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Old 01-12-2004, 05:15 AM   #1
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Window Managers?


I am using fedoracore 1. I would like to have a look at other window managers besides gnome and kde. What I would like to really know is what file do I edit to change the window manager. Ie. Inittab being the file to change runlevel etc.

I have looked up FAQ's on icewm, and other window managers but I cannot find any info on this.

Thanks Guys
 
Old 01-12-2004, 05:43 AM   #2
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Try XFCE, it rocks. You just have to download the RPM's and install it, and no tweaking of the files are needed. And, for your information, the files to be tweaked are not the inittab file, but the /etc/x11... files.
 
Old 01-12-2004, 05:59 AM   #3
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Wow that looks cool. I will give it a try. Thanks for the info!
 
Old 01-12-2004, 06:01 AM   #4
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Wow there are so many rpm's to download!
 
Old 01-12-2004, 06:03 AM   #5
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Depends, if you manually execute "startx" in a console to start your X session, then you can use ~/.xinitrc (create one if it isnt there already), which contains the command to excute the window manager of your choice, for example.
Code:
exec fluxbox
if you use a desktop manager such as xdm/kdm/gdm (ie u get a graphical login prompt) then u can add it to the menu entry, so u can select the session type. For gdm you can add them in /etc/X11/gdm/Sessions/ , for kdm i think u need to add them in /etc/X11/xdm/kdmrc and define them in Xsession, not exactly sure.

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Old 01-12-2004, 12:11 PM   #6
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To install the XFCE rpm's do a
rpm -Uvh *.rpm
in the directoy containing the rpm's of course.

For additional window managers see
http://www.plig.org/xwinman/

Two I like are Window Maker and Fluxbox.

For switching are you booting into a GUI or a command line?
 
  


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