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Old 10-01-2003, 07:54 AM   #1
Registered: Aug 2001
Location: New Hampshire, USA
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Dropline gdm login screen problem

Hi all,

I installed Dropline Gnome and am having problems with the graphical login. It never saves my session as the default session. Even when I select something different it never asks me if I want to use it as the default. Every time I need to log in I have to select my specific session. Anyone know how to fix this?
Old 10-01-2003, 10:03 AM   #2
Registered: Sep 2003
Distribution: FreeBSD-5.2.1
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for this example, $DESKTOP is say... wmaker,kde, gnome-session

$ export DESKTOP='wmaker';
$ touch $HOME/.xinitrc;
$ echo "exec $DESKTOP" > $HOME/.xinitrc;
$ chmod 644 $HOME/.xinitrc;
and in your .bashrc, put this in:

startx &
once you log-in textmode you'll quickly login using the last desktop you used...

try un-installing the gnome-login, its annoying
hope that helps.
Old 10-01-2003, 12:56 PM   #3
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Location: Ballston Lake, NY
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mmm i had a problem with this a while ago when i had dropline installed. Something messed up in the gnome configuration and I couldn't log into gnome even with a root account... it always dropped me back to xtermfailsafe I ended up installing Solaris 9 on the laptop instead but then went back to slackware 9.1 in the end.
Old 10-01-2003, 03:36 PM   #4
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bleh, i do the same thing... going from 1 distro to another... from red hat 2 mandrake 2 slackware and back.


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