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Re: GDM Suggestion



On Sun, 2004-05-02 at 00:08, Havoc Pennington wrote:

> 't remember the whole set of issues but I think it was basically so
> that a) switchdesk would appear to do something (it only works if you
> are using the "Default" gdm session which runs ~/.Xclients, so if you'd
> chosen a session in gdm switchdesk would seem busted) and b) so that if
> someone had run switchdesk historically they wouldn't get reverted to
> the default desktop on upgrade.
> 
> Part of the issue is that switchdesk works with startx and kdm, but I
> don't think we should care about that anymore honestly. kdm could have
> similar functionality, and in the startx case someone is using command
> line already and can edit .Xclients.

Nothing elaborate about the rational:

 - At that time we supported xdm, kdm, gdm, and startx
 - So we needed something like switchdesk
 - The combination of switchdesk and gdm choosing the session doesn't
   work correctly.

Regards,
						Owen

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