|Summary:||choice of display manager is tied to choice of desktop|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Bert de Bruijn <bob>|
|Component:||gdm||Assignee:||Preston Brown <pbrown>|
|Status:||CLOSED NOTABUG||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||1999-11-23 15:54:24 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Bert de Bruijn 1999-11-15 09:42:25 UTC
/etc/X11/prefdm chooses a display manager according to the desktop preference in /etc/sysconfig/desktop I need remote XDMCP features, and therefore I run xdm (because gdm doesn't support indirects (etc.) as well as it should). In the present configuration, I can't choose to run a Gnome desktop and have /etc/X11/prefdm start xdm at the same time. I think the display manager choice should be seperated from the desktop environment choice.
Comment 1 Preston Brown 1999-11-23 15:54:59 UTC
This is a custom configuration issue. The choice of associating the window manager that goes with the desktop that is chosen is what most users are expecting by default. If you wish, you can modify /etc/sysconfig/desktop to be "AnotherLevel" and then use switchdesk to change your individual preferences.