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Old 09-14-2002, 04:11 PM   #1
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changing my gui

i am currently running kde on mandrake 9 how do i change my gui to gnome or something else?
Old 09-14-2002, 04:42 PM   #2
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Well, you could create a: .xinitrc file in your home directory and specify a wm you want to use like this:

exec /usr/bin/<wmnamehere>

without the <> And then you should logout to the console and the net time you type startx it will load the new Window Manager. If you don't like other wm's you can always delete the .xinitrc and load your default KDE. Good Luc!
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kde is not a gui, it is a desktop environment, very different things.

you can use the .xinitrc option, but be very sure that the window manager you use IS in the right path. just saying /usr/bin/gnome is gonna do nothing, as 1) it's gnome-session 2) it's often in /usr/local/bin/ anyway. alternatively you can just do something similar in teh mandrake control center, which you should try first as it's all pretty, which is what most people seem to like. you could easily forget you have a .xinitrc file and presume it's all very broken when you try to change it with from frilly front end later on.
Old 09-30-2002, 09:53 PM   #4
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In mandrake 9 create a file called .xinitrc in your home folder

In mine, i simply put "blackbox" since thats what i want to use


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