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Bug 22673 - New GDM version, changes in session layout
Summary: New GDM version, changes in session layout
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] GNOME (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Lowest enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Linux Gnome Desktop Team
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-06-12 04:48 UTC by Ohad Lutzky
Modified: 2004-03-07 10:27 UTC (History)
0 users

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Description Ohad Lutzky 2003-06-12 04:48:46 UTC
GDM is out, and has some nice new features. The ebuild works
when renamed, but the problem is that they've changed the session system.
Details follow

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. mv gdm- gdm-
2. ebuild gdm- digest
3. emerge gdm-
4. Restart gdm
5. Check session list

Actual Results:  
Default.desktop, gnome.desktop, and two default sessions. (Corresponding to

Expected Results:  
Existant /etc/X11/Sessions.

Please note that this is not simply a matter of moving files around. GDM
sessions have been shell scripts so far, but now they've become INI-style files
with .desktop extensions. I do not use KDE's KDM, but seeing as the .desktop
files are very KDEish, perhaps they are compatible with KDE's session files.
Comment 1 foser (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-06-12 05:10:55 UTC
i know about it, but it is the first release in a development cycle. This won't go in the tree until it reaches maturity.
Comment 2 Ohad Lutzky 2003-06-12 06:22:55 UTC
Thanks. BTW, aren't development cycles denoted in odd numbers? (Linux kernel 2.5 for example)
Comment 3 Alastair Tse (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-06-12 06:28:05 UTC
it varies from project to project. in this case, 2.4.9x denotes the development version for 2.4.3 (i'd expect).
Comment 4 Alastair Tse (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-06-12 06:40:27 UTC
of course i mean denotes dev version of 2.4.3 .. gah ..
Comment 5 foser (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-06-12 07:03:47 UTC
gdm like bugbuddy has always had a somewhat off scheme. It isn't completely synced  with the 2.3 cycle but tries to follow it.
Comment 6 Mårten Woxberg 2003-06-15 14:14:47 UTC
GDM crashes when I try to configure the system, eg. System/Configure.
There are only options to execute gnome not KDE...

built gdm with the 2.3.3-r3 ebuild from

I'd rather be able to configure gdm altough Im a single user on this machine.
Comment 7 foser (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-06-15 14:42:47 UTC
we are not supporting breakmygentoo stuff in any way. Please go elsewhere.
Comment 8 Karl Abbott 2003-06-19 10:56:14 UTC
Yes....we have told you people time after time not to bring breakmygentoo bugs to You have no place here. Your bug belongs at Please get it together and read what we write. We don't write stuff like DO NOT report bugs to just because it's fun. We write it for reasons such as these.

Comment 9 Mårten Woxberg 2003-06-19 12:23:39 UTC
Sorry, I thought it didn't mather what ebuild I used when the version number matched. 

You people.. hmmpf... fosers comment was enough thank you.
Besides, it would be much easier to see if emerge -s gdm actually said

      Latest version available:
      Latest version installed:
instead of just /gnome-base/gdm

Then you'd know exactly what packade you installed.

I won't bugreport gnome anymore, ever. bye.
Comment 10 foser (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-03-07 10:27:05 UTC
closing this really old stuff