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Old 01-03-2010, 09:50 PM   #1
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Window manager vector 5.9 live ?

I down loaded the 5.9 lite live version of vector it seems to start fine but I get a msg when starting to this effect going to runlevel 2 you don't have a window manager (kde ,gnome etc etc). Ive tried to find information on several sites including vectors & havn't found any thing. I did get a list of commands off of the disk but none of the combinations I tried gave me any help. is there a way to get say kde to come up when starting the live cd?
Old 01-03-2010, 10:32 PM   #2
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No, you are not supposed to have a windows manager or even X in rc2 (in a run level 1-6 normal/classical setup). It is available in rc5 only. If you want it in rc2, type startx or kdm/gdm/xdm depending on your DE.
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