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Old 05-24-2005, 11:01 AM   #1
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enlightenment: login menu


I've just installed enlightenment, but I can't figure out how to start it.

I know I have to shut down my current window manager (KDE), but when I get to the login menu I see no option for enlightenment to select. What file do I have to edit customize the login menu?

Just in case: is there an easier, or alternative, way of starting enlightenment?

Many Thanks,
Tim
 
Old 05-24-2005, 02:22 PM   #2
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type "which enlightenment" at the console without the quotes to find out exactly where the executable is then, ( this is in runlevel 3, skipping the graphical login manager):

xinit <path to enlightenment executable>

another method is to create a file called .xinitrc in your home folder ( if it does not already exist) and inside:

exec enlightenment

start the server with startx and whatever you specify in .xinitrc will be used.
 
Old 05-24-2005, 04:02 PM   #3
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Ok, I have that in my .xinitrc file. But on startup KDE comes up by default. How do I set it up so that on startup, it goes directly to enlightenment and not KDE? Is there a system init file I might need to edit?

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Tim
 
Old 05-24-2005, 04:13 PM   #4
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If you don't have one, copy your .xinitrc to .xsession and choose 'default' as your window manager when you log in (if you are automatically logged in then you will need to log out back to (I assume) KDM first).

.xinitrc is the file for login from runlevel 3 and .xsession is used for display managers like KDM.
 
Old 05-24-2005, 04:58 PM   #5
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I do have a .xsession file and it's the same as my .xinitrc. I thought at one time I did try default but FVWM came up...maybe I didn't.

I'll try that again and report back tomorrow.
 
Old 05-25-2005, 10:12 AM   #6
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The contents of my .xsession and .xinitrc files are:

# Enlightenment inserted Execution string here
exec /usr/local/enlightenment/bin/enlightenment

But when I choose default, I'm still getting KDE. Any ideas why?
 
  


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