Newly emerged WM's don't show up in session manager! :(

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sabayonic
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Re: Newly emerged WM's don't show up in session manager! :(

Post by sabayonic » Sun Jul 27, 2008 17:14

This may be a bit late, but a general fix appears to be (using kde3.5 & windowmaker in this example)

What have we got at present?

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# ls /usr/share/xsessions/
accel-server.desktop  gnome.desktop    metisse-gnome.desktop  xfce.desktop
fluxbox.desktop       kde-3.5.desktop  metisse-kde.desktop
What is available?

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# ls /usr/kde/3.5/share/apps/kdm/sessions
9wm.desktop            evilwm.desktop   matchbox.desktop   sawfish.desktop
aewm.desktop           fluxbox.desktop  metacity.desktop   twm.desktop
aewm++.desktop         flwm.desktop     mwm.desktop        ude.desktop
afterstep.desktop      fvwm95.desktop   olvwm.desktop      vtwm.desktop
amaterus.desktop       fvwm.desktop     olwm.desktop       w9wm.desktop
amiwm.desktop          gnome.desktop    openbox.desktop    waimea.desktop
asclassic.desktop      golem.desktop    oroborus.desktop   wm2.desktop
blackbox.desktop       icewm.desktop    phluid.desktop     wmaker.desktop
cde.desktop            ion.desktop      pwm.desktop        xfce4.desktop
ctwm.desktop           kde.desktop      qvwm.desktop       xfce.desktop
cwwm.desktop           larswm.desktop   ratpoison.desktop
enlightenment.desktop  lwm.desktop      sapphire.desktop
OK, windowaker is there, so let's copy it to /usr/share/xsessions

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# cp /usr/kde/3.5/share/apps/kdm/sessions/wmaker.desktop /usr/share/xsessions
Is it there?

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# ls /usr/share/xsessions/
accel-server.desktop  gnome.desktop    metisse-gnome.desktop  wmaker.desktop
fluxbox.desktop       kde-3.5.desktop  metisse-kde.desktop    xfce.desktop
There it is, so log out and there it is in the session list.
WindowMaker functioning now.

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