Emergency F16 blocker review meeting Minutes

Michael Cronenworth mike at cchtml.com
Tue Nov 1 19:17:50 UTC 2011

On 11/01/2011 02:09 PM, Tim Flink wrote:
> * (746693) Can't login via gdm when `metacity` pkg is not installed
>    (tflink, 17:45:22)
>    * LINK:http://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=746693    (tflink,
>      17:45:26)

I took a look at the GDM source and it is hard coded to call metacity. 
An easy, patchable[1] workaround is to create a call for xfwm4 (or 
whatever other window manager). At one time though, wasn't there generic 
support for window managers that was switch-able through /etc? Why is 
GDM hard coded like this?

[1] Crude patch is attached.

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