Changeset b4cefdb6


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Timestamp:
08/13/2022 03:26:06 PM (7 weeks ago)
Author:
Douglas R. Reno <renodr@…>
Branches:
11.2, trunk, xry111/soup3
Children:
5ac8686
Parents:
5a2fffaa
Message:

GDM: Add text on how to start GNOME from the command line.

This is useful for users who don't want a display manager, as well as
users who have the proprietary NVIDIA driver installed and want Wayland
support (since GDM won't show the session).

I placed this in the GDM page since GDM is still required for such a
session to work anyway (the .GIR files in particular), but I'm open to
moving it in the future if desired.

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2 edited

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  • gnome/platform/gdm.xml

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    284284
    285285    </sect3>
     286
     287  </sect2>
     288
     289  <sect2 role="starting">
     290    <title>Starting GNOME</title>
     291
     292    <para>
     293      It is possible to start <application>GNOME</application> from the command
     294      line, rather than using GDM. However, you must still have GDM installed
     295      for some portions of the desktop to work. One reason to start from the
     296      command line is if you want Wayland support on a system that has the
     297      proprietary NVIDIA driver installed, since GDM will not show the Wayland
     298      session type on such a system.
     299    </para>
     300
     301    <para>
     302      To start <application>GNOME</application> using
     303      <xref role="nodep" linkend="xinit"/>, run the following commands:
     304    </para>
     305
     306<screen role="nodump"><userinput>cat &gt; ~/.xinitrc &lt;&lt; "EOF"
     307<literal>dbus-run-session gnome-session</literal>
     308EOF
     309
     310startx</userinput></screen>
     311
     312    <para>
     313      Alternatively, to start <application>GNOME</application> with Wayland
     314      support, run the following command:
     315    </para>
     316
     317<screen role="nodump"><userinput>dbus-run-session -- gnome-shell --display-server --wayland</userinput></screen>
    286318
    287319  </sect2>
  • introduction/welcome/changelog.xml

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    4242    </listitem>
    4343    -->
     44    <listitem>
     45      <para>August 13th, 2022</para>
     46      <itemizedlist>
     47        <listitem>
     48          <para>[renodr] - Add text to the GDM page on starting GNOME from
     49          the command line.</para>
     50        </listitem>
     51      </itemizedlist>
     52    </listitem>
     53
    4454    <listitem>
    4555      <para>August 12th, 2022</para>
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