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Re: [opensuse-factory] /etc/sysconfig/windowmanager out of date

On 04/30/2015 04:11 AM, Felix Miata wrote:
There is no real man page for this config file. Its a text file that's
ostensibly self-documenting. Apparently it hasn't been updated in a very long
time. Most recent touch to a bug report with string "/windowmanager" in
summary was over 4 years ago (gdm ignores DEFAULT_WM...). Here's TW's list of
possibilities for the windowmanager to be used by default:

## Type: string(gnome,kde4,kde,lxde,xfce,twm,icewm)

As it apparently has been since the beginning of time, a minimal X
installation preserves this too:


I don't know if kde4 ever worked in it. Instead,


has been required for KDE4 to start by running simply 'startx' from a vtty.
It does not work for Plasma5. That it doesn't is why the problem reported in was discovered. What
does, or should, cause Plasma5 to be the default? Is there any doc that
explains? Are there other missing or obsolete types?
I know xdm uses this configuration file although normally I use kdm or lightdm, I know enlightenment has moved towards launching using a systemd user session, I have no idea how this works with startx but from memory xdm wasn't capable of launching it, maybe kde is doing the same here.

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