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If you log in from the console and run xinit or startx
OR if you use xdm to login
OR you use gdm or kdm AND select xsession as your session type
then you can edit either .xsession or .xinitrc (both of those files must be executable (use 'chmod +x .xinitrc .xsession' to set this)). using .xsession is preferable. One of those will override the other one, but I don't remember wich way it goes.
Basically, put the following line at the end:
You'll need to replace the line for twm (yes, it's M twm is Tim's Window Manager, not Tim's Window Nanager)
If you're using gdm or kdm and you select something other that Xsession you'll get that type. If you're getting twm instead of a different session type that you selected it means that session type is not installed.
Eg, if you select Gnome Session but you end up in twm then you don't have Gnome installed.