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Old 09-07-2011, 07:08 PM   #1
WinningDays93
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Question Booting to XFCE in Slack 13.37


Hello all, 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?
 
Old 09-07-2011, 07:23 PM   #2
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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.
 
Old 09-07-2011, 07:52 PM   #3
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XFCE should still run at login.
When I log in it runs KDE, though.

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Old 09-07-2011, 08:59 PM   #4
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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)

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Old 09-07-2011, 09:23 PM   #5
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When I log in it runs KDE, though.
Once you get to the KDM login screen, you need to use the menu to change the window manager to xfce.
 
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Old 09-07-2011, 10:40 PM   #6
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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.
 
Old 09-07-2011, 10:45 PM   #7
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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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