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Old 03-09-2005, 06:24 PM   #1
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Xfce 4.0.6.1


Hi,

I recently installed XFCE 4.0.6.1 through RPMDrake. What do I do now? I know I can run the command startxfce4, but that seems to run xfce over KDE. How do I configure my system to boot up with XFCE instead of KDE?

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Old 03-09-2005, 06:53 PM   #2
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If you are using KDM (the KDE login manager), you should be able to configure it to show XFCE as an optional desktop environment. If not, you could do this:

1. Edit /etc/inittab and change the line that says "id:5:initdefault" to 3 instead of 5.
2. Edit your ~/.xinitrc file and add the line "exec startxfce4". If there are any other "exec" statements, comment them out by putting a # in front of them.
3. Run "init 3" as root, or reboot your computer to get to the console login screen.
4. When you get to the console login, login normally, and run 'startx'. This should take you into XFCE.

All told, it's easier to try to get KDM to recognize XFCE as one of your desktop environments. Then you can just choose it from the graphical login screen.

Good choice, by the way. XFCE4.2 is my environment of choice at the moment. It's a nice compromise between minimalism and eye-candy.
 
Old 03-09-2005, 06:56 PM   #3
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Actually, installing the RPM's should have automatically configured any login manager you had running (KDM, GDM, XDM)

4.2 is a GREAT improvement to 4.0. It's worth a look
 
Old 03-09-2005, 07:20 PM   #4
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Before reading this post I uninstalled XFCE 4.0. I visied their web site and installed XFCE 4.2 with their graphical installer. I currently have KDE installed as my Desktop Environment. My computer is setup to automatically log in. How do I change the settings in KDM (I'm not sure I even have this installed...where do I go to find out?).

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Old 03-10-2005, 06:14 AM   #5
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You should be able to go into Drakconf and change it so it automatically logs into XFCE instead of KDE. I believe it's in the `boot' section.
 
Old 03-10-2005, 08:24 AM   #6
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There are detailed instructions on the xfce website on how to setup KDM or GDM to allow you to start and xfce session.
 
Old 03-10-2005, 10:38 AM   #7
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I edited the ~/.xinitrc file and that seemed to do the trick. Thank you to all who helped me. This board is an invaluble resource.

Ryan
 
Old 03-10-2005, 11:06 AM   #8
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Hi,
If you want to get XFCE 4.2 instead of this older version go to this site :

http://www.eslrahc.com/10.1/

Add urpmi addmedia..etc to your sources and in RPMDrake you will be able to install a brand new XFCE with no trouble, it appears in the login GUI at the next boot !

Cheers !
 
Old 03-11-2005, 01:40 PM   #9
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samael26,

Currently I have KDE and I use an autologin feature. Will I be able to automatically log into XFCE?

Ryan
 
Old 03-11-2005, 02:59 PM   #10
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Go into drakconf and change your autologin settings to boot into XFCE instead of KDE
 
  


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