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Old 08-03-2003, 01:56 PM   #1
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Changing Window Manager


I am using Enlightenment and I really like a lot of things about it, but I would like to use Gnome because I think learning Linux basics at the same time I am trying to learn to navigate Enlightenment is driving me crazy! I have Mandrake 9.1, how do I use Gnome again? Thanks in advance.
 
Old 08-03-2003, 02:15 PM   #2
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from command line or Xterm window type xwmconfig, this will pop up a menu with available options.
 
Old 08-03-2003, 02:18 PM   #3
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How do you log in now is the deciding question. If you use a graphical login then there should be a simple drop down menu to select a window manager from.
 
Old 08-03-2003, 02:20 PM   #4
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I do not seem to have that application
 
Old 08-03-2003, 02:23 PM   #5
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I set it to Enlightenment when I installed, but I have to startx manually.
 
Old 08-03-2003, 02:23 PM   #6
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320mb's suggestion was for those people who use startx instead of a graphical login I believe. As Mandrake defaults to a graphical login, I'd wonder if you actually have installed any other window managers to pick, as when you install them they usually add entries to the login box.
 
Old 08-03-2003, 02:34 PM   #7
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You use startx? Ok then look in your home directory for hidden files beginning with x, eg .xinitrc or .xsession
 
Old 08-03-2003, 02:37 PM   #8
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What do I do once I find those files?
 
Old 08-03-2003, 02:56 PM   #9
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If you have them, they they're overridding the system's default choice of WM. I dont use startx so dunno quite which one you're looking for. There's a lot of info about the X startup process, and I do know you want to comment but one of the lines which read exec windowmanager
 
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I don't have those files. Is there a way to switch to a graphical login?
 
Old 08-03-2003, 03:42 PM   #11
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Depending on how you switched away from it in the first place, try the Mandrake Control Centre -> Boot -> DrakBoot. Check the 'Use the graphical environment when your system starts' checkbox.
Or edit /etc/inittab, change the line from id:3:initdefault: to id:5:initdefault:
 
Old 08-03-2003, 09:10 PM   #12
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Or if you want to stick to startx. Create a file with the name ".xinitrc" (dont forget the dot in front). Add this line to it:

exec gnome-session

of course you muct have gnome installed.
 
  


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