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Old 11-03-2002, 07:52 PM   #1
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install new window manager

I just download and install the BlackBox window manager on my RH linux 7.2 which is running with GNOME and KDE. The installation is fine but I can not switch to BlackBox. I used the switchdesk utility but there is no option to choose for BlackBox.
I tried to type the command "blackbox" at the command line but an error says there is another window manager running. I try to find the files ~/.xinitrc and ~/.xsession but there is not any those files on my computer.
I don't know what I should do? Please help me!
Old 11-03-2002, 07:55 PM   #2
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Try creating those files! Do you automagically boot into a GUI login?
Old 11-03-2002, 08:41 PM   #3
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Yes, my linux boot directly into GNOME.
Can you tell me how to write the script for .xinitrc or .xsession?
Old 11-03-2002, 09:23 PM   #4
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well you can add the blackbox into GDM pull down list, to do so go to /etc/X11/gdm/Sessions and create a single file as root
blackbox with contents
#!/bin/bash -login
/etc/X11/xdm/Xsession blackbox
Second step is modifying your /etc/X11/xdm/Xsession, open it up sroll down to the case statement
and add there similar entry for blackbox for instance
             exec /path/to/blackbox
That's about it, now you'll have blackbox as an entry in your GDM pull down menu upon login.


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