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Old 08-04-2003, 08:31 AM   #1
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ok, ive rallready searched around for a forum about changing desktop inviorment- but i still dont understand. it wont work. none of the commands work, and /etc/sys something directory isent even there. its kinda anoying that i have to use the slackware cd everytime i want to try.. gnome?`or maybe kde.. anyways. any1 answer?
 
Old 08-04-2003, 08:39 AM   #2
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what I do is start in runlevel 3 (edit the file /etc/inittab)
then I add the 2 lines:

startx gnome
logout

to .profile in the account I am using. thus when I log in X starts with the windowmanager gnome.
 
Old 08-04-2003, 08:40 AM   #3
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Old 08-04-2003, 08:42 AM   #4
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Again, this is a *CLASSIC* question... And my answer is always the same: enter "xwmconfig" as root.

Check the Slackware book for more information:
http://www.slackware.com/book/index....rce=x1637.html

Please remember there is a "search" function on this forum...

If this does not help, please let us know, and post more (and more detailed!) information about your problem...
 
Old 08-04-2003, 08:48 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by utopicdog
what I do is start in runlevel 3 (edit the file /etc/inittab)
then I add the 2 lines:

startx gnome
logout

to .profile in the account I am using. thus when I log in X starts with the windowmanager gnome.
woah... NEVER do that.. that's a really really bad idea.
 
Old 08-04-2003, 09:31 AM   #6
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1. pkgtool will let you run any of the installation setup scripts again.

2. xwmconfig is the part of pkgtool that specifically deals with the window manager.

3. xinitrc in /etc/X11/xinit is a symbolic link to an xinitrc.[window_manager] file, corresponding to the window managers installed on your system. Make xinitrc a link to whatever file you want as your default;

ln -s /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc.kde

munkeh
 
Old 08-04-2003, 09:35 AM   #7
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heh...

Quote:
Originally posted by Noryungi
Again, this is a *CLASSIC* question... And my answer is always the same: enter "xwmconfig" as root.

Check the Slackware book for more information:
http://www.slackware.com/book/index....rce=x1637.html

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If this does not help, please let us know, and post more (and more detailed!) information about your problem...
well, THE COMMAND DOESNT EXIST ON MY SYSTEM!!!
my linux broke or am i just doing it wrong?
 
Old 08-04-2003, 09:42 AM   #8
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and one more question; can i use KDE on root and GNOME on my other user? just, theoretically...
 
Old 08-04-2003, 09:44 AM   #9
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Again, you are not giving us enough information. What is the exact error message given by your system when you enter "xwmconfig"?

Regardless of the error message, the questions below may help:

1. Are you entering this command as "root"?
2. Try entering the whole path to "xwmconfig". To know where it is, enter "which xwmconfig".
3. If your installation is spread over several partitions, make sure you have mounted everything.
4. If 1, 2 and 3 fail, then yes, I am afraid your Slackware installation is broken. Reinstall everything should cure this problem.

Hope this helps!
 
Old 08-04-2003, 09:45 AM   #10
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About your other question: yes, "root" can use KDE, and another user can use something else (Gnome, XFCE, fluxbox or whetever): that's the whole point of xwmconfig.
 
Old 08-04-2003, 09:46 AM   #11
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1: as root, yeah.
2: havent tried it yet.
3: everything's mounted.
4: allright...
 
Old 08-04-2003, 09:49 AM   #12
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you can if you want, but you should *never* use X under root anyway... don't do it... always su as needed
 
Old 08-04-2003, 09:52 AM   #13
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may i ask why?? just curious
 
Old 08-04-2003, 10:37 AM   #14
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anyways... I got it working thanks every1.

Time for a new post with more problems
 
Old 08-04-2003, 10:40 AM   #15
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Please, some other people may be interested in what you have done and how you have done it "to make it work"...

Post more information to help the people who may have the same problem in the future!
 
  


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