[CentOS] centos6 - failsafe terminal on login screen
james-p at moving-picture.com
Fri Sep 28 12:44:28 EDT 2012
fred smith wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 05:36:19PM -1000, Miranda Hawarden-Ogata wrote:
>>I have some clients that run centos6 and I need to have users be able to
>>access the "failsafe terminal" from the login screen. The old options (from
>>4/5) for choosing your session aren't present. I've googled a bit on this
>>but don't seem to be using a good search string as most of the hits have
>>nothing to do with this and the rest aren't helpful.
>>So, just wondering if anyone knows what I need to do to "turn on" session
>>choosing from the login screen, and how to include the failsafe terminal.
> so, if I understand correctly, you want to be able to choosoe "Gnome",
> "XFCE", etc., etc. from the login screen, right?
> the feature is there, but it doesn't show up until you've chosen a username
> either from the list displayed, or entered one manually. so, enter a user
> ID and then choose, before completing the password.
If you install xorg-x11-xinit-session you get a option once you've
entered a username that will run your ~/.xsession or ~/.Xclients files
(if they exist)
You can use the file it installs
(/usr/share/xsessions/xinit-compat.desktop) as a template to create your
own 'desktop' file that will start what you like - I have a
/usr/share/xsessions/failsafe.desktop file that just starts xterm
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