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Old 06-05-2004, 11:50 PM   #1
Registered: Apr 2004
Distribution: Slackware 9.1
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Unhappy Gnome .. ?

Hi all,
i have a problem starting gnome .I use KDE as the default window manager.
It is fine when i go :
startx on my console (KDE) but can't run Gnome.

I tried those : startx gnome-session, /usr/bin/gnome-session but get a secreen asking for options .

What should i do to get it running ?

PS i can run all of the Gnome programs under KDE with no problems.

Thank you.
Old 06-06-2004, 01:00 AM   #2
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You'll need to edit the script that startx calls to alter which window manager it runs. Under slackware thatd be the file /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xinit/xinitrc . Open this file in a text editor and scroll to the bottom, you should see something along these lines

#Start the window manager:
exec kde

replace kde with gnome-session or whatever the commmand to initiate your chosen window manager is.
Old 06-06-2004, 03:51 AM   #3
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Cheers :-) .


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