Remember session type

Asked by Christian Sturm on 2011-10-04

How can I configure LXDM to remember the session type (window manager, desktop) of a user, so it will be selected at the next login. Should I file a feature request for this?

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enubuntu (mr.tennents) said : #1

At login screen select it and login. Now it will be the default session for every login with the user that you have choosed.

enubuntu (mr.tennents) said : #2

Here is an example of where you have to select LXDM:

Christian Sturm (reezer) said : #3

Isn't that GDM?

Here it always chooses the last selection of any user. So every time I choose LXDE the setting will be overwritten and also changed for all other users. When they change for example I will land in an XFCE session, when I don't change it again.

The session (desktop) for the user will be remembered.If you want to set the WM then you can either use the LXDE config, or (easier) you can add a startup item to run:

openbox --replace

replace openbox with the WM you want to use.

Christian Sturm (reezer) said : #5

Hmm, then it's probably a bug because it doesn't do so here.

Will dig into this and report on it.

Can you give the output of:

apt-cache policy lxdm; apt-cache policy lightdm


Do you only have one user in the OS too?

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