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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 5:37 pm    Post subject: HOW2 on adding DE/WM to GDM session list??? Reply with quote

I want to know how could add the new session on gdm session list and what should I tweak and what should I add.

I use open box and GDM and this is in my ~/.xinitrc
Code:
 tint2&
exec ck-launch-session dbus-launch openbox-session


and in a login page of gdm I have gnome openbox gnome/openbox

now the main question here is how to add now DE/WM to this list.?

is there any way to add more than one "exec ck......." in xinitrc and how to add the new one accordingly in sgdm session list
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

By the way after login tint2 always starts!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 6:11 pm    Post subject: Adding Sessions to GDM? Reply with quote

http://maketecheasier.com/customize-the-gdm-sessions-list/2010/08/08

That's how to add extra sessions to GDM.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The other option is to select "Xsession" and then start your desktop/wm in .Xclients - the good old way. Get off my lawn!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 1:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

depontius wrote:
The other option is to select "Xsession" and then start your desktop/wm in .Xclients - the good old way. Get off my lawn!

could you explain it more. step by step?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

krax wrote:
depontius wrote:
The other option is to select "Xsession" and then start your desktop/wm in .Xclients - the good old way. Get off my lawn!

could you explain it more. step by step?


It took a moment to dig it out. It changed with baselayout-2, but that was auto-converted, and I haven't dealt with it manually, yet. In /etc/env.d I have a file "90xsession" with the contents
Code:
XSESSION="Xsession"

and the rest Just Works (TM)

In order to make this work, I have to have a .Xclients file. Mine is a convoluted mess of backwards compatibility between Linux and AIX, but the one line you really need to know is simply:
Code:
exec /usr/bin/icewm-session

Of course this is if you want to use icewm, and have it installed. Otherwise it might be stuff like gnome-session or startkde or startxfce4. You'd need to look for your particular DM/WM. It's been a bear, because from time to time the particulars of the X startup scripts have changed, so I also have a symlink ".xsession -> .Xclients".
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