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Old 10-17-2003, 01:48 PM   #1
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Unhappy windowmaker


My computer starts failsafe by default. But I want to start windowmaker by default.

So I tried to stop failsafe by pressing ctrl + alt + F2 and tried to start windowmaker:
startx windowmaker

But then I get this error messege:
fatal error: could not open display ""

How can I start windowmaker???

Old 10-17-2003, 02:05 PM   #2
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try 'switchdesk' from console.or just create/edit a .xinitrc(<dot>xinitrc) file in your home directory and add a linux like 'windowmaker' or 'exec windowmaker'.also make sure that you have installed windowmaker.('which windowmaker' for that)


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