Tricky question about XFce on MDK 9.1

Mark Welker welker at
Tue Jul 1 21:20:53 CEST 2003


This is how I did it with Slackware 9.0

As su. I made the file /etc/X11/gdm/Sessions/Xfce4
This is what I put in it.

#!/bin/bash -login

/etc/X11/xdm/Xsession xfce4

Then I did chmod +x /etc/X11/gdm/Sessions/Xfce4

Next I edited /etc/X11/xdm/Xsession
I added this.

        exec startxfce4

It works for me on Slack 9.0
Maybe it will help you with Mandrake? I don't know.

On Tue, 1 Jul 2003, Xtian Xultz wrote:

> Hello all!
> I instaled the XFce 4 on my Mdk 9.1 using the rpm packages, and
> XFce works great (Im using right now and cant stop using it! )
> But I have a little problem: Im using the GDM login manager.
> Because I have users using XFce 3, I didnt borrow the original
> XFCE call on the GDM Sessions configuration.
> So, on the /etc/X11/gdm/Sessions I created a file called XFce4,
> did a chmod +x on it and inside I call the XFce 4 desktop. Works
> great.
> But (always have a but...) when I restart the computer, the file
> I created doens have the execution flag. I have to do a chmod +x
> on the file to XFce4 appear on the GDM options. I tryed to put
> a chmod +x on the rc.local but didnt worked.
> Someone perhaps know swhy this???
> Thanx for any help.
> Best regards
> Xtian Xultz
> Curitiba, Brazil
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