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Old 08-26-2004, 05:18 PM   #1
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can't start other desktop manager except KDE


I have Suse 9.1 personal and i've installed some packages via ftp. These include desktop managers such as Gnome, blackbox , enlightenment, but i cannot add in the login menu, where i am asked for my user name and password. I've had a look around Yast, but no luck. What can i do?
 
Old 08-26-2004, 05:23 PM   #2
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How are you launching? Through XDM/GDM/KDM I assume?
 
Old 08-26-2004, 05:28 PM   #3
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I suppose kdm,because i use is KDE, is launched automatically.
 
Old 08-26-2004, 05:35 PM   #4
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This is precisley why you should never use runlevel 4 as the default.
What I would do, is this.
login to KDE.
Open a term window, and edit /etc/inittab so that your default runlevel is 3.
Reboot.
Login to the prompt, and type "enlightenment"
If it starts, and you get in, let us know, and we'll walk you through changing your default WM to be E.
 
Old 08-27-2004, 06:21 AM   #5
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I changed "id:5:initdefault:" to "id:3:initdefault:". I then rebooted and tried to start Gnome and Enlightenment, but messages on the command line appeared informing me that i had problems with XServer. I then typed startx and KDE started.


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Old 08-27-2004, 09:55 AM   #6
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Can you post the error here?
 
Old 08-27-2004, 05:07 PM   #7
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i fix it!!!
I started with runlevel 3. I typed in the command line "gnome", "enlightenment" , but problems ...
I remembered the "gdm" command and everything was OK. I found myself in a login manager, where i could choose the windows manager. Why can't i choose the window manager from the KDE login manager?
 
  


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