Interested in a spec for starting desktop sessions via gdm2

Darren J Moffat Darren.Moffat at Sun.COM
Sat Feb 5 00:37:00 EET 2005

On Fri, 2005-02-04 at 14:18, Brian Cameron wrote:
> I have recently become the maintainer of GDM2 and a feature I would like to
> work on is to support the ability to login to a specific desktop session
> (such as one defined via gnome-session-save) from the login screen.  I
> think the best approach would be if GNOME and KDE could specify the available
> sessions via a common format and in a file with a common name.
> I'm not well versed with KDE session setup so I am wondering if there might
> be someone who would be able to help put together a reasonable specification.
> Then I'd be happy to implement it so it works in GDM2.

A little additional data point for this topic.  CDE has a similar
functionality already.

There are basically three types of session in CDE: 1) Home, 2) Last,
3) $DISPLAY.  If 3 exists it is used, the choice between 1 and 2 is
a user preference.

CDE has no ability to allow the user to pick one.

Darren J Moffat

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