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Re: [opensuse-factory] /etc/sysconfig/windowmanager out of date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

DEFAULT_WM="twm"

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

DEFAULT_WM="kde-plasma"

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
http://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=929016 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.

Cheers
Simon
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