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Old 10-30-2002, 02:40 PM   #1
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Unhappy How do I change desktop environments???


I need to know how to change desktop environments... and not from within X. I got myself into Enlightenment, and there is no menu tool to switch desktop envrionment like there is in Gnome and KDE.

Any help would be REALLY appreciated. Thanks!
 
Old 10-30-2002, 03:08 PM   #2
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Easy, Slackware comes with a tool called xwmconfig, run it and change your WM (open a terminal, say xterm) and maximize over the whole screen then run xwmconfig. xwmconfig is a curses based program and it can not run in small window terminals.
Or else, even easier, edit ~/.xinitrc and change the last exec line to whatever WM you want.
Also, search the forums, as this questioned has been answered many times and you might even find better ways to do it if you search for other questions like this.
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Old 10-30-2002, 03:11 PM   #3
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cool

Thanks very much! I will make sure to first read through the other discussions next time.
 
Old 10-30-2002, 03:15 PM   #4
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Originally posted by NSKL
Or else, even easier, edit ~/.xinitrc and change the last exec line to whatever WM you want.
And just to mention this to anyone else that does not know, .xinitrc does not come by default in the users home directory, it would be located in the /etc/X11/xinit directory, where Slack usually sets up separate .xinitrc's for each type of Desktop you've installed during the initial install.

But yeah, if you search the Slack forum here, I know I've gone into details about how to change the default desktop in Slackware.
 
Old 10-31-2002, 07:55 AM   #5
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Code:
bern@grendel bern$ su
Password:
root@grendel bern# cd /etc/X11/xinit/
root@grendel xinit# l
total 36
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root          146 Sep  5 09:27 README.Xmodmap
lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root           11 Oct 29 18:31 xinitrc -> xinitrc.kde
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root          541 Oct  6 11:45 xinitrc.bbox
-rwxr-xr-x    1 root     root          546 Apr  4  2002 xinitrc.e
-rwxr-xr-x    1 root     root          559 May 30 12:23 xinitrc.fvwm2
-rwxr-xr-x    1 root     root          539 Feb 22  2002 xinitrc.fvwm95
-rwxr-xr-x    1 root     root          630 Sep 22 15:06 xinitrc.gnome
-rwxr-xr-x    1 root     root          536 Oct 29 17:25 xinitrc.kde
-r--r--r--    1 root     root          664 Sep  5 09:25 xinitrc.twm
-rwxr-xr-x    1 root     root          788 May 31 06:21 xinitrc.wmaker
root@grendel xinit# rm xinitrc
root@grendel xinit# ln -s xinitrc.gnome xinitrc
root@grendel xinit# l
total 36
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root          146 Sep  5 09:27 README.Xmodmap
lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root           13 Oct 31 23:55 xinitrc -> xinitrc.gnome
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root          541 Oct  6 11:45 xinitrc.bbox
-rwxr-xr-x    1 root     root          546 Apr  4  2002 xinitrc.e
-rwxr-xr-x    1 root     root          559 May 30 12:23 xinitrc.fvwm2
-rwxr-xr-x    1 root     root          539 Feb 22  2002 xinitrc.fvwm95
-rwxr-xr-x    1 root     root          630 Sep 22 15:06 xinitrc.gnome
-rwxr-xr-x    1 root     root          536 Oct 29 17:25 xinitrc.kde
-r--r--r--    1 root     root          664 Sep  5 09:25 xinitrc.twm
-rwxr-xr-x    1 root     root          788 May 31 06:21 xinitrc.wmaker
root@grendel xinit#
 
  


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