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Old 01-09-2005, 04:15 PM   #1
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How do I switch between KDE and Windowmaker without a GUI login screen?

I log in at the console, but as a result I'm not sure how to switch between KDE and windowmaker. Any help? Or perhaps just tell me how to bring up the GUI login screen at startup. Been a while since I used it, so I've quite forgotten.

Old 01-09-2005, 04:51 PM   #2
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in Slackware, to change WM try running "xwmconfig"

to use a login manager, you can change the default runlevel in /etc/inittab
Old 01-09-2005, 06:02 PM   #3
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Typically, the file ~/.xinitrc decides which WM to start when you type 'startx' from the CLI. Mine is like this:
exec startkde
# exec fluxbox
In this case, kde is started because fluxbox is commented out. You can only have one uncommented entry here. Try adding:
exec windowmaker
to .xinitrc and see if it woks for you. The actual name of the windowmaker binary may be different...and that's what you need here.
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To start a login manager in Slackware, change the default runlevel in /etc/inittab from 3 to 4.


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