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Old 03-08-2003, 07:33 AM   #1
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how to change from GNOME to KDE from console


Hi, I'm having a lot of trouble with Slack.. GNOME is crashing and not only that, now when I startx only the desktop comes up, no menu, no icons, no nothing, just the wallpaper, I can't right click or do anything. Can somebody tell me how to fix this or how can i change to KDE from the console before I startx.. ANd my resolution stays really big, even I configure the xf86config.. I must be doing something wrong I guess.
 
Old 03-08-2003, 07:39 AM   #2
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What is your hardware? Are you using Slack 8.1 default for Gnome or have you recompiled it?
As I dont have much info, I think your system is damaged. Have you deleted something? Changed files?
 
Old 03-08-2003, 07:40 AM   #3
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Forget about changing the WIndow manager guys.. All I have to do is run this command for those of you who don't know how to

xwmconfig

NOw if anyone could still give me some help with the resolution that would be nice. Thanks
 
Old 03-08-2003, 08:44 AM   #4
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LOke is all fix now.... No more worries I found the way to fix my resolution... All I did was before I changed to KDE with "xwmconfig" I ran "/usr/X11R6/bin/xfree86setup", then I started X..Went to /ect/X11/xf86config and added a module line with my desire resolutions... Now I have to Fix the mouse and my NIC card.. A question... Is my NIC card suppose to be "eth0"? .. Well if I find the answer I'll post it here... Lol I keep answering my own questions.... I have to say... Now I now why people love Slack so much.. It looks so much different from any other distro I have seen... I been up the whole night installing and configuring it, and I have to say..It pays off after all... I would do it again if I have to.. But now I know how to do it so it would take me haft the time lol...
 
Old 03-08-2003, 10:57 AM   #5
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My NIC is eth0. I have only one of those. In case you have a network you would probably have two of those on your gateway, the second one being eth1, check ifconfig for the info.
Do you like KDE? my choice is Fluxbox, much lighter, and does only what I need.
 
Old 03-08-2003, 04:48 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by boreo
Is my NIC card suppose to be "eth0"? [/B]
Your first NIC is always eth0, the second is.........................eth1 and so on.
 
Old 03-09-2003, 06:03 PM   #7
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I want to try fluxbox.. Many people say that its a good window manager.... And I was asking about the NIC because SLack wasn't reconizing it.. BUt now it does... ANd when I do ifconfig it comes up..
 
Old 03-11-2003, 12:16 AM   #8
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did you say yo had a problem with your mouse? Mine doesn't work at all. USB Optical Wheel. Yes, befreo you ask, I did use usb.i
 
Old 03-11-2003, 01:51 AM   #9
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never mind, sorry all.
 
  


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