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Old 06-02-2003, 09:36 PM   #1
durden2.0
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Starting differnt window managers


Hey,

I have a mandrake 9.1 box and my default window manager is kde. I log in without the GUI and I was wondering if there is a way to make "startx" or something similar start a differnt window manager other than the default. Thanks
 
Old 06-02-2003, 09:40 PM   #2
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put a .xinitrc in your homw directory and put the name of your fav window manager in it and that should do.
 
Old 06-02-2003, 09:41 PM   #3
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Alais some commands in your .bashrc file.

# for launching window manager/desktop environments from console login
alias a='echo DESKTOP=AfterStep > ~/.desktop;startx'
alias ice='echo DESKTOP=icewm > ~/.desktop;startx'
alias kde='echo DESKTOP=KDE3 > ~/.desktop;startx'
alias wm='echo DESKTOP=WindowMaker > ~/.desktop;startx'
alias sf='echo DESKTOP=Sawfish > ~/.desktop;startx'
alias g='echo DESKTOP=Gnome > ~/.desktop;startx'
alias xf='echo DESKTOP=XFce > ~/.desktop;startx'
alias bb='echo DESKTOP=BlackBox > ~/.desktop;startx'
alias fb='echo DESKTOP=FluxBox > ~/.desktop;startx'
alias e='echo DESKTOP=Enlightenment > ~/.desktop;startx'

Creating an .xinitrc file is another possibility.
Code:
#exec gnome-session
#exec kde
Esetroot ~/backgrounds/linux.png &
gkrellm -w &
xscreensaver &
exec fluxbox
 
  


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