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Old 08-18-2008, 12:32 PM   #1
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Gentoo - Select GNOME as default session

Hi, I'm not really new to linux as i've been using Ubuntu for a while but i am new to Gentoo.

I have just managed to get X,xdm,Gnome and gdm installed. I can get gdm to startup as the display manager but when I enter a username/password a window comes up asking me to select a session. But Default is the only option. The window looks like its just an X window not a Gnome window and the X system starts up when I select it not Gnome. How do I get Gnome on to this list?

I have XSESSION set to "Gnome". in /etc/rc.conf.
Old 08-18-2008, 03:45 PM   #2
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I don't fully understand what you are saying.

You set GDM to be your Display Manager?
(in: /etc/conf.d/xdm)?

How did you install Gnome?

You only have Gnome installed as a Desktop Environment?
I can't remember if it would be normal in that case to have just "default" as a choice - which would/should be gnome...

Did you switch to openrc?
the setup is a litte different there:

What is it you expect to see vs. what you do see?


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