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Old 05-02-2003, 10:25 AM   #1
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Question Gnome2 and WindowMaker???

Firstly, i apologise if this is the incorrect forum for this question, it seemed correct to me but i could be wrong. Second, can it really be tru that i cannot run WindowMaker as my window manager?? i compiled it fine, but i cannot find ANYWHERE to actually get WM to run at all ... does anyone know if there is somewhere that i can specify WM. Any help on this, or an informed "it can't be done man!", would be greatly appreciated!
Old 05-02-2003, 10:32 AM   #2
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I know how if you use a console login and startx.

Put this in your .bashrc file. When you login next, the command wm will use WindowMaker for your gui.

# for launching window manager/desktop environments from console login
alias a='echo DESKTOP=AfterStep > ~/.desktop;startx'
alias ice='echo DESKTOP=icewm > ~/.desktop;startx'
alias kde='echo DESKTOP=KDE3 > ~/.desktop;startx'
alias wm='echo DESKTOP=WindowMaker > ~/.desktop;startx'
alias sf='echo DESKTOP=Sawfish > ~/.desktop;startx'
alias g='echo DESKTOP=Gnome > ~/.desktop;startx'
alias xfce='echo DESKTOP=XFce > ~/.desktop;startx'
alias bb='echo DESKTOP=BlackBox > ~/.desktop;startx'
alias fb='echo DESKTOP=FluxBox > ~/.desktop;startx'
alias e='echo DESKTOP=Enlightenment > ~/.desktop;startx'
Old 05-02-2003, 10:58 AM   #3
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you could always just edit .xinitrc (or what the case may be) and change the default line at the bottom to

exec /usr/lib/wmaker $Noblahblah

just change the directory to match your wmaker executable.

(Unsure of where it is?, su to root, find / -iname wmaker)


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