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I am doing somthing wrong because I added the file to home logged in as a user the file format I used was a text file
I called it .xinitrc and then opened it and type startgnome in it then saved and rebooted and I still get KDE do I have to add the fiel as root?
if so the file must already be there because it wouldent let me create a new file called xinitrc it made a no sign then it dissapeard I cans till use gnome as root and I dont know how to show the hidden files in gnome...
if I knew how mabey I could handle this problem lol...
startkde works on my redhat ,but switchdesk does not.on switchdesk,if i click on switch desk to kde,it will show that the system is set to run kde on my restart,and after restart,nothing happens.
i created .xinitrc,and typed startgnome,and after i had tried switchdesk again,this file changed into .xinitrc.switchdesk
what is happening??
I don't know how to do it in Red hat, but I just figured it out in Mandrake 9.1 last night (I used to use KDM before...now I boot in console instead).
in Mandrake you can either edit the .desktop file in your home directory or you can use a command like: 'startx Gnome' or 'startx icewm'...whereas startx by itself will load a default (KDE in mine...but I switched it to blackbox).
Also, in Mandrake 9.1, you can run /usr/sbin/chksession -l to see which window managers are installed (and can be called by a startx option).
I don't know if the same stuff is in Red hat, but you can always try it.