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Re: Gdm not recognizing window manager


From: Patrick Pippen
Subject: Re: Gdm not recognizing window manager
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2023 07:54:24 -0500


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> On Aug 9, 2023, at 7:05 PM, Mario Forzanini <mf@marioforzanini.com> wrote:
> 
> ´╗┐On 8/7/23 15:15, Patrick Pippen wrote:
>> Greetings I just installed GUIX 1.4.0 over the weekend with XFCE. Then I 
>> installed Bspwm and sxhkd. Then I created a .xsession  file with only this 
>> content: exec bspwm
>> Restarted laptop tried logging in and it only goes back to login screen. My 
>> question is with gdm how do I get gdm to allow me to choose between XFCE and 
>> Bspwm?
> 
> Hi,
> I think I had a similar problem some time ago, the trick that made it work 
> for me was making sure that the .xsession file was executable, i.e.
Definitely that got things to work for me thanks.
> 
> $ chmod +x $HOME/.xsession
> 
> Anyway, if you install the window manager in the system config, an xsession 
> file should be installed along with the package in a place where GDM can find 
> it, at least this is what other window managers do. Once you've done that you 
> should see BSPWM appear among the login options.
> 
> Hope this helps!
> -- 
> Mario
> 



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