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I recently installed XFCE 188.8.131.52 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?
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.
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?).