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Old 01-24-2008, 01:12 AM   #1
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how to change XDM? (Ex. Gnome, KDE, XFCe)


When i installed Slackware, there were option what XDM would i used. Then i used KDE. Nah, i want another XDM, what should i do? Can i do this from command line and graphically? (I installed full Slackware-4.5 GB). If i have to download XFce, how to install it? Thanks
 
Old 01-24-2008, 02:48 AM   #2
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type xwmconfig in terminal
 
Old 01-24-2008, 05:59 PM   #3
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When i installed Slackware, there were option what XDM would i used. Then i used KDE. Nah, i want another XDM, what should i do? Can i do this from command line and graphically? (I installed full Slackware-4.5 GB). If i have to download XFce, how to install it? Thanks
Another way would be to use the pkgtool and run the setup scripts you want. pkgtool is a very useful tool that you should be aware of;

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excerpt from 'man pkgtool'
PKGTOOL(8)

NAME
pkgtool - software package maintenance tool.

SYNOPSIS
pkgtool

pkgtool [ -sets #a#b#c# ] [ -source_mounted ] [ -ignore_tagfiles ] [
-tagfile tagfile ] [ -source_dir directory ] [ -target_dir directory ]
[ -source_device device ]

DESCRIPTION
pkgtool is the standard package maintenance tool provided with the
Slackware Linux distribution. It allows the user to install, remove,
or view software packages through an interactive menu system. Pkgtool
can also be used to re-run the menu-driven scripts normally executed at
the end of a Slackware installation. This is useful for doing basic
reconfiguration (like changing the mouse type).
'man' is your friend!
 
Old 01-27-2008, 07:02 AM   #4
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Awesome.. I'll try when i get @home. Thanks Everyone!
 
Old 02-03-2008, 12:09 PM   #5
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Uh sorry... xdm is the X Display Manager, not a window manager. It is used to provide and control a graphical user login and can then run your choice of window manager.
XDM is called from 7etc/rc.d/rc.4, but is the display manager of last resort -that is if KDE is installed then the KDE display manager is run, if not then if GDM is installed(the gnome display manager) then it is run. f neither of them installed then xdm is run -but you have to configure it to get it to do what you want.

A much nicer and easier to configure display manager is wdm. You can just change the lines for the xdm entry in rc.4 to get it to use wdm instead of xdm.
I have a package and the sources here:
http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/.../wdm/wdm-1.28/

Actually I use a modified version on my own machine which includes a script to make the setup much easier and more flexible. But, I don't have that on my site at the moment. Still the standard program is quite nice and doesn't have any special requirements except that WindowMaker be installed. You can use it start any window manager you like.
 
  


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