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Old 02-25-2003, 11:43 PM   #1
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Enable KDE 3.1 for Users

I just finished up compiling KDE 3.1. It works fine as long as I am logged in as root. How do I go about giving my user accounts the ability to use the new window manager?

I'm using red hat 8.0
Old 02-26-2003, 10:15 AM   #2
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Do they boot to runlevel 3 or 5? If they boot to runlevel 3 and startx to the window manager you can create a .xinitrc file in their home directories. Then add the following line to the .xinitrc file:

exec startkde

When the users type startx it will go to KDE.
Old 02-26-2003, 08:32 PM   #3
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.                                     .gconf           .mcoprc
..                                    .gconfd          .mozilla
.bash_history                         .gnome           .qt
.DCOPserver_localhost.localdomain__0  .gnome2          .rhn-applet.cache
.DCOPserver_localhost.localdomain_:0  .gnome2_private  .rhn-applet.conf
Desktop                               .gtkrc-kde       .sbd
.esd_auth                             .ICEauthority    .xmms
.first_start_kde                      .kde             .xsession-errors
.fonts.cache-1                        kde3.1
.fullcircle                           .mcop
this is my home directory. where would I find this file?


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