[SOLVED] Installed Xfce from repository? , but what then? where is it,and how do I wake it up?
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Installed Xfce from repository? , but what then? where is it,and how do I wake it up?
I've used the Instal/Remove Software thing a few times(in MANDRIVA 09.1), but it's never clear whether I've installed main program (or if that's even a relevant concept!) or if I have ticked all the files, or subprograms that I need.
I just (maybe) acquired Xfce Dsktp Envr, and I did find it in Documents;
Is that where I should always look??
And how can I get from Xfce being a page with 40 files, to being a working desktop?
I tried Alt/F2 and typed xfce, and was pleased with a thus-named cog icon, but it only delivered the page of files again.
I looked at helpfiles, but I don't think they stoop to my levels of ignorance.
I'm quite O>L>D but I may have 20 years, goddam ,maybe 40, left, and really do want to become as adept in linux as formerly with xp.
OK , so I'm off to memorise some command language I guess!
no, no log-in window.
In case it's helpful - sometimes when I'm working, a pop-up asks for root p/word or sometimes user p/word, but never when I turn it on, just starts up to full desktop function.
Don't know if I'm working as root, or how to know. I know I shouldn't.
I see. So when you boot it goes straight into the graphic desktop without asking for user name and password? If this is the case you should have a settings somewhere that specify the default user that is used on boot. Somewhere in the same area you should also find a session type setting. I am not sure if Mandriva uses KDE or Gnome by default, but you should now see XFCE among the choices for session type.
PS! As pixellany says this is not to do with Grub. Look in system settings (or similar)
I found in Control Centre / Boot/ Display Manager a choice between
KDE display manager and X display manager,
The intro says[jeez i wish i could keep control centre open while typing here]
"X11 Display Mgr allows to graphically log in with the X window system running, and supports running several different X (graphical??) sessions..at the same time",
then gives choice of KDM or XDM, (not X11)
So I changed to XDM, and got a user login on restart.
Is this X anything to do with Xfce desktop?
It wouldn't let me connect to net, so I went and changed it back to square one, KDM, so I could get back here.
Last edited by widda; 07-13-2009 at 10:12 AM.
Reason: for KDE read KDM