[Grml] Having a way to set default X session manager

Michael Prokop mika at grml.org
Mon Aug 3 01:32:56 CEST 2009

* Michael Whapples <mwhapples at aim.com> [20090803 01:30]:

> Currently when GRML is installed to HD it creates the user home 
> directory with a .xinitrc file with a window manager (looking closer at 
> alternatives it seems this really should be called x session manager). 
> This makes it impossible for a system wide default window manager to be 
> set. I remember that slackware offered a feature where a default system 
> window manager could be set and such a feature would be useful in GRML. 
> Obviously should a user want to use something other than the default 
> then they can do so by running grml-x or manually create the ~/.xinitrc 
> file.

> Would it be possible to add such a feature?

How about running:

  update-alternatives --config x-window-manager

and using x-window-manager as window manager in ~/.xinitrc then?

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