended up with unity again! I would love to know what component is checking on the root and stopping it from loading any DEs but the default one!
The rest of the users can easily switch between different DEs
There is a button on the gdm screen to allow you to select the session (It is the gear in 11.10). It will be the gear icon in 11.10, but I do recall one that had a little text box in a different version of Ubuntu. Select your session from that. You can even set that as default.