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Old 04-22-2004, 05:26 AM   #1
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Change graphic environment

I just installed SUSE 9.0 and when I restarted I realised that fxwm was the default graphic environment and not kde. How can I change it to kde through konsole?
Old 04-22-2004, 08:30 AM   #2
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If switchdesk is not installed (try running it) then I would suggest that you log out so that you are back at the login screen and then change it there.
Old 04-22-2004, 11:04 AM   #3
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Quick and dirty method:

in your $home directory you should have a file called .xinitrc-template

copy that file to the same dirtory and name it .xinitrc:
cp .xinitrc-template .xinitrc

edit the file with whatever editor you want, vi, emacs, pico....

delete all the text in the document

once it's all gone type:

'exec kde'

save and exit, and that's all.

PS: This works if you run 'startx' from the command prompt, if you are using xdm then you YaST is a good way to go.


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