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Old 07-22-2002, 12:54 AM   #1
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Help with Window Manager

Recently I upgraded my X server. The prob now I face is that I am not able to get any windows manager. Linux always starts X with a twm.
Old 07-22-2002, 03:00 AM   #2
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how about trying a semi simple semi lightweight one like xfce? all youneed for it is gtk. or even simpler blackbox or fluxbox. kde is a helluvalot of work and takes long, but is quite worth it.

if you already ave a windowmager installed, do:

echo "exec (your windowmanger)" > ~/.xinitrc

where you replace (your windowmager) with e.g. enlightenment or blackbox.


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Old 07-23-2002, 02:14 AM   #3
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If you mean that you have them installed but can switch away from twm. There are 2 solutions:
If x donīt start aut. then write "startx fluxbox" - to start f.ex. fluxbox, to do it permantly, make a .xinitrc in your home dir which contains:

exec fluxbox

if you aut. start x make a .xsession in your homedir which contains the same as the .xinitrc


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