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Old 11-11-2001, 01:59 PM   #1
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several basic questions

I have several questions.
I've installed Red Hat 7.0 on a AMD Athlon 900 mhz. I installed both KDE, and Gnome, KDE as the default. I set it in the installation to not start in graphical mode. Now, it boots up in CLI mode (just as i wanted), and i can give it the command 'start x', that takes me into KDE, im wondering how i can change it from KDE to Gnome.

Second question,
I've replaced my Voodoo3 with a Nvidia TNT 2 because in order to get Red Hat to work with a 3dfx i had to get extra drivers and didnt wanna go through the trouble, anyway, while installing, i set a screen resolution (800x600), and now i wanna change it to 1024x768 and CTRL ALT +/- doesnt seem to work, how can I change the resolution? Would be all right just to edit Xf86 setup?

Thanks in advance for your help, its much appreciated.
Old 11-11-2001, 02:44 PM   #2
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The first easy fix is just to run xf86config again to switch drivers for X as per the video card issue. I run the generic 'nv' drivers and they work great, not gonna fix what ain't broke by downloading a bunch of nvidia/riva specific drivers. If you want a full range of window managers to choose from and be able to pick your default, try running gdm. It's Gnomes Display Manager and you can configure a good number of things as well as default window manager etc...That's what I like to use anyhow.
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Wonderful, Ill try those and get back to you. Thnx again, help much appreciated.
Old 11-11-2001, 06:27 PM   #4
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Sorry, forgot to mention the xwmconfig option. Type that at the command prompt and you can set default there too.
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switchdesk gnome

that is the easiest way to switch your window mgrs, that i have found.
Old 11-12-2001, 12:07 AM   #6
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also in /etc/system/desktop you can change the default there as well..


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