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Old 06-08-2007, 01:39 AM   #1
navin_karnam
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window mager corrupted because of icewm


Hi all,

I am using Redhat Linux-2.16.9-11 EL machine. Everything was fine till today morning, I tried to check what is icewm and i installed it. Now i am unable to minimize or maximize and so many other graphical related things are not working only in my user account.
All other users window manager is working fine...

Please help me out How i can start my default window manager..

Thanks and Regards,
Naveen.
 
Old 06-08-2007, 03:11 AM   #2
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You'll probably find the entry for the wm in ~/.xinitrc, should be able to change it from there, the line will look like
Code:
start icewm
or something
 
Old 06-08-2007, 04:36 AM   #3
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Thank you, for ur reply,

There is no file called .xinitrc in my home directory (/home/naveen/).

But i found the below 3 files :


.Xauthority
------------------------------
binary file
^A^@^@^Ealwin^@^B10^@^RMIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1^@^PH?\
V<96>5
<98>^A^@^@ LocalHost^@^B15^@^RMIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1^@^P?_^?Q /|L^A^@^@ LocalHost^@^B12^@^RMIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1^@^P^O(z<88><9f>b^?oT׼h<8b>^A^@^@ LocalHost^@^B10^@^RMIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1^@^P =H\!^^E ^A^@^@ LocalHost^@^B11^@^RMIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1^@^P?*w<94>a']hˢK
------------------------------------------


.Xclients

------------------------------
#! /bin/bash

# Created by Red Hat Desktop Switcher

if [ -e "$HOME/.Xclients-$HOSTNAME$DISPLAY" ]; then
exec $HOME/.Xclients-$HOSTNAME$DISPLAY
else
exec $HOME/.Xclients-default
fi
-----------------------------------------

.Xclients-default

-----------------------------------------
#! /bin/bash
# Created by Red Hat Desktop Switcher

WM="startkde"
WMPATH="/usr/bin /opt/bin /usr/local/bin /usr/X11R6/bin"

for p in $WMPATH ; do
[ -x $p/$WM ] && exec $p/$WM
done

exit 1
-----------------------------------


In the above files i didnt find icewm..
instead it is having startkde...

I Think there is no window manger running init....
what are the things i should do to make it work...

Thanks and Regards,
Naveen.
 
Old 06-08-2007, 04:36 AM   #4
navin_karnam
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Thank you, for ur reply,

There is no file called .xinitrc in my home directory (/home/naveen/).

But i found the below 3 files :


.Xauthority
------------------------------
binary file
^A^@^@^Ealwin^@^B10^@^RMIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1^@^PH?\
V<96>5
<98>^A^@^@ LocalHost^@^B15^@^RMIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1^@^P?_^?Q /|L^A^@^@ LocalHost^@^B12^@^RMIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1^@^P^O(z<88><9f>b^?oT׼h<8b>^A^@^@ LocalHost^@^B10^@^RMIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1^@^P =H\!^^E ^A^@^@ LocalHost^@^B11^@^RMIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1^@^P?*w<94>a']hˢK
------------------------------------------


.Xclients

------------------------------
#! /bin/bash

# Created by Red Hat Desktop Switcher

if [ -e "$HOME/.Xclients-$HOSTNAME$DISPLAY" ]; then
exec $HOME/.Xclients-$HOSTNAME$DISPLAY
else
exec $HOME/.Xclients-default
fi
-----------------------------------------

.Xclients-default

-----------------------------------------
#! /bin/bash
# Created by Red Hat Desktop Switcher

WM="startkde"
WMPATH="/usr/bin /opt/bin /usr/local/bin /usr/X11R6/bin"

for p in $WMPATH ; do
[ -x $p/$WM ] && exec $p/$WM
done

exit 1
-----------------------------------


In the above files i didnt find icewm..
instead it is having startkde...

I Think there is no window manger running init....
what are the things i should do to make it work...

Thanks and Regards,
Naveen.
 
Old 06-08-2007, 06:07 AM   #5
navin_karnam
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Hi ,

I make it to work by removing ~/.gconf and ~/.gnome directories.

But the problem i lost my previous settings of my desktop...

Any way now i am setting up my desktop for previous settings..

Thanks and Regards,
Naveen.
 
  


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