Gdm and a xinitrc

Gdm troubles
Added by Christoph Kappel over 7 years ago

The current version of gdm ignores the ~/.xinitrc and the ~/.xsession completely which really surprised me, I thought it used them in prior versions.

The is mostly a problem when using ubuntu but there is a way to get this working. Gdm loads the .desktop files from /usr/share/xsessions and offers them in the sessions menu, therefore the easiest way is to create a new entry for our xsession:

[Desktop Entry]
Name=Xsession
Exec=/etc/X11/Xsession

This will load our ~/.xinitrc as we expect it.


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