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Old 03-10-2004, 01:33 PM   #1
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twm / blackbox


My default window manager is TWM right now.

I have just run "apt-get install BlackBox"

Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
Blackbox is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installad, 0 removed and 0 not upgraded.

It is installed now but when i run "startx" it is still twm that is my default window manager ?? How do i change that ??

Plz explain it so i can understand it. I'm a newbie in Linux.... thx
 
Old 03-10-2004, 01:41 PM   #2
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Code:
echo exec blackbox > ~/.xinitrc
 
Old 03-10-2004, 01:51 PM   #3
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damn i love you !! when i type "startx" it works!!!

Will it work for all users i create now ?
 
Old 03-10-2004, 03:22 PM   #4
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what does this command do ?
echo exec blackbox > ~/.xinitrc
 
Old 03-10-2004, 03:59 PM   #5
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it puts the text:
exec blackbox

into the .xinitrc file in your home directory

type:
man startx

from a terminal
 
Old 03-10-2004, 06:16 PM   #6
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it won't work for all default users no, but if you copy that .xinitrc file to /etc/skel then it should be given correctly to each new user. it is also possible to edit the X start scripts to use blackbox as a default if you want to, can't rememebr quite where that is noramlly taken care of though... you may well have an existing global xinitrc at /etc/X11/xinit/
 
  


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