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Old 05-18-2002, 10:37 PM   #1
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Unhappy Xfree86 problems

So I suppose I did a very newbish thing. Feeling apparently way to comfortable with my Red Hat 7.2 skills, I upgraded to XFree86 4.2.0. The install seemed to go fine. But it seemes this was a mistake, I either missed a setting, or totally broke something because no matter what manager (I have KDE and Gnome) I try to boot from it automatically comes up to TWM. Can anyone help me to figure out what I have done wrong? If more info is needed, let me know and I will see what I can do.


Old 05-19-2002, 02:30 AM   #2
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Try to create .xinitrc file in home direcory of one user. Then write startkde or startgnome inside. Close the file, start X.
Old 05-19-2002, 08:55 AM   #3
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Thanks so much, but as a Linux newbie, how exactly would I do that from TWM?
Old 05-19-2002, 10:22 AM   #4
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If your right/left/both click doesn't work and doesn't bring up the menues, hit Alt-Ctrl-F1...6 to open up a virtual terminal, login as your self
touch .xinitrc
vi .xinitrc
If you are familiar with vi then enter
exec command_or_path_to_execute_your_fav_wm
If you are not familiar with vi use a text editor you're most familiar with (not a GUI one though) and enter the above line, if you want some vi experience press i then enter the line press esc then press Shift-Z-Z
Old 05-20-2002, 02:37 AM   #5
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find 'exec twm' in your .xinitrc
change it to 'exec startkde' for kde
change it to 'exec gnome-session' for gnome

good luck


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