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Old 10-31-2002, 10:01 AM   #1
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How to change desktop environment in Red Hat 7.1

I just wrote this same question in the Slackware forum, thinking that the answer might be the same (I have a slackware system that needs this same problem solved), but apparently it isn't. I was told to use xwmconfig or to edit the ~/.xinitrc file to change my desktop environment, but neither of those works for Red Hat 7.1.

There is no .xinitrc file in my home directory, and I totally cannot understand the /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc script to make it do what I want either. Any Red Hat specific help on this? Thanks!
Old 10-31-2002, 10:54 AM   #2
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Gee, you just log in using another WM and it will remember it.
Old 10-31-2002, 01:30 PM   #3
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I think jetblackz means that you want to boot into something like kdm (instead of typing startx type kdm) and choose the different wm. Then next time you login with that user, it should start you into the last chosen wm.



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