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Recommended update for gnome-session

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(Last modified: 09NOV2006)


solutions Recommended update for gnome-session SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (92fe345d5cb3edc6b82368a4fa496811)

Applies to

Package: gnome-session
Product(s): SUSE SLED 10 for x86
SUSE SLED 10 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
SUSE SLES 10 for x86
SUSE SLES 10 for IPF
SUSE SLES 10 for IBM POWER
SUSE SLES 10 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE SLES 10 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T

Release: 20061109
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone should update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

The test currently used by gnome-session to decide whether to run metacity or compiz is not completely reliable. In particular, at some point NVIDIA will release a new version of their driver that has changed in such a way that gnome-session will get confused and think it should start compiz rather than metacity under Xorg, which will not work, with the end result being that the user ends up with no window manager at all.
This patch changes gnome-session to use the same test which is used in openSUSE 10.2.

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh gnome-session.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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