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leeman_s 07-31-2003 11:51 AM

How do you change the GUI in linux?
I absolutely HATE windowmaker. How do I change it to something else?

(please be specific, i'm a complete newb)

Tarts 07-31-2003 11:58 AM

xfree86setup, as root.

Mathieu 07-31-2003 12:00 PM

Is WindowMaker the only graphical environment installed on your system ?

If no, you can edit /etc/sysconfig/desktop and add the name of the new one in between the quotes.


Noryungi 07-31-2003 12:09 PM

as root: xwmconfig

This is, by far, the easiest utility to do just that.

If it only displays "WindowMaker", you need to install something else first... :D

Tarts 07-31-2003 12:14 PM

Leeman_s, ignore my reply, i was thinking of something else.

leeman_s 07-31-2003 05:55 PM

I dunno which is best to do, but I did this:

cp /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc.xfce /home/lee/.xinitrc

and then i can easily change it to whatever gui i want...

Is this a good method to use?

slakmagik 07-31-2003 06:32 PM

Well, that's essentially what xwmconfig does, except that it copies xinitrc.xfce to .xinitrc if you select that and, rather than editing .xinitrc it just substitutes another script if you select another. I don't see a problem with it, though xwmconfig is there to use if you want it. (I think it's there to use. I guess it might depend on your distro. It seems Patrick Volkerding wrote it himself, so it might be Slack-specific?)

-- Oh yeah - but I think if you try to run KDE, say, from an XFCE script, your KDE's going to be screwed up because it uses a very different xinit script than XFCE.

BittaBrotha 07-31-2003 09:10 PM

Hmmm, I don't seem to have xwmconfig with my Slack 9.0...did it change or something?

Rodrin 07-31-2003 11:49 PM

It's just not in the path. You will find it as /usr/X11R6/bin/xwmconfig

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