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Old 02-18-2005, 05:57 PM   #1
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FC3 defaults to safe session

Every time I boot FC3, it goes into a safe session. I have to log out, choose Session menu and check KDE instead of default session. Is Safe selected as default, or is there some problem I don't know about? It goes into KDE readily when I select it, but I can't find any place that a default session is selected.
Old 02-18-2005, 07:20 PM   #2
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try this:

switchdesk KDE

i had the same problem and can't remember how i fixed it! but try that!

Old 03-15-2005, 05:55 PM   #3
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default session not kde

I am having the same problem, switchdesk didn't help.
Old 03-15-2005, 08:29 PM   #4
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What does /etc/sysconfig/desktop have in it?


DESKTOP="KDE" should work.
Old 03-16-2005, 05:35 PM   #5
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re FC3 default session resolved

finally got this resolved. changing /etc/sysconfig/desktop file didn't help (don't know why not)
switchdesk KDE didn't help either, however I ran "switchdesk" w/o any command tail and it reported :

burlen@quaoar:~$ switchdesk
Red Hat Linux switchdesk 4.0
Copyright (C) 1999-2004 Red Hat, Inc
Redistributable under the terms of the GNU General Public License
Desktop Switcher GUI is unavailable.
Please install the switchdesk-gui package or use
switchdesk desktopname.

So from the FC3 cd's I installed the switchdesk-gui package, and from the switchdesk-gui I was able to configure KDE instead of failsafe terminal.

FC3 has some minor but very annoying little bugs!


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