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Old 02-25-2003, 03:10 PM   #1
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Changing GUI's in slack...

Right now I'm stuck in KDE, and I'd like to try out a few others, but every time I start X, it loads KDE. Where do I specify what GUI I want to use? I'm using slackware logged on as a default user.
Old 02-25-2003, 04:41 PM   #2
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check for .xinitrc in your home directory (it's a hidden file so...
`ls -a` will find it..).

it's not there eh? just create it. `vi .xinitrc` there you would add `exec <whatever WM you want to use>`

(`man vi` or maybe `man elvis` ...can't remember

i use fluxbox so mine says

exec fluxbox

...the default user in slack is root. if i were you i'd make an additional user for yourself

`man adduser`
Old 02-25-2003, 05:13 PM   #3
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Yeah, I got the adduser thing on a guess. I added a user with the default permissions and groups (none by the looks of it) without a problem. I heard that running as root all the time is a "bad thing" so I created a new user. Anyways, I cannot seem to figure out what the commands for different GUI's are. When slack installed it asked me what default GUI I wanted to use, and I picked KDE. Where does it store THAT setting? If I could change THAT, I'd be in business. I wouldnt even have to make a ~/.xinitrc file.
Old 02-25-2003, 11:58 PM   #4
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For your current situation, there is a symbolic link there like so:
xinitrc -> /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc.kde
Change that link to point to the xinitrc.WM of your choice.
Old 03-04-2003, 08:53 PM   #5
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can't you just go to /etc/X11/bin/xwmconfig ??? i used that to change the GUI ;[
Old 03-04-2003, 10:01 PM   #6
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Besides using the xwmconfig utility, you can check this link out as I've explained once in detail how to configure your default desktop/window manager manually.


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