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Old 09-25-2003, 09:30 AM   #31
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Oh! Hehe, that post seemed to be the only one I skipped there

Hmmm sorry to nag, but what about the startup script again?

EDIT: Oh I think I figured it out, testing...

EDIT2: Yep, I got it. I must be a genius

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Old 09-25-2003, 09:42 AM   #32
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I swear it just doesn't work right. what rpm is the startxfce program in. I'm not currently using GDM, I boot into rl3

any thoughts?

or how I can write my own, and what needs to be started?
 
Old 09-25-2003, 11:02 AM   #33
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hey,

I tried to install XFCE4 and I installed all the RPMS. I swear I installed all the packages, but the startxfce program wasn't installed. what package is it a part of? I can start the desktop and panel and other components manually from the cLI but that's not practical, any suggestions?

RH9 on a P3
The easiest way to do this graphically is from Gnome/KDE (I am making a large assumption that it is used).

In your start menu you should have a "Desktop Switcher" under system settings/tools/etc;

Once you run this program xfce will be an option. Select the radio button, click OK, CTRL+ALT+Backsapce will restart X and take you to the GDM. XFCE4 should now be your default window manager.

Worst case, complile from source, which may be the best option.

Hope this helps.

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this has been asked many times on the list

#xftaskbar4& from /usr/local/etc/xfce4/
Beautiful...thanks again and again.

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Old 09-25-2003, 11:52 AM   #34
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Originally posted by Panzerfrost
EDIT: Oh I think I figured it out, testing...

EDIT2: Yep, I got it. I must be a genius
hey genius, care to share how you did it? i moved the xinitrc file to my home directory and edited it as recommended, but it didn't work for me.
 
Old 09-25-2003, 12:12 PM   #35
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hey genius, care to share how you did it? i moved the xinitrc file to my home directory and edited it as recommended, but it didn't work for me.
The answer is right inside the xinitrc file All you need to do is to create a folder at your home dir: ~/Desktop/Autostart

Fill the Autostart folder with symlinks to the applications you want to start, and there you have it

In case you don't know how to create a symlink, the command is
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$ ln -s <directory or file path you wish to create a link to> <location where to place the symlink>
Goodluck
 
Old 09-25-2003, 01:24 PM   #36
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thanks, that worked. my mistake for not reading the file closely enough.
 
Old 09-25-2003, 01:36 PM   #37
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No need to be sorry, you are the first person I was able to help to, strengthened my confidence a bit
 
Old 09-25-2003, 05:29 PM   #38
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XFCE 4.0 IS OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. THe server is filling up fast. I am almost finished d/l'ing it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Old 09-25-2003, 05:33 PM   #39
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Any changes? Is it possible to perform an upgrade?
 
Old 09-25-2003, 05:35 PM   #40
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Don't know yet...getting a dep issue.
 
Old 09-25-2003, 05:39 PM   #41
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I'm counting the minutes for the time it gets in the Gentoo portage
 
Old 09-25-2003, 05:39 PM   #42
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Will it work if I just run the RPMs with rpm -Uvh?
 
Old 09-25-2003, 05:50 PM   #43
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Well, I hope it will :P Gonna install it, wish me luck
 
Old 09-25-2003, 05:54 PM   #44
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Talking

good luck
 
Old 09-25-2003, 05:55 PM   #45
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I look forward to a reveiw. I was impressed with the pre-release so I may not even upgrade if there are no significant changes.
 
  


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