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Old 08-25-2004, 10:28 PM   #1
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Stuck in Enlightenment, cant switch over!!


I was using KDE and decided to try enlightenment and now im stuck in enlightenment and cant get into KDE or blackbox. Ive already tried the "startx KDE" and "startx blackbox" and it still logs me into enlightenment under root. If i use a different login name it will let me go into kde or blackbox. It just wont let me under root and i used to be able to get into kde as root. If there is a file that i can modify or something i can do let me know, im tired of being enlightenmented. Im using mandrake 10.
 
Old 08-25-2004, 10:38 PM   #2
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That will teach you not to login as root! ;)

How did you use to login? Command-line or
xdm/kdm/gdm/whateverdm?


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Old 08-25-2004, 11:05 PM   #3
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i login from the command line. Is there a file or something that i can edit that will fix this?
 
Old 08-25-2004, 11:12 PM   #4
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look at
ls -lad ~/.x*
Got .xinitrc?
:)

But seriously, you shouldn't be logged in as
root. Specially NOT in a graphical environment.


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Old 08-26-2004, 12:54 AM   #5
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my .xinitrc file has the following in it:

exec /usr/X11R6/bin/enLightenment




is there something i should change?
 
Old 08-26-2004, 01:31 AM   #6
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If you don't want to run enlightenment, yes ;)

Either remove the file, or put the preferred wm
instead in it.


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Old 08-26-2004, 01:35 AM   #7
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ok thanks, worked like a charm, for future reference, would you happen to have an idea of why that happened?
 
Old 08-26-2004, 02:25 AM   #8
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Sorry, nope.

I don't like Enlightenment, and I can't stand Mandrake :)

As far as I'm concerned to MDK the same thing applies
as for windows:

"Never run a changing system!"

But I've always helped mandrake-users when the wizards
screwed things up and they had no clue what to do ;)



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Old 08-26-2004, 06:24 AM   #9
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Many of the more involved WMs will automatically make a .WMname , .xinitrc and .*session in the root directory of whoever logs in. I find it more frustrating than helpful.
 
Old 08-26-2004, 11:43 AM   #10
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i see, thanks for the help, i better stick to the command line in that case....j/k
 
Old 08-26-2004, 12:30 PM   #11
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when you use KDE, there is a console as well as a filemanager in super-user mode,( system -> more programs -> ).
you ( almost ?) never have to login as root.
( but with the file-manager.... be carefull , you can delete anything with a single mouse-click )

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