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Old 07-06-2007, 09:26 AM   #1
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Changing the window manager in Slackware 12.0 after install

Hello. I'd like to know how it's possible to change the window manager in Slackware. When I installed Slack I chose KDE but it's getting a little slow on my good old ~800 MHz computer. When I try to rerun the setup program, being root, it says can't find program, or something similar. So, I've thought about the wm's that come with Slackware 12 and I've ended up thinking that Xfce would be a pretty nice window manager. So, please, someone tell me how to change the resource eating KDE to Xfce, and then again, how to replace Xfce with Fluxbox if I don't like Xfce so much. I'd really appreciate your help!
Old 07-06-2007, 10:31 AM   #2
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Do you have fluxbox installed? If so open a text editor and type fluxbox in it. Then save it as /home/user(whatever yours is)/.xinitrc.

Last edited by Allen614; 07-06-2007 at 10:32 AM. Reason: oops
Old 07-06-2007, 11:11 AM   #3
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Oh, I got it to work myself! xwmconfig in bash!


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