lmintnewb wrote:Easy fix ...
Thank you for your quick response. It did help me solve the problem but it wasn't quite as easy as you said.
I am the only user set up on the system so when presented with the login screen there is no selection to be made. The mistake I was making was to type in my user name at which point the system just went straight to the last used environment (as password is disabled for login). What I have to do, and I stress this might be unique to me somehow, is to hit the Login button without
putting in my user name. I stumbled across this solution as you might imagine. The login screen changes to asking for a password and It is only then
that the bottom panel shows the box that gives the option of choosing the environment. After doing so, I add the password and hit login. I'm then prompted for a username, which I enter (seems backward to me - password then
username), and I'm in business.
I'd've got back to you quicker but I've been going through this process over and again to check firstly, that it actually works, and secondly, that it has to be in this complicated order. It does and it must; but at least it works. Thanks again for your help.
If you think something needs fixing on my system, and it would seem so, a heads-up here would be appreciated.
If it can't be fixed, or if this is the way it should be, another very minor irritation occurs. Because the password is input at the same time as choosing the session, the number lock on the keyboard has not been set (which it's my habit to use for the password) and it has to be done manually. Is there a workaround for this?
After posting this I went through the process a couple of more times. It seems I don't have to enter a password. I do
have to log in without a user name to get the choice of environment, but all that's necessary is to select the environment and hit enter without bothering with the password. I'm then asked for a user name and continue normally.
So the number lock issue isn't a problem here, but it appears to be an issue with Fluxbox as it works fine in Gnome. I'm off to investigate that now and hopefully you won't be seeing separate thread about it.