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Old 06-03-2004, 12:39 AM   #1
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Changing Window Managers


Hey again,
I have "xdm" installed currently, with KDE, Blackbox, and I think IceWM, but currently when I run startx, or on bootup only KDE starts.

How do I switch window managers as the default?

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Old 06-03-2004, 01:06 AM   #2
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Edit /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc or ~/.xinitrc and change startkde at the bottom to exec blackbox or whatever you want to use
 
Old 06-03-2004, 03:45 AM   #3
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XDM looks for ~/.xsession file (which needs to be executable) from the user's home directory. The ~/.xinitrc file is for starting X with the "startx" command.
 
Old 06-03-2004, 09:58 AM   #4
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Ok, similar question now.

I have kdm running, how do I switch back to xdm as the default startup?

Mike
 
Old 06-03-2004, 11:24 AM   #5
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# update-rc.d -f kdm remove
# update-rc.d xdm start 99 2 3 4 5 . stop 99 0 1 6 .

And to get kdm back again, change the places of "kdm" and "xdm" in the above commands. You get the idea.
 
Old 06-21-2004, 07:34 PM   #6
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UPDATE:

I have recently upgraded Debian to Sarge, and I am having some of the same problems again...

KDE is gone. It was removed during the upgrade. However, so is XDM and KDM...So how do I change Window Managers for the command "startx"

Mike
 
Old 06-21-2004, 09:18 PM   #7
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I have recently upgraded Debian to Sarge, and I am having some of the same problems again...

you are not having any problems, you are just clueless for lack of reading, after this, go to debian.org and read, start with documentation, IRC's #debian and everything pertaining to your problems, Debian is not a bag of tricks, it is well organized in a logical way.

KDE is gone. It was removed during the upgrade. However, so is XDM and KDM...So how do I change Window Managers for the command "startx"

Now, debian.org will tell you that different versions, have different packages, and you can verify this if only you look at the packages list in Woody and Sarge and check the APT-HOWTO, to check if you did the dist-upgrade correctly.
XDM is part of the 'x-window-system', it should be there.

But all this is irrelevant because the answers to your questions already been answered by helpful souls prior to this. Look at the answers Dead Parrot and dopefish gave you, and apply them with your new situation.


Mike

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