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Re: [E-devel] FC5 & X.org X11R7 with entrance

Didier Casse wrote:
On 4/2/06, Laurence Vanek <lvanek@charter.net> wrote:
Didier Casse wrote:
On 4/2/06, Laurence Vanek <lvanek@charter.net> wrote:

Didier -

so would it be correct to assume you are bypassing entrance & starting
englightenment from gdm?

Yeps directly from GDM.

On my FC5 install the switch desktop tool doesnt do the job for
enlightenment, although it seems to see it.

I would imagine that moving the pieces of X around in xorg 7 (moving it
to to /usr/bin) will screw up more than several things.

just type:

switchdesk enlightenment

assuming that you have the package:
switchdesk-4.0.8-4 installed.

It should work. Or else edit the files ~/.Xclients and
~/.Xclients-default manually. You should
alter the WMPATH to /usr/local in your case. :)

(didier@zeus:~)$ cat ~/.Xclients-default
# (c) 2000 Red Hat, Inc.

WMPATH="/usr/bin /usr/X11R6/bin /usr/local/bin"

for p in $WMPATH ; do
   [ -x $p/$WM ] && exec $p/$WM

exit 1

(didier@zeus:~)$ cat ~/.Xclients
#! /bin/bash

# Created by Red Hat Desktop Switcher

if [ -e "$HOME/.Xclients-$HOSTNAME$DISPLAY" ]; then
    exec $HOME/.Xclients-$HOSTNAME$DISPLAY
    exec $HOME/.Xclients-default

With kind regards,

Didier -

attempting to switch desktops as you suggest (logged in a usr) I get:

Red Hat Linux switchdesk 4.0
Copyright (C) 1999-2004 Red Hat, Inc
Redistributable under the terms of the GNU General Public License
ERROR: Enlightenment is not installed on your machine! to install
Enlightenment, please type
yum install "enlightenment"

I have /usr/local/bin in my path & I do have enlightenment installed.

Edit manually the ~/.Xclients-default and replace the actual WMPATH
(if any) with:


You have to ensure that you  ~/.Xclients point to ~/.Xclients-default.

With kind regards,
Didier -

Found the problem. I had a value set for DISPLAYMANAGER in /etc/sysconfig/desktop file. Once this was commented out I was able to get enlightenment to start using gdm following the rest of your advice in this thread.

I suppose this should be on the users list but it does high-lite an issue with entrance for Fedora Core 5 & its use of xorg 7.

-thanks for help