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Old 11-01-2004, 08:23 PM   #1
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Exclamation how to change GUIs on Mandrske 10?

what all commands do you have to put in to get to change the GUI? like how would I change to blackbox from my KDE desktop? do i have to put in commands into the terminal?

uh...correct me if im wrong but dont you have to do something with X to change the GUIs? please tell me how to do everything to get to the list of all the different GUIs.
Old 11-01-2004, 09:20 PM   #2
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To the best of my limited knowledge, if you've got all the various desktops installed, you should be able to just log into the different ones.

That would be if you haven't got the "start with whatever" option selected.

Personally I usually have KDE and Gnome installed so that I can get all the Qt and Gtk libraries and meddle with all the games and web editor type stuff.



p.s. if you haven't got it all installed you should be able to install in from the mandrake control centre (configure my computer). And if you find that you're not too sure if or what is available for installation, go to easy urpmi, read the page and follow the instructions, then wait while it does it's thing - the open the MCC and install whatever you need via the software manager.
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open a terminal and type xwmconfig
Old 11-02-2004, 10:12 AM   #4
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ah hey thanx alot
Old 11-02-2004, 10:23 AM   #5
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What I do is have a line in my .xinitrc file for each window manager that I might want to use or play with. I comment out the ones I'm not using and leave the one I want to use uncommented or "live." (I don't like graphic logins, so this makes sense for me.)
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Unless you use the autologin option the choice is right under your name at the login screen


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