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Old 03-05-2004, 02:20 PM   #1
Registered: Nov 2003
Distribution: Redhat linux 9, Fedra Core 1, Gentoo, Debian (woody), Mandrake 9.2
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Question Mandrake 9.2 wm Q

Hello all, im running mandrake 9.2, switched over from redhat9/fedora core1. it's not bad, the main reason i switched was due to a HELL of a time trying (and failing) to install icewm, blackbox, etc. well, this one has the main ones i want. well, i somehow stumbled into icewm yesterday (forgot how). the shell tells me 'switchdesk' isn't found so i can't get the wm pop up like in RH/Fedora. Why not! In other posts, it is recommended using switchdesk for mandrake/RH but apparently not! any help is appreciated, thank you.

PS. haven't looked a lot through the forum but anyone got a quick/EASY guide to installing xfce geared toward newbies? thanks again.
Old 03-05-2004, 05:00 PM   #2
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To install (as root):
urpmi xfce
Then you only need to start it. If you're using graphical login, it should be in the menu.
Old 03-06-2004, 12:27 PM   #3
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Talking wow

dear just type it and it satisfies dependencies...and it works. beside the "K" menu popping up when i click it, this has got to be the first thing i've EVER had go right on a linux small step. thanks a lot mara!

EDIT: Well that was short lived, loaded up xfce without a GUI and it gave me static and lines, had to restart to windows...i seem to be 90% in windows cuz it WORKS.

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