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I installed Red Hat 7.1 (not by choice) and it installed GNOME. I don't have a problem with that, however it set the default to graphical login after boot finishes.
I need to know which file I modify to change the startx setting so that it doesn't load GNOME on login, but Enlightenment. I don't like running Enlightenment under GNOME because well, I hate GNOME. I want to run Enlightenment independly, however it automatically loads GNOME for login.
Any ideas? I've searched countless forums and couldn't find a thing, but then again I'm not even sure what I'm looking for.
Basically the reason for all this is, I can't get the themese to completely load when I just switch to enlightenment after GNOME is loaded. It doeasn't load the background image or anything else with the theme, just the color scheme and borders.
And I hate that damned GNOME panel at the bottom of the screen. Is this just my system setup or GNOME interferring with Enlightenment? Maybe I'm going about this all wrong.
It's all personal preference really. Some people find it bothersome to have that there, others find it very... helpful.
It's a window manager inside a desktop environment, this is sometimes a hard concept to grasp, but here's a (semi-decent) comparison:
Ford makes trucks. However, ford uses Michelin Tires, Valvoline Oil, and DuPont Paint to assemble this truck. The final product, inclusive of all the seperate parts running as a whole, this is a desktop environment. The parts themselves, those are the different desktop environments, which can be assembled in a different fashion to create their own, less complex window manager.
Ok, so it sounded better in my head
Anyway, if you want pure E, then you should start it as show above.
You could get a system wide xinitrc if you'd like, but how many users are you (yes, you personally) using? Do you have an identity crisis Assuming you only use 1 user and root, simply copy the xinitrc to the 2 home directories of those 2 users. From there, the other users of your system (if any) should be the ones that decide if they want to use pure E (in which case they can create the same file) or E combined with Gnome.
Distribution: K/Ubuntu 12.04/14.04, Scientific Linux 6.3/6.4, Android-x86, Pretty much all distros at one point...
Someone suggested deleting Gnome, and I wouldn't advise that. There may be apps written for Gnome that you want access to that if you delete it, they will no longer run.
Enlightenment is fine for those that like it. What I'd suggest is just making it available as the default environment available from graphical login. You might also want to change your graphical login manager to KDE's version of it. I find KDE's graphical login manager much nicer, but I'm a Mandrake user...
Thanks all for your suggestions and comments. I hadn't slept much and I don't think my ramblings made enough sense to pull what I was actually looking for out of it.
JaseP got close though Basically, I just want to set E as the default Graphical Login for all logins. I'm not sure where this is set, as right now graphical login defaults to GNOME. I want to set it so that the default for login is E.