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Old 04-08-2004, 11:06 AM   #1
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Complete newbie KDE/Gnome switching question


I am using Mandrake 10, and I created a user account from root that logs in using Gnome. I want to switch to KDE. Is there an easy way to either run that initial configuration wizard again or run the gui of choice. I boot to a prompt, so I do type startx to start my GUI.

I also could have sworn I had once found a way to add a parameter to startx to get it to run gnome if KDE was my default, andone know what that is?

Sorry to ask something so simple,

AJ
 
Old 04-08-2004, 12:24 PM   #2
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go to System>Configuration>Configure Your Computer
and then to the Boot section and then to Autologin
you can change things from there
 
Old 04-08-2004, 03:24 PM   #3
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Another quick way to do it is to log off (you have to log off twice - yeah, don't ask but it's quicker than a reboot). Then you can choose the user and what graphical environment you want to use. I suggest you try IceWM - it's fast!
 
Old 04-09-2004, 09:06 AM   #4
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Thanks guys!

Worked like a champ. I also found another way, but I don't know if it breaks anything. If I am at the command prompt, I can do an init 5 and get to the same screen as autologon gets me. If I want to drop back to command line I can do an init 3 from within a terminal.

Anyone know if there is a reason not to do this? Does it break anything?

TIA!

AJ
 
Old 04-09-2004, 12:26 PM   #5
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Why not just change the .xinitrc file in your home directory? Then go into it by startx. Thats what I do to go back and forth between gnome, kde, fluxbox, and xfce4.

Im still deciding
 
Old 04-09-2004, 02:20 PM   #6
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I read about that file, and I even looked at mine, but I couldn't see anything where it was obvious which shell I was running or wanted to run. I could also be blind and I might not have seen it.
 
Old 04-10-2004, 04:38 PM   #7
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Just create one in your home directory.

For instance, if you wanted to use fluxbox... just put this in your .xinitrc

Code:
exec fluxbox
or for gnome

Code:
exec startgnome
or kde

Code:
exec startkde
and so on.. just have to find the name of the application that actually starts the window manager you want. Those are the names on my comp... could possibly be different on other machines, im not sure. just read the docs and it should be in there somewhere

There are also some example .xinitrc's on the net... just google for them and you can see some of the things that people do. Its a lovely thing I just recently discovered
 
  


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