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Old 05-05-2003, 01:24 PM   #1
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Question Redhat 9 - how do I change window managers?

Every reboot my system loads KDE by default... where do i go, or what do I do to change the window manager?
Old 05-05-2003, 01:46 PM   #2
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Open an x terminal and type switchdesk gnome

If you want to change default login, you need to give your login manager if you use gui, otherwise you can put exec <command for wm/de> in your .xinitrc file if you use console login and startx.

# Redhat links
RedHat Linux Manuals
Maximum RPM
Easier software management: apt4rpm - Red Carpet
RedHat 8.0 Tips & Tricks

# Redhat 8.0 configuration commands
Configure soundcard:
Configure X server:
Configure network:

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Do you mean you can't chose between Gnome or KDE from the login screen? That is where you would normally choose the window manager. Did you install only KDE, or did you install Gnome as well? Did you load the documentation from Red Hat? There is a section in the Reference Manual about the /etc/sysconfig directory. In there is a file called 'desktop'. That is the file you need to edit if you can't get things to work the normal way.
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Found it... It's been a long time since I've used Linux... I found the settings on the login screen... thx


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