AMD64 live DVD 2008 beta you can only boot into xfce desktop. I restarted X repeatedly and attempted gnome/egnome, kde/ekde, and it always boots into xfce. No big deal, I am so glad it's on the way to final, keep up the good work.
I'm not sure we really *care* if it can boot into Gnome/KDE. They're really only there so they can be installed with the installer.
What exactly did you do to try to get the other desktop environments?
I know it's not important at this point in development, it's still a bug though.
I'm sorry you don't care, you breakin my heart. I restarted X with ctrl+alt+backspace.
Umm... I asked a question, too, you know.
Just to mention: I wondered why these sessions are available in the sessions menu of gdm but only xfce is accessible. It would be nice if they were possible to start.
However: At least KDE can be started via: echo startkde > ~/.xinitrc && startx
This is likely a problem that I noticed a few years back, but I can't seem to find the bug for it. When gdm, if you're using auto-login, changing the session doesn't do anything.
If you let the auto-login work to get you into Xfce, open a terminal, 'sudo su -', change the 'gentoo' user's password to a known value, log out of your session, change the session, and then actually log in to GDM (instead of letting the auto-login go), does it work?
Chris, it's at the end of my comment: "I restarted X with
Sorry for the delay, didn't have access to my PC...
If I set a password for user gentoo, every session can be started except for e-kde and e-gnome.
What are e-kde and e-gnome? If these are secondary to the normal KDE and Gnome sessions, then I'm right about the old bug coming back to bite us.
I don't know what these sessions are. But the problem starting them seems unrelated. GDM runs them but the session gets closed instantly. So maybe you are right about the old bug.
Are recent release affected ? (this bug is kind of old)
I am going to close this bug the installer is an abandoned project.
The current LiveDvd does not include an installer but does offer KDE and Gnome and is currently being worked on for version 10.2
also irc #gentoo-ten