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Old 07-20-2003, 01:08 PM   #1
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Get me out of Fvwm!


On my Redhat system, I originally had GNOME to set up enlightenment, which I really liked. But then I switched to fvwm to see what it was like. I COMPLETELY hate it. I cannot stand it. I just want to change back, but can't find a way to. Can someone help me out?

GNOME and enlightenment had a restart X option, stupid KDE and fvwm don't have that! I switch using switchdesk, it says that if you restart it can apply the change, but I can't restart X because KDE won't let me! When I exit X and enter again, it is still fvwm!

I looked in my xinitrc and found an if statement that reads:

if (condition) {
exec fvwm
else
exec twm
fi

how should I switch it? I started gdm (I think it was gdm) and it brought me up into the GUI login, and I could change to GNOME from the pulldown menu, and I would enter GNOME, but I like to boot to the command prompt, and I don't want to have to login in twice to get to GNOME.

When I log in as root and startx, it goes to GNOME, but as my username, it always defaults to KDE.

Please help me.

Last edited by teamstatic84; 07-20-2003 at 03:15 PM.
 
Old 07-20-2003, 02:39 PM   #2
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Assuming that you're using a login-manager and
not using any kind of auto-login:

Try Ctrl+Alt+BkSpc

Alternative:

Open a terminal, do su -
and "killall X"


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Old 07-20-2003, 02:46 PM   #3
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I am not using an auto-login, but how will that get me to GNOME?

That will just get me out of X.


When I restart again, it's going to be in KDE.

I can already get out of X OK, but I want to restart X without shutting it down and going to the terminal, and without restarting the system.

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Old 07-20-2003, 03:16 PM   #4
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Last time I was using RH it was using
GDM, and that certainly allows for
chosing the window-manager for the
session you're about to start? It does
here, anyway ;)

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