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    Default cant switch window managers

    I've installed Openbox from the repo and when I log out of gnome and go to log into openbox, GDM restarts. It does this with IceWM too, and even TWM. Am I missing something? A config file that needs modified?

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    GDM is the Gnome Desktop Manager it controls your logins - which user, which desktop environment to login to - try the "session" link at the bottom, a list of possible different de's should appear (at least that;s how it works in KDE).

    If you used KDE you'd use KDM but there's other options also like XDM. The xDM's are just gateway menus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by google01103 View Post
    GDM is the Gnome Desktop Manager it controls your logins - which user, which desktop environment to login to - try the "session" link at the bottom, a list of possible different de's should appear (at least that;s how it works in KDE).

    If you used KDE you'd use KDM but there's other options also like XDM. The xDM's are just gateway menus.
    That's how I've been selecting my Openbox session. As soon as I choose the user and choose openbox for the session, I go to login and GDM restarts.

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    take a look at /var/log/gdm.log, might be large
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    Default Re: cant switch window managers

    On 2011-03-21 02:36, DupermanDave wrote:

    > That's how I've been selecting my Openbox session. As soon as I choose
    > the user and choose openbox for the session, I go to login and GDM
    > restarts.


    You mean that the openbox session does not open. You probably haven't
    installed it completely.

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    I don't have a log for GDM in that directory. I have a GDM folder which has no readable files in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DupermanDave View Post
    I don't have a log for GDM in that directory. I have a GDM folder which has no readable files in it.
    I have a kdm.log so I just assumed gdm would have one too
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    Default Re: cant switch window managers

    On 2011-03-21 12:06, google01103 wrote:
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    > DupermanDave;2309063 Wrote:
    >> I don't have a log for GDM in that directory. I have a GDM folder which
    >> has no readable files in it.

    >
    > I have a kdm.log so I just assumed gdm would have one too


    This is not a problem of GDM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    On 2011-03-21 02:36, DupermanDave wrote:

    > That's how I've been selecting my Openbox session. As soon as I choose
    > the user and choose openbox for the session, I go to login and GDM
    > restarts.


    You mean that the openbox session does not open. You probably haven't
    installed it completely.

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    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 11.2 x86_64 "Emerald" at Telcontar)
    Could be entirely possible. I'll try using a different package and uninstall the one I currently have.

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    I installed it from the stock repository. I don't see openbox for opensuse 11.4 anywhere else on the internet. Am I out of luck with this?

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