View Full Version : [ubuntu] Icewm won't run after a logout
March 21st, 2011, 02:04 PM
Running an up-to-date Ubuntu Natty - IceWm will run IF I go into it from GDM after a reboot. If I logout and try to go back into Ice it simply returns to the GDM prompt. I have checked all the logs and nothing relevant appears in any of them. I re-installed Icewm but no change.
March 23rd, 2011, 02:21 PM
May 4th, 2011, 07:28 AM
Thanks for the tip on how to run Icewm in Natty - I'd been trying without any success at all. But I don't know how to get it to run after a logout - will post if I find out.
May 4th, 2011, 02:51 PM
I have since discovered that it will run, IF you change the desktop file to exec icewm, not icewm-session. But then you lose all xsessions abilities, such as running a startup file to start other processes with icewm.
So the problem appears to be in icewm-session.
July 28th, 2011, 04:26 AM
I've been having the same issues that you've been having. How exactly do you change the 'desktop file' to exec icewm and not icewm-session?
Thanks in advance!
EDIT: Figured it out myself:
sudo gedit /usr/share/xsessions/IceWM.desktop
Change the line
July 28th, 2011, 02:43 PM
I see you figured it out yourself :) Now to figure out why! Well it's apparently because Gnome runs a session manager, and so icewm-session won't run after that.
July 28th, 2011, 06:28 PM
Now to figure out why! Well it's apparently because Gnome runs a session manager, and so icewm-session won't run after that. :) I do hope this issue is resolved at the earliest...
October 16th, 2011, 12:06 AM
:) I do hope this issue is resolved at the earliest...
Still not resolved. October 2011 !!!
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