[plug] gdm configuration and kde4 - FIXED
sboak at westnet.com.au
Sat Sep 12 15:32:12 WST 2009
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On Sat, 12 Sep 2009 02:34:23 pm Steve Boak wrote:
> Hi all
> I have recently updated my Debian laptop to KDE4. Apart from the once when
> the update completed, I can't run KDE under either gdm or kdm - KDE doesn't
> come up in the list of session types. My session options under gdm at the
> moment are:
> Last session (selected)
> 1, Run Xclient script (I think this is the last session - runs GNOME)
> 2. GNOME
> 3. Secure Remote connection
> 4. TWM
> 5. Failsafe GNOME
> 6. Failsafe Terminal
> My question is: where are these options defined - in a file, or is the list
> dynamically built, because I can't find a configuration file anywhere
> containing these options.
> How do I add KDE4 to the list of sessions?
> (been googling for the last couple of hours with no luck, but I do know
> lots more about gdm than I did a little while ago :-)
Found the problem, but it was not what I expected. /usr/bin/startkde was
missing, as was /usr/share/xsessions/kde.desktop (session description files,
xxx.desktop, are stored in /usr/share/xsessions/ ).
On a whim, I tried "apt-cache search startkde" which returned
"kdebase-workspace-bin - core binaries for the KDE 4 base workspace module"
Seems kdebase-workspace-bin had somehow been uninstalled, by what or who I
don't know - I certainly didn't tell it to do that.
"apt-get install kdebase-workspace-bin" and
"cp /usr/share/kde4/apps/kdm/sessions/kde.desktop /usr/share/xsessions" sorted
Now I can select KDE on the gdm session list and it works.
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