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Old 09-02-2004, 02:26 PM   #1
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Where is Gnome and Enlightenment?

I'm running SuSE 9.1 and KDE but also installed Gnome and Enlightenment. When I'm at the login screen I can't find any way to login to the other 2 window managers. In version 9.0 you could add sessions to the login manager within the KDE control center. They removed that option or I can't find it. Anybody got any ideas. Thanks
Old 09-02-2004, 02:37 PM   #2
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I'm not quite sure how SuSE works, but you could try editing the .xinitrc file in your home directory. .xinitrc is executed when you type 'startx' so it might not work if you log in using a graphical interface, though. If you are using the text based login, this is the solution however. Is there anyone more familiar with SUSE that can give instructions for changing the graphical login's default desktop?
Old 09-02-2004, 02:42 PM   #3
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Thanks for responding. I don't really want to change the default WM. I prefer KDE but I still want to play with the others. I just want to be able to select which one. At the login in 9.0 I had a drop down menu allowing me to select which WM I wanted.
Old 11-25-2004, 08:36 PM   #4
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I've never tried this for 9.1 but I'm currently running 9.2. When you get to the graphical login screen, on the bottom right there are two buttons you can press. One of them will give you a listing for sessions and within it there's a list of your installed Window Managers. I think that this should work for you since there hasn't been much change in this regard between 9.1 to 9.2. I hope this at least helps you somewhat.


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