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Old 03-01-2009, 10:26 PM   #1
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Howto: Change desktop?

I want to change from gnome to icewm but I don`t
know how. I`ve looked up and down /etc but can`t
see any file for this. I need help!
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Well, I think first you will need to install Icewm.....

Are you using a Login manager---eg GDM? If so, you can select the desktop at login.

Also, what do you have in /etc/inittab?
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Once you have Icewm installed, you can use update-alternatives to set a preferred window manager (if you don't use gdm or another desktop login tool).
update-alternatives --list x-window-manager
update-alternatives --config x-window-manager
You need to be root to use this tool. The first command should show you the range of options you have to choose from, and the second should let you choose.

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