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Old 08-26-2004, 06:05 PM   #1
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how to change window managers with startx in slackware


I am running slackware 10 and have been for quite some time. I think I have 'outgrown' KDE and GNOME and would like to move on to other window managers. I have used fluxbox and xfce before and both are nice. I want to personally test many more so if I already have them installed how can I 'switch' to it. Basically how do I change which window manager the command 'startx' lauches.

Also, any suggestions of window managers would be helpful.
 
Old 08-26-2004, 06:06 PM   #2
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xwmconfig
 
Old 08-26-2004, 06:07 PM   #3
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xwmconfig

from a command line will let you choose which window manager to use. Then just restart X.
 
Old 08-26-2004, 06:27 PM   #4
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thanks

heh. thanks for reminding me.
 
Old 08-27-2004, 03:00 PM   #5
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Also, Xtart is a good tool. It gives you a ncurses menu of all the dms listed in /etc/X11/wmsessions.d, and runs whichever one you choose. So if you change frequently, it is a better option than using startx.
 
Old 08-27-2004, 03:13 PM   #6
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run pkgtool and choose which window manager do u want to run and then startx again..
 
Old 08-27-2004, 03:21 PM   #7
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just a quick one is it possible to say

startx kde or startx xfce without going through xwmconfig...
 
Old 08-27-2004, 03:26 PM   #8
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startx kde or startx xfce without going through xwmconfig...

No, but Xtart (as per my post above) will let you do more or less this.
 
Old 08-27-2004, 03:26 PM   #9
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Sorta.

There is a command in /opt/kde/bin called startkde.
Dunno about xfce.
 
Old 08-27-2004, 03:37 PM   #10
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You can find the commands to start the wms in the files listed in the /etc/X11/wmsession.d folder. For example, there might be a file named 10kde, which would essentially be a wrapper for /opt/kde/bin/startkde. If you're curious about your specific wm, you could find the command in its particular file, and just start it directly rather than using startx.
 
  


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