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Old 03-14-2005, 09:08 AM   #1
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Howto change window manager to XCFE in FC3


Hi everyone. I've been searching, and I fuond that to change the default window manager from let's say GNOME to Xfce (my sitatuon), I should modify /etc/sysconfig/desktop to read DESKTOPMANAGER=<desktopmanager> .
I have two problems with this:
1. I only have a line saying DESKTOP="GNOME" (should I use this, or add MANAGER?)
2. DESKTOP="Xfce" doesn't work (What is the correct name?)
What should I do?
 
Old 03-14-2005, 09:56 AM   #2
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Change it from gdm.....
 
Old 03-14-2005, 02:45 PM   #3
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How do I use it? If I type "gdm" as su, it writes that it's allready running.
 
Old 03-14-2005, 04:50 PM   #4
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select the k-menu then (incase that sounds strange, its the equivalent of the windows 'start' button) :

point to preferences and then select 'desktop switching tool'. if youve got xfce or kde, it will show up, so that you can change it.
 
Old 03-15-2005, 07:15 AM   #5
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Sorry, but haven't found the desktop switching tool in preferences in KDE, only desktop onfiguration wizard, which is not what I want. I thought that I might have to install it, but I haven't found it in the system-config-packages. Where can i find this tool?
 
Old 03-17-2005, 04:43 PM   #6
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the very same desktop switching tool i talked about last time runs when you hit 'switchdesk' in the terminal.
see if that works.
 
Old 03-18-2005, 09:36 AM   #7
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It wrote that I should install the switchdesk-GUI, or use switchdesk <desktopname>. I did switchdesk xfce and it seems to work, de default has changed. Thank you very much.
 
  


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