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tscolari
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2004 11:40 pm    Post subject: How to add KDE to GDM? Reply with quote

I aways used kdm to manage the logins, now im trying out gdm but i cant get kde to appear in the Session list!

Here are somethings ive done to try it:

created a kde-3.2.3 in the /etc/X11/gdm/PreSession :
#!/bin/sh
/usr/kde/3.2/bin/startkde

created a KDE in the /etc/X11/gdm/Sessions, /etc/X11/Sessions:
#!/bin/bash
exec /etc/X11/xdm/Xsession kde

crated a kde.desktop in the /etc/X11/dm/Sessions:
[Desktop Entry]
Encoding=UTF-8
# The names/descriptions should really be better
Name=KDE
Exec=/etc/X11/xdm/Xsession kde
Icon=
Type=Application

I dont know what more to try... how can i make kde to appear in the gdm session list?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2004 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For some reason gdm recently changed to look for .desktop files in /usr/share/xsessions/. I plunked a kde.desktop file in there with the following contents:
Code:
[Desktop Entry]
Encoding=UTF-8
Name=KDE
Comment=This session logs you into KDE
Exec=/etc/X11/Sessions/kde-3.2.3
TryExec=/etc/X11/Sessions/kde-3.2.3
Type=Application


It sucks a bit because I've got to manually update it with each KDE upgrade, but it works well enough for me.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2004 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i did what you said but still no kde in the list!

im getting out of idea... what is wrong with my gdm?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2004 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try
Exec=startkde
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2004 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tscolari wrote:
i did what you said but still no kde in the list!

im getting out of idea... what is wrong with my gdm?


Try...
Code:
chmod 755 /usr/share/xsessions/kde.desktop
Here is my kde.desktop...
Code:
[Desktop Entry]
Encoding=UTF-8
Name=KDE
Comment=This session logs you into KDE
Exec=/usr/kde/3.2/bin/startkde
TryExec=/usr/kde/3.2/bin/startkde
# no icon yet, only the top three are currently used
Icon=
Type=Application

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2004 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

still not working!!
I copied the kde.desktop above and still not appearing as option!
The only session options i get are these:
-Last
-Xfce Session
-Default System Session
-Custom Session
-Gnome
-Failsafe Gnome
-Failsafe terminal

only these!

here are the ls of the xsession dirs i know:
Code:

#/usr/share/xsessions> ll
total 12
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root root 2919 Jun 10 22:27 gnome.desktop
-rwxrwxrwx  1 root root  220 Ago 27 21:53 kde.desktop
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root root  166 Ago 25 21:34 xfce.desktop

#/etc/X11/gdm/PreSession> ll
total 12
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root root 979 Jun 10 22:27 Default
-rwx------  1 root root  36 Ago 25 20:04 kde-3.2.3
-rwx------  1 root root 220 Ago 27 21:55 kde.desktop

#/etc/X11/dm/Sessions> ll
total 20
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root root  301 Jun 10 22:27 custom.desktop
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root root 4444 Ago 25 20:12 default.desktop
-rwx------  1 root root  220 Ago 27 21:55 kde.desktop
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root root  202 Mai 20 23:29 xfce.desktop

#/etc/X11/Sessions> ll
total 16
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root root 2464 Ago 23 21:14 Gnome
-rwxrwxrwx  1 root root   44 Ago 25 20:06 KDE
-rwx------  1 root root  220 Ago 27 21:56 kde.desktop
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root root 2187 Mai  6 01:02 Xsession


I dont know what to do, why this dont show in the session menu??!!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2004 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't take this the wrong way but I have to ask... did you restart your system? GDM has to stop and start to refresh the list. Failing that, then try to emerge gdm again.
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