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Old 10-31-2004, 10:43 PM   #1
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Arrow SlackWare 10 Window Manager Question

Hey, Im running Slackware 10.0 on an old Tosheba 315CDT Laptop. I wanna know what the command-line command is to load a Window Manager other than the default one when I type startx.
Old 10-31-2004, 10:46 PM   #2
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Create a file called .xinitrc in your home directory, and type the appropriate command to start the window manager you want into it. You can see all the possible xinit scripts in /etc/X11/xinit (and modifying the xinitrc -- note the lack of a dot preceding it -- file in this directory changes the default WM).
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If you are using the gui all the time why not boot right into gdm. Change your run level to 4 (it's in the /etc/inittab file). Then you need to check the /etc/rd.4 file to make sure that you have the appropriate log in manager. GDM would be best. But if you find yourself using KDE, use KDM.
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even if you use KDE use gdm cos it is beeeautiful
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to make a desktop selection you may run the command
$ xwmconfig
Old 11-01-2004, 08:56 AM   #6
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Smile Thanks.

I don't always use X but a lot of the time I do. Also for a nother Question, How do I edit all my menues and submenues in Window Maker? I have not chosen to install a lot of things but there is still links to programs that I hav not installed.
Thankx for the previous advise.


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