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Old 07-25-2004, 12:47 PM   #1
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Windows Manager default

Was reading through the forums about booting to the GUI, and Slackware 9.1 defaulting to the GNOME window manager (GWM or something). Someone mentioned a file that could be modified by commenting out the GNOME manager so that when booting to the GUI it would start the KDE window manager instead.

Could someone remind me of that file? I can't find the thread again.

Also, as I write this I try to remember what file determines what runlevel it will boot to, I seem to think inittab, but if I'm wrong I'll not know where to look. If someone could throw that information in too, it would be appreciated.
Old 07-25-2004, 12:49 PM   #2
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Yes its inittab : /etc/inittab

Runlevel on startup is set by the id:3:initdefault: line. If you want to boot directly into xwindows that 3 must become a 5 (at least on Redhat systems, as far as I know)
Old 07-25-2004, 08:31 PM   #3
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On Slackware 9.1 it's run level 4 to boot directly into Xwindows. That's for verifying the file. Know, what determines what manager it loads when logging in?
Old 07-26-2004, 12:16 AM   #4
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i have a fine in my ~ directory called


I just comment out the lines and it works, although i've been told this is improper. this is what mine looks like:

##### My ~/.xinitrc #####


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