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Mark7 03-25-2008 07:47 AM

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.

indienick 03-25-2008 09:53 AM

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:

$ 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                                              |


Mark7 03-25-2008 10:15 AM

I looked in xsessions and there's already a desktop entry for ROX there.


[Desktop Entry]

Comment=This session logs you into the ROX desktop
Slim doesn't see it, though.

indienick 03-25-2008 08:59 PM

Have you tried reading the documentation, or even the manpage for SLiM?

Mark7 03-26-2008 08:42 AM

Yes. It didn't help

indienick 03-26-2008 08:51 AM

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?

Mark7 03-26-2008 09:20 AM


You know. I'm beginning to wonder if it's because ROX is a desktop environment and not a WM.

indienick 03-26-2008 09:19 PM

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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