Subject: Re: X11 e gnome difficulties
To: None <>
From: Matthias Scheler <>
List: tech-x11
Date: 07/22/2001 16:27:19
In article <>,
	Franco Tassone <> writes:
> My box still executes xdm, so what should I do to start gdm instead of
> xdm ?

You don't need to. Just create a ".xsession" file like this one in
your home directory.

exec gnome-session

Don't forget to make it executable with "chmod 755 .xsession".

> Unfortunatelly no login prompt appears, although gdmlogin appears to be
> running, just green background and nothing else.

You have to copy "/usr/X11R6/etc/gdm/gdm.conf.default" to
"/usr/X11R6/etc/gdm/gdm.conf" and customize it.

	Kind regards

Matthias Scheler