[kde-solaris] Adding KDE 3.4.1 to session menu in dtlogin

Mats Rojestal mats.rojestal at bredband.net
Wed Aug 31 22:34:43 CEST 2005

Hi Mirko,

I used Michael Peek's make-dtlogin script and built my DtKDE3x package
on a Solaris 9_x86 host and installed the same package for Solaris 10_x86
and it works without any problem and this should work on sparc platform also.
This don't add any conflicts with the managment framework svcadm etc ...
The WM-specific image is not in use for Solaris 10 however it is there and
dont take up much space in /etc/dt/... where all the stuff is neatly installed.

Mats R

Mirko Raner wrote:
> Hi all,
> I recently installed KDE 3.4.1 (SunStudio build) on a SunBlade 2500. 
> After the usual little adjustments (installing libsunmath.so in 
> /usr/lib, etc.) I can start KDE manually and it runs just fine. I also 
> installed the kdedtlogin package, but KDE does not appear in the session 
> list of the login screen.
> I am aware of Michael Peek's make-dtlogin script, but I am somewhat 
> reluctant to use it, because, frankly, the login screen looks a lot 
> different now in Solaris 10, and some of the actions performed by that 
> script don't seem to make sense to me. For example, make-dtlogin 
> requires a bitmap that is supposed to be displayed when a particular 
> login manager is selected. This makes perfect sense for the old dtlogin 
> that I know from Solaris 9, but my login screen under Solaris 10 does 
> not have any WM-specific image. Also, the content format of the 
> /usr/dt/Xsession* files seems to be different from what is described in 
> the original HOWTO on which make-dtlogin is based.
> So, has anyone managed to add KDE to the dtlogin menu under Solaris 10? 
> The KDE 3.4.1 installation is one of my very first experiences with 
> Solaris 10, and I noticed that a lot has changed compared to Solaris 9, 
> especially in the startup/init procedure (a lot of the S/K scripts are 
> now replaced by svcadm, etc.). So maybe this is just a misconception 
> about Solaris 10 on my part. At any rate, hints and suggestions are 
> appreciated!
> Thanks,
> Mirko Raner
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