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Re: [SLUG] session problems Ubuntu Dapper


Sonia Hamilton wrote:
> * On Sat, Aug 26, 2006 at 05:30:15PM +1000, Felix Sheldon wrote:
>   
>> You probably know about the gnome-save-session command, but I thought I
>> might as well mention it.
>>     
>
> Will try that.
>   
Oops, that should be gnome-session-save. I type it wrong every second
time when I want to use it too :p

> * On Sat, Aug 26, 2006 at 05:50:45PM +1000, Jeff Waugh wrote:
>   
>> Which apps in particular? Unfortunately, due to the way that old-school
>>     
>
>   
>> currently stands - in the UI because so few apps actually support the
>> old-school X session stuff. Firefox is the biggest example here, being one
>>     
>
> Well, now not even Gnome Terminal - starts up, but not at the same size
> it was.  I know about Firefox, etc - sort of had pious hopes that one
> day it'd be sorted out :)
>
> A possible solution would be to start up some apps at logon from Startup
> Programs, and set their screen size/position. But I notice under Gnome
> the window manager doesn't allow specifying a _Desktop_ to display
> things on. Is there a window manager that allows you to do this? How
> would I use a different window manager with Gnome?
>
>   
My ~/.metacity/session directory has some files with stuff like:

 <window id="117f000001000115571805300000062960002" class="Nautilus"
name="desktop_window" title="Desktop" role="" type="desktop" stacking="0">
    <sticky/>
    <workspace index="0"/>
    <geometry x="0" y="0" width="0" height="0" gravity="NorthWestGravity"/>
  </window>

but I'm using compiz, so it doesn't do anything here.

>> Despite that, if you want to try the upstream style logout stuff, you can do
>> so by changing an Ubuntu-local gconf key:
>>
>>   /apps/panel/global/upstream_session = true
>>     
>
> Thanks for all your pointers Jeff, I appreciate it!
>
>   
>> I can only say sorry. :-)
>>     
>
> Nothing to be sorry about - one sets rather high expectations after using
> Linux for a while :)
>
>   
I had a quick look at one of my apps which isn't supporting sessions,
and found that the wxWidgets library doesn't expose any of the session
stuff. I wonder if that's the case for many of the other  GUI toolkits
in common use.

-- 
Felix