Hi, I am new to this forum and new to Linux. I have been messing around with Linux off and on for a good while now, one of the reasons I have not totally crossed over is because I am too use to windows. So I began looking for a desktop environment that looked like windows. I found this one
Its pretty much an exact replica of windows XP, I also wanted to use this in an Internet Cafe I will be starting soon. Here's the problem...I can’t get it installed! I have been trying for months now, bin going to MANY forums and no one can seem to answer my question. I have Mandrake 8 and Red Hat 9 both gives me problems.
I got the files extracted, and I ran the setup for it, but that’s where the problem starts.
These are the instructions for the installation
General installation instructions:
-Decompress the tar.gz in /usr/share as root
-Edit the .xinitrc file of the user you want to run XPde and put this line:
I recived some help previously on the whole startx thing. What I did was to as root edit the file /etc/inittab
and change it to
Login as the user whose .xinitrc , which was root Type:
Did this and it started the regular KDE desktop.
There are two different versions to this environment, 0.4.0 and 0.5.0. Version 0.4.0 requires that you run ./install.sh under a regular user, then log in as root to edit the .xinitrc (I think) and version 0.5.0 just requires you extract the tar file into the etc/share folder, and edit the .xinitrc and start x, which is what I gave before.
I edited the .xinitrc file in gedit (believe it was, did not remember the commands for the terminal, vi I think it was)and I put in the /usr/share/xpde/bin/startxpde, saved it and then edited the /etc/inittab restarted and got into the text mode, typed startx and it boot up regular KDE
I am using RedHat 9, and I was logged into root the whole time I did the installation for version 0.5.0. O and by the way I am doing this in Virtual PC( Still afraid of linux to install it on my system
I do have another question too, why would redhat look for the .xinitrc wouldn’t you have to edit the file that actually deals with desktop environments to point to this file(if such a file exsit)