could somebody explain how to set the unity-greeter select fvwm on ubuntu 14.04?
In 12.04 it was easy, you just installed fvwm and it magically showed up as one of the options on the greeter screen. This doesn't happen in fvwm, you aren't offered a menu of choices for your desktop manager.
When I installed fvwm, it places the following file, called fvwm.desktop, into the directory /usr/share/xsessions.
[Desktop Entry] Name=Fvwm Comment=Fvwm Exec=fvwm2 Terminal=False TryExec=fvwm2 Type=Application [Window Manager] SessionManaged=true
The syntax of this command is slightly different from the default, ubuntu.desktop, which looks like:
[Desktop Entry] Name=Ubuntu Comment=This session logs you into Ubuntu Exec=gnome-session --session=ubuntu TryExec=unity Icon= Type=Application X-LightDM-DesktopName=Unity X-Ubuntu-Gettext-Domain=gnome-session-3.0
I've tried a few obviously things, like changing --session=ubuntu to --session=fvwm2, but nothing works.
- If I leave ubuntu.desktop in /usr/share/xsesssions, and enter my password, I'm logged into the ubuntu desktop.
- If I remove ubuntu.desktop from the xsessions directory, I get the message:
failed to start session
Thanks very much for any advice!