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Redhat 8 the hard way... adding GNOME afterwards

On Wed, Mar 05, 2003 at 04:12:54PM -0500, Scott Prive wrote:


> >   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.

  Ah.  Does /etc/X11/gdm/Sessions/GNOME exist?  It's contents are:

exec /etc/X11/xdm/Xsession gnome

and it is part of the gnome-session package.

> >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
> time
> > (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.

  Right, if gnome-session is missing, that would probably be the cause of
this as well.  Otherwise, I'm stumped.

-Paul Iadonisi
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