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Old 01-03-2005, 11:34 PM   #1
Kelean
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Afterstep install help


HI I have downloaded Afterstep 2.00.01.tarbz2 and i followed the install file and when i try to start it Kde starts instead I dont understand, please help!!!
 
Old 01-04-2005, 01:37 AM   #2
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You need to run
Code:
xwmconfig
to change your window manager.
 
Old 01-04-2005, 10:37 AM   #3
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In .xinitrc make sure that the line reads something like:
exec /usr/bin/afterstep

#or whatever is the path to the afterstep binary

You could also do it for any other Window manager or desktop environment that you would like to have as default whenever you run
Code:
startx
, if you do that, remember to comment or uncomment the line of the WM you would like to have as default

For Example:
Rember that I'm not using real paths, I don't remember the exact path to the binaries, so just assume that you need to change the path fopr the real one, however the binary name is correct


#To have kde as default
exec /usr/bin/starkde
#For gnome
#exec /usr/bin/gnomesession
#For aftersteo
#exec /usr/bin/afterstep

Last edited by blood_omen; 01-04-2005 at 10:43 AM.
 
Old 01-04-2005, 12:33 PM   #4
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Good posts!
Here is another option for you:
While on initial console before running X server, you're still logged in as root.
.....Welcome! login:
#root
<PW>
root@slackware$gdm
Type gdm or kdm or xdm to launch desktop manager of your liking.
When desktop manager is up, choose your favorite session by clicking either on link or button SESSION
 
Old 01-04-2005, 12:43 PM   #5
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or...go to your home-dir and type :

#rm .xinitrc
#ln -s /etc/X11/xint/xinitrc.<your choice> .xinitrc

( your choice---->look in /etc/X11/xinit for options )

egag
 
Old 01-04-2005, 01:00 PM   #6
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Good Evening, egag! Howdy?
 
Old 01-04-2005, 02:38 PM   #7
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still Slackin'.....

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