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Old 05-25-2003, 12:57 PM   #1
Ekim Gram
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How do I change desktop workstations?


I'm running Gnome right now but I would like to switch to Window Maker from time to time if I feel like it, I think Gnome is a bit too bloated, KDE more then Gnome. So to make it easier, how do I switch from Gnome to Window Maker?
 
Old 05-25-2003, 01:00 PM   #2
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Every distro does it differently, so which one are you using? If it's Mandrake 9.1 like it says in your info, then..
How do you login? Via "startx" or do you use a gui? If a gui, then in the drop down menu, select the wm of your choice. If via startx, then you can either setup a .xinitrc in your home directory, OR the easier way might be to just run:
kdm (as root)
login as the user, select the wm of your choice and then logout. There are other ways, but for extreme n00bs that's probably one of the easiest options.

Cool
 
Old 05-25-2003, 01:54 PM   #3
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I have it to automatically log in into my name, when I log out it goes to the dhp or dcp or whatever it is. I'm guessing that's startx? But is there a command line that I can put into a terminal so that it switches me from Gnome to WM?
 
Old 05-25-2003, 02:06 PM   #4
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Nevermind, that root thing you told me worked fine.
 
  


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