[mythtv-users] [OT?] Ratpoison on Fedora 7 - b0rked?

Ben Lancaster lists at benlancaster.co.uk
Thu Sep 13 11:22:13 UTC 2007

Hi all,

Has anyone had any success getting Ratpoison (from RPMs) to work on 
Fedora 7? I had it running fine on FC6, but now it's not working since 
the upgrade.

On the GDM login screen, I've changed the session to use Ratpoison, 
logged in, and after a few seconds, Gnome launches instead. When I login 
without a WM (just an xterm), and attempt to start ratpoison from the 
terminal, I get "ratpoison: there can be only ONE". Weird error huh?

I've noticed that F7 handles sessions differently (new Xorg perhaps?) as 
they now rely on the ~/.dmrc file. Mine appears to be correct as it 


On FC6, I used ~/.Xclients* scripts or xinitrc. Neither of these seem to 
work on F7.

Oh, and my ~/.xsession-errors file doesn't contain anything useful:

localuser: mythtv being added to access control list

Odd that the SESSION_MANAGER variable is different to the .dmrc. My 
guess is that ratpoison failed (perhaps it got the highlander quote) and 
reverted to the default?

Thanks in advance.

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