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Old 07-31-2003, 11:51 AM   #1
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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)
 
Old 07-31-2003, 11:58 AM   #2
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xfree86setup, as root.
 
Old 07-31-2003, 12:00 PM   #3
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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.
Code:
DESKTOP="KDE"
 
Old 07-31-2003, 12:09 PM   #4
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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...
 
Old 07-31-2003, 12:14 PM   #5
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Leeman_s, ignore my reply, i was thinking of something else.
 
Old 07-31-2003, 05:55 PM   #6
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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?
 
Old 07-31-2003, 06:32 PM   #7
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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.

Last edited by slakmagik; 07-31-2003 at 06:35 PM.
 
Old 07-31-2003, 09:10 PM   #8
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Hmmm, I don't seem to have xwmconfig with my Slack 9.0...did it change or something?
 
Old 07-31-2003, 11:49 PM   #9
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It's just not in the path. You will find it as /usr/X11R6/bin/xwmconfig
 
  


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