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Redhat 8 the hard way... adding GNOME afterwards

----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Iadonisi" <pri.blu at>
To: <discuss at>
Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2003 1:28 PM
Subject: Re: Redhat 8 the hard way... adding GNOME afterwards

> On Wed, Mar 05, 2003 at 11:43:36AM -0500, Scott Prive wrote:
> > I was trying to avoid THAT because I'm a software QA tester (recently
> > unemployed; need a job!), and I pride myself on solving and
> > problems. :-)
> >
> > But it looks like the benefit of understanding this one is
> > to the effort, so I'll do a CD software update and move on...
>   If it's not too late...

Nope, thx :-)
>   I *think* the switchdesk* apps have been deprecated.  Now, when you log
> in from gdm, select the "Sessions" option on the bottom of the screen.
> Select gnome,

GNOME is not a listed option; I have: Last, Default, Failsafe, Windowmaker.

Default boots twm; Last and Windowmaker are the same, and Failsafe is no
window manager at all.

>and then, if it's not your default, you will be asked if
> you want it to be the default for subsequent logins.
>   To set it globally for all users, but before they login for the first
> (otherwise, their .Xclients* files will already have been setup by their
> first login), change the DESKTOP= line in /etc/sysconfig/desktop to
> DESKTOP=GNOME, if it isn't that already.

/etc/sysconfig/desktop did not exist, so I tried creating it with
DESKTOP=GNOME. Restarted X, still no luck.

> --
> -Paul Iadonisi
>  Senior System Administrator
>  Red Hat Certified Engineer / Local Linux Lobbyist
>  Ever see a penguin fly?  --  Try Linux.
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