GDM session switching

Gerry Tool gstool at
Sun Nov 9 01:15:38 UTC 2003

On Sat, 2003-11-08 at 16:45, Peter Eddy wrote:
> Gerry Tool wrote:
> > On Sat, 2003-11-08 at 15:16, Richard E Miles wrote:
> > 
> >>While trying to switch sessions on a temporary basis from kde to gnome 
> >>the session remained kde. A warning to use the desktop switcher was 
> >>indicated to make this permanent. Has anayone else noticed this behavior?
> > 
> > I believe you are seeing the intended behavior.  The current situation
> > allows you to on-demand log into the GUI you don't normally use, but
> > retains your normal GUI as the default if you don't explicitly select
> > one until you change that default by using desktop switcher while logged
> > in.  The next login then is to your new default.  I wodnered about it at
> > first, but now like it in case I don't remember that my last login
> > wasn't to my normal environment.
> At first I thought this was a bug, but now I think you're right, it's 
> intentional. Though I haven't come to like it as you have. Why make 
> things more complicated than necessary?  Not to mention that, at least 
> in KDE, the desktop switching tool is buried in System Settings -> More 
> System Setings -> Desktop Swithing Tool. Hardly intuitive.

In Gnome it is found in the same place, plus in Preferences > More
Preferences > Desktop Switching Tool
> Didn't RedHat distributions prompt you to make the current selection the 
> default when you changed it from gdm?  That seems like a more intuitive 
> way to me.

That is the way it used to work.  I'm not sure how RHL9 has it - I'll
check it there next time I'm in that system.  Give the new way some time
before you get upset.


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