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Old 07-14-2005, 02:36 PM   #1
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How to make kdm recognize enlightenment?


HI all, I'm using FC4 and change the login manager to kdm. I've just installed enlightenment, but kdm doesn't recognize it, so I can't login to enlightenment; it doesn't recognize fluxbox either. Does someone know how to add enlightenment and fluxbox to kdm sessions??
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Old 07-14-2005, 02:46 PM   #2
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Which version of kdm (and kde) do you have ?

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Old 07-14-2005, 03:24 PM   #3
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From a quick look at the mirrors, it looks like FC4 is using 3.4. If it is using the same format as 3.3, then it is simply a matter of checking your kdmrc file (probably at /etc/kde3/kdm/kdmrc) to see where the SessionDirs line points to, and then adding a new entry to that location.

For example, under Debian the SessionDirs entry points to /usr/share/xsessions, under which is one .desktop file per window manager. The format should be pretty self explainatory, e.g. for Enlightenment you would use something like
Code:
[Desktop Entry]
Encoding=UTF-8
Name=Enlightenment
Comment=Highly configurable X11 Window manager
Exec=enlightenment
Terminal=False
TryExec=enlightenment
Type=Application

[Window Manager]
SessionManaged=true
Hope this helps !

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Old 07-14-2005, 04:24 PM   #4
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I'm using kde3.4. I tried to find out which version of kdm but I couldn't. I'll try what you suggested me to see what happens. Thanks.
 
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Thanks it worked, the only problem now is that I can't start any app in enlightenment, and I don't even see a 'run' command or a shell to start the applications.
 
Old 07-14-2005, 05:27 PM   #6
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Great

By default, you may have to use the middle mouse button to bring up the menu (or left and right together, if using a two button mouse). Then under User Menus -> User Application List there should be some shells listed.

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Hi, I'm on enlightenment now. I found the 'run command' option, so I can launch apps. After searching on some fedora forums, I found I had to install e17genmenu and other configuration apps to start setting up enlightenment, so I'll find a way to do it. Thanks for your help.
 
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No worries. (I tend to do as much as possible using hotkeys and a shell, rather than the menu).

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