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Old 09-23-2004, 12:41 PM   #1
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Changing default window manager

The default window mgr for FC2 is gnome, regardless what else mgr installed. i've installed both kde and gnome. how to change the default setting to kde? i dont want to choose very time at the login page.
Old 09-23-2004, 01:29 PM   #2
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Usually when you choose KDE at startup, it should stay at next logon. If not, you can go in the user panel and edit preferences for a specific user. I have already seen somewhere a drop down list where you can choose a startup mgr.

Hope this helps.

Old 09-23-2004, 01:36 PM   #3
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do you use gdm/xdm/kdm (graphical login)? if so, there should be a drop-down on there
to select

do you use console login?
-> use the file ~/.xinitrc
--> which should contain the line:
exec startkde
exec gnome-session
Old 09-23-2004, 02:09 PM   #4
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open a terminal type:
switchdesk kde

this should work.


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