GDM Step by step...please!

Magnus Therning magnus at
Sat Jul 16 08:40:30 UTC 2005

On Sat, Jul 16, 2005 at 03:09:51AM -0400, Lee McLain wrote:
>Hi everyone,
>     Could someone in the know please provide a step by step list of
>what files are being executed when logging into GDM?
>     For example:
>1. After entering a valid username and password, SCRIPT X is then run.
>2. SCRIPT X genereates a variable and passes it to SCRIPT Y, when then
>determines a result.
>3. That result is passed to SCRIPT Z, which then finally executes the
>window manager/desktop environment chosen.
>     Yes, that sounds like hand-holding, because it is!  I can't find
>a step through for the Ubuntu way of starting X.  The only thing that I
>do know is that they do it a bit differently than others!
>     I am trying to find an appropriate place to launch my dockapps
>when running Fluxbox.

If you have root access on your box you can play around with the scripts
in /etc/gdm. Just insert lines the prints the name of the file (using
echo redirected to a file, or logger(1)).

Sorry I couldn't answer your question properly...


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