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WinningDays93 09-07-2011 07:08 PM

Booting to XFCE in Slack 13.37
 
Hello all, :newbie: Slacker here.

I recently installed 13.37 onto an older Toshiba laptop. Everything went smoothly, it's running fine. However I'm having trouble getting it to boot into XFCE. In xwmconfig I selected XFCE, but when I switch to run level 4 it still boots to KDE. I believe I need to change something in etc/rc.d/rc.4, but I'm not sure what to do. Thoughts?

frankbell 09-07-2011 07:23 PM

What you are seeing on bootup is the KDM. XFCE should still run at login.

I don't know that XFCE includes a display manager of its own.

WinningDays93 09-07-2011 07:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by frankbell (Post 4464347)
XFCE should still run at login.

When I log in it runs KDE, though. :scratch:

0men 09-07-2011 08:59 PM

Do xwmconfig Before you type startx and select xfce.

edit: so sorry, someone similar asked a similar question on another forum and i typed it in the wrong text box.

My apologies (im still have asleep)

andrewthomas 09-07-2011 09:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WinningDays93 (Post 4464375)
When I log in it runs KDE, though. :scratch:

Once you get to the KDM login screen, you need to use the menu to change the window manager to xfce.

WinningDays93 09-07-2011 10:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by andrewthomas (Post 4464454)
Once you get to the KDM login screen, you need to use the menu to change the window manager to xfce.

Oh wow...I feel really dumb. Thank you!

Is there any way I can default to XFCE without having to do this all the time? It just seems a bit tedious.

andrewthomas 09-07-2011 10:45 PM

You are welcome.

I believe that xwmconfig just makes a symlink to manipulate which wm to run when starting x from runlevel 3 using startx.


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