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Old 03-10-2003, 06:41 AM   #1
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Xfree 4.3 window manager

I installed Xfree 4.3 this morning.

All went well and it is up and running, however it seems that made a mistake during the install.

While answering the options, I like a fool choose yes for everything.

Now instead of getting kde, I get xterm/twm for a default login manager, and default window manager.

How can I change it back to the kde login manager, and kde desktop as default?

I really don't want to go messing with it on my own (afraid to break it LOL)

Any help would be apprciated.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 03-10-2003, 08:06 AM   #2
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create a file named '.xinitrc'. This is a script file that is executed whenever you run 'xinit' to start X Windows. Its contents should look something like this:

# begin /home/<username>/.xinitrc

exec /usr/X11R6/bin/start-kde #( or whatever starts kde )

# end /home/<username>/.xinitrc

place this file into your home directory and at the command prompt type 'xinit' and kde should pop right up... provided you put the right command line in .xinitrc.

(to know where kde is a good place to start looking would be to execute the following...

(execute this as root)
<prompt># updatedb && locate kde | grep bin


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