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Old 11-17-2004, 03:05 PM   #1
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how do i change W/M's in X.org??? [RESOLVED]


on my quest 2 figure out how to change window managers using X.org(i'm used to XFree), i eventually came across the /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc shell script, that being the only Xorg specific file
with the words kde in it, i decided to rename it, then rename the xinitrc.gnome script to just xinitrc....kill X......... startx...........now i've got kde & gnome running @ the same time!!!!!

any1 know where the proper config is(i've tried xorg.conf)?

cheers!

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Old 11-17-2004, 03:08 PM   #2
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/etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc is just a symlink to the xinitrc script for a window manager (xinitrc.gnome or xinitrc.kde or xinitrc.blackbox, etc).

use ~/.xinitrc instead. it overrides /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc.
 
Old 11-17-2004, 04:21 PM   #3
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thanks!! i replaced /root/xinitrc with a copy of the gnome script and it worked fine, but when i moved the kde script back gnome starts up without the task bar so now the only way to open anything is w/ a terminal
 
Old 11-17-2004, 04:27 PM   #4
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fixed it!!
thanks again!!!!
 
  


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