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If you're having problems with the new GDM losing your Session files its because they have a new format.

Go to the folder /etc/X11/gdm/Sessions and create a new .desktop file for the session you want, The files you need to edit may also be at /usr/share/xsessions/ depending on the gdm version you are using. I'll use KDE for mine:

File: kde-3.2.2.desktop
[Desktop Entry]
 Encoding=UTF-8
 Name=KDE
 Comment=KDE 3.2.2
 Exec=startkde
 Icon=
 Type=Application

Change that accordingly for each session you'd like. Then when you have it all setup make sure you chmod it to be 755. (rwxr-xr-x)

Enjoy!

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