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Old 09-10-2003, 10:53 AM   #1
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Choosing the Desktop Enviroment from the console


Hi

when i start the X server using 'startx', it always does it with KDE.

i wonder how can i choose the desktop enviroment that i want to use (KDE, GNOME, etc) without using the mandrake's graphical session manager.

Thanks!
 
Old 09-10-2003, 10:57 AM   #2
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Use the utility "xwmconfig".
 
Old 09-17-2003, 09:52 PM   #3
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Ok, but i wonder if exists a command to go directly to an enviroment...

something like

"startx -desktop=KDE"

dont laught for the example :P
 
Old 09-18-2003, 12:27 AM   #4
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Not that I know of. Have a look at startx. It's a script. Have a look in there and you'll see what it does.
 
Old 09-18-2003, 04:14 AM   #5
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you can also create a file in your home-dir:

.xinitrc

add the line for your window manager to it.

example for gnome: gnome-session
example for openbox: exec openbox

good luck.
 
  


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