I just don't understand why XFCE was available in the past with my KDM session manager and now it's not. Unless, in the past, I was using GDM all along and never knew it?
i can't give a exact answer. better question would be is kdm or xfce the problem. this is also not clearly answerable for me.
it seems like kdm starts all other DEs but xfce not but if i compare the session starter files they are nearly the same just differences in the names and descriptions. the session starter files are normally stored in /etc/X11/< cant remember the folder name> except for kde. this entry is stored in /usr/share/apps/kdm or so. but copying the file of xfce in this location does also not work. i'm a bit out of knowledge in this case also the integration guide for xfce into kdm on the xfce site does not help :/
After installing task-xfce and task-xfce-plugins wmsession.d
is modified and there is a new entry called 06Xfcedm/sessions
is modified and there is a new entry called 06xfce4.desktop
No entry under /usr/share/apps/kdm/sessions. No xfce4 option in KDM.
But if someone reinstalls kdm
then the above folder is modified and has a new entry: 06xfce4.desktop
And the option for xfce4 in KDM appears. What could be causing this?
I've tried installing task-xfce
with a reinstallation of kdm
at the same time.
Result was that xfce4 entry appears in KDM.
be modified to reinstall kdm
alongside all new packages as a temporary measure for this issue?
I'm guessing that manually adding the 06xfce4.desktop
file under /usr/share/apps/kdm/sessions
would have the same effect.
I'm not sure yet, I'm making a new VB installation to check it out...
Could this file be added during package installation?