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Old 04-19-2004, 10:02 PM   #1
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Can't configure stuff right for anything but root. And an easy X question

I'm using delilinux 0.5 which is basically slackware 7.1 minus most of the packages...anyways I can get it configed and tweaked pretty good but for somereason most of the stuff only applies to the root account. For instance the default window manager was twm (gagH!) so i ran xwmconfig and switched it to icewm (as root). I logged in on my normal user account and still its twm. I tried to run xwmconfig on my normal user account but i had to use su to execute it and it still only applied to root...i keep screwing up my system logged in as root i need to protect myself from me lol. Any ideas?

Also when i run xf86config i set the only resolution for 16 bit color to be 800 x 600 (or vice versa i can never remmeber which number is first) and i know my monitor and vid card can support it as i've done it in windows 98 before (ick). But when I boot with

startx -- -bpp 16

it won't run unless i enable a lower resolution???any more ideas? lol thanks in advance
Old 04-19-2004, 10:20 PM   #2
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not sure why xwmconfig would not run for user. did it refuse to run or is it possibly not in user's path (/sbin). anyway, change it the old fashioned way. edit .xinitrc and put in
exec icewm or whatever the start command is for icewm .

not sure about the xfconfig problem.
Old 04-22-2004, 06:26 PM   #3
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Alright...lots to say here lol

I believe xwmconfig is not in the sbin should it be in /sbin or /usr/username/sbin ? or where? just copying it there should work? And where it the .xinitrc file located? and is there a seperate file for all users...

and one last question. Since i had been running as root all the time to use an actual window manager rather than twm i screwed up my system and have reinstalled but now when i run

startx -- -bpp 16

it just spits out a list of other commands i can use w/ startx....any ideas on that??


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