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Old 04-16-2003, 02:30 PM   #1
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VNC - Selecting different WindowManagers with VNC

I would like to be able to select from different window managers via VNC. I've done some searching and found that I shoule be able to set up my xstartup file something like:
xrdb $HOME/.Xresources
xterm -geometry 80x24+10+10 -ls &
case "$VNCDESKTOP" in
startkde &

xsetroot -solid grey
twm &

xsetroot -solid grey
icewm &

then do:
cfarley@gcnpd:~$ vncserver -name kde
cfarley@gcnpd:~$ vncserver -name twm

This doesn't seem to work. It will always launch what ever is in my ~/.xsession file:

xrdb $HOME/.Xresources
xsetroot -solid grey
xterm -geometry 80x24+10+10 -ls -title "$VNCDESKTOP Desktop" &
icewm &

Any thoughts?


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