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Old 02-05-2005, 08:53 PM   #1
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Changing WM

How do I change which window manager starts up at boot ? Currently, my computer is running KDE, but I would like it to start straight into icewm. (Rather than booting the 'failsafe' option and using 'startx icewm') I thought about installing Gnome, and using its login manager, however it is a pain in the ass making sure you download and install every package... plus i don't need Gnome for anything else. Is there an easier way to do this ? (The reason I don't have Gnome on my install CD is because I have SuSE Personal)

SUSE 9.1 Personal

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Old 02-05-2005, 09:18 PM   #2
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Are you using kdm as a login manager now? It should detect icewm if it's installed and put it in the WM menu. Might as well use kdm if you already have kde installed...
Old 02-05-2005, 10:39 PM   #3
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I am...

I am, but it doesn't detect it. There is no option box for selecting a WM.
Old 02-09-2005, 02:40 PM   #4
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With your favorite editor create ~/.xsession

nano /home/your_user_name/.xsession

add these lines:

exec icewm-session

save and exit (this will create the file)
logout and login

it should start with IceWM

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