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Old 12-08-2005, 02:44 AM   #1
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how to switch desktop environment


hi all!

i'm using slack 10.2 and currenly using kde as my desktop manager. i just want to know how can i switch to a different desktop environment. thanks
 
Old 12-08-2005, 02:58 AM   #2
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when you enter at init 3 you can type "xwmconfig" then select the other desktop environment that you want to use...then do "startx -- :1"
 
Old 12-08-2005, 03:40 AM   #3
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when you enter at init 3 you can type "xwmconfig" then select the other desktop environment that you want to use...then do "startx -- :1"
Thanks! will i have problems if i keep on switching desktop environments? I just want to try all.
 
Old 12-08-2005, 08:04 AM   #4
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maybe you can use switchdesk [desktop name].
for example switchdesk kde --> to switch to kde... but you have to logout or maybe reboot ur pc so that when you log in.. u'll get ur desired desktop...
 
Old 12-08-2005, 03:52 PM   #5
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Just use the xwmconfig from level 3 per fireedo. You will not need to reboot (this isn't windows), simply do another startx then. And no it won't mess up anything. You will get a stray desktop icon on occasion that tries to carry over, but no big deal. I would urge everyone to try all of them before they settle on one. It beats the common (and I think ... well never mind, I will refrain from being insulting) question "which is the best desktop." Try them all and decide for yourself.
 
Old 12-08-2005, 05:01 PM   #6
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Another way is to use run level 4 and just log in and out using the gui. You can select whichever desktop you want to use each time.
 
Old 12-08-2005, 10:10 PM   #7
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xwmconfig works perfectly! thanks guys! right ringwraith i better try them all
 
  


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