How can I change default session for guest?

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How can I change default session for guest?

Postby AverageGuy on Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:23 am

I'm running Mint 13 with lightdm. For a normal user if you change the session, it stays set for the next login, but I guess since the guest session has a temporary home directory, there's no way to save that status. The default session isn't something I'd want anyone to have to endure. I tried to set the guest-session=gnome-classic parameter in the /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf file but that results in a blue screen at login.

This is my lightdm.conf file:
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I think the default for guest is gnome. It's the one with Activities in the top left and when you click it you get something like unity but it's so non intuitive I'd hate for someone that might be a guest to experience it.

My ls /usr/share/xsessions is
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gnome-classic.desktop   gnome-shell.desktop  ubuntu.desktop
gnome.desktop           mate.desktop
gnome-fallback.desktop  ubuntu-2d.desktop

Also I notice that it creates multiple guest-xxxxx files in /var/lib/AccountsService, one per login. I tried to create a guest file to see if he'd use it but that didn't work.
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