Michael Leone on Mon, 8 Jan 2001 23:17:26 -0500

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[PLUG] Oddness with gdm (graphical login)

OK. So I'm trying out Mandrake 7.2 - quite a nice distribution. But I'm 
having a bit of a login problem, and having difficulty finding out the 
reasons (and answers).

I now login via gdm (the Gnome Display Manager). Fine; I can deal with that. 
BUT ... it seems to keep forgetting that "Gnome" is an option.

I've noticed that the file "Gnome" in /etc/X11/gdm/Sessions keeps losing it's 
"execute" privelege. If (as root) I do a "chmod a+x Gnome", then "Gnome" 
shows up as an option in the gdm login box. HOWEVER, if I reboot, then the 
file gets reset  - there's no more "execute". And I haven't found what it is 
that's resetting it. Has to be something Mandrake specific, but I haven't 
been able to figure out what.

Anybody using Mandrake 7.2 with gdm? Or ANY thoughts? :-) It's really irksome.

Michael J. Leone <mailto:turgon@mike-leone.com>
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