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Old 03-18-2003, 03:55 PM   #1
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Setting default Window Manager

When i installed slackware, it asked what i would like the default wm to be, i just went with default (KDE) but now i want it to be fluxbox, is there a certain file where i can edit the default wm, so when i type startx it loads fluxbox and not KDE?
BTW: I dont want to use a session manager.
Old 03-18-2003, 04:31 PM   #2
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Create a .xinitrc in your home directory and put
exec /usr/bin/fluxbox
in it.

Additionally , if you want any x applications to be loaded whenever you 'startx', you may specify them followed by an ampersand, before you exec fluxbox.

Here's my ~/.xinitrc

xset b off
xscreensaver -no-splash &
aterm -geometry 80x24+100+50&
aterm -geometry 80x24+615+50&
gkrellm -w &
fluxter -w &
exec /usr/bin/fluxbox


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