[CentOS] C6 and xfce

Tue Nov 14 15:18:02 UTC 2017
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Jonathan Billings wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 14, 2017 at 08:02:40AM -0500, mark wrote:
>> On 11/13/17 18:34, Gordon Messmer wrote:
>> > My guess is: you ran "startx".  That starts a session as the user that
>> > runs "startx"
>> It's a Netbook. I yum groupinstalled xfce, created an
>> /etc/sysconfig/desktop, added a line in /etc/X11/prefdm to include xfce,
>> copying one of the other lines, and rebooted. It came in in runlevel 5,
>> no login.
>> In other words, what I'd do with any other display manager.
> I believe that's the mistake you made, you told prefdm to start xfce
> instead of a display manager, which is what the prefdm upstart service
> starts.  As far as I know, xfce doesn't include a display manager.
> Normally, you'd start xfce from gdm (since its part of the default
> desktop install) but you could always use xdm to do so as well.  I
> believe you'll need to update your ~/.Xclients or ~/.xsession for
> per-user configs, or change the default in /etc/sysconfig/desktop.
> (It's been a couple years since I've touched a el6 desktop so I might
> be wrong here.)

Ahhh. Ok, thanks... though, since folks tell me that IceWM is still a
going project, I'll go to that, which I did use for years, while I've
never run xfce.

Thanks again, though.