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I installed windowmaker from the source as root followed by running "wmaker.inst" to have my configure files installed into my usr home directory. The .xinitrc file has the line "exec wmaker" but when I restart X I am faced with regular old kde3. I even tried compiling with and without the kde option as I am not too sure exactly what it does.
I also tried searching for a Redhat9 RPM but there doesn't seem to be one unless I am blind.
well if you do in fact have windowmaker installed you should be able to log into redhat whether it be gnome or kde whatever your using, and then use the desktop switching tool and pick windowmaker..
i use redhat 8 under the gnome environment, and it is located at:
hat --> extras --> system settings --> desktop switching tool
so i would assume it would be similiar, remember i am assuming :P
I've tried most / all of the suggestions listed and have still had the same luck as the original poster. The only way I can seem to get into WindowMaker is set my INIT level to 3 and then use 'startx' - seems startx pays attention to my user-specific .xinitrc file. No idea what GDM is doing or where to config it to start a WindowMaker desktop.
This is on RH9 btw.
I've spent some time on some GNOME web sites to see if I could find some docs. So far have not found any.
OK, I use debian so I don't know id this will work for you... Go to your /etc/alternatives directory and create a symlink called "x-window-manager" to /bin/wmaker (or wherever wmaker resides on your system).
Here you see how to make work WindowMaker in RedHat9
(see it in detail at linux.schriber.bz)
... follow all instruction in INSTALL document of source... then:
wmaker.inst (this will set the files on right place in your hime directory)
#--- make WindowMaker work form Login Screen on RedHat9
cp GNOME WindowMaker (or any other menu entry there)
vi WindowMaker (change line to: .../Xsession wmaker)
#now it will still not work to start it from Login because of RedHat so but it apears in the gdm Menu when you start...
#here you will (or will not ;-) ) see that the path is wrong change the line to
exec /usr/local/bin/wmaker (or where wmaker is)
#--- now restart Linux (buuuuu or restart xdm/gdm/kdm usw..)