LinuxQuestions.org
Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Password
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 12-15-2003, 10:36 PM   #1
wh31
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2003
Posts: 15

Rep: Reputation: 0
How do I change from Fluxbox to Gnome?


I liked fluxbox, but I found VMWare kept positioning itself partially off my screen, so I tried KDE and GNOME. I tested these by logging in as root and running kdm and gdm from the command line. Both handled VMWare's windows properly, except KDE messed up my sound in all my apps (including VMWare). So I decided to use GNOME.

I changed my normal user's .xinitrc from "exec fluxbox" to "exec gdm", but now it complains that "only root wants to run gdm". Same problem with kdm. How do I make it so that when I run "startx" as a normal user, I get the gdm screen? (or better yet, just go straight in to GNOME)

I didn't want to run DropLine just yet, just the regular GNOME.

thx
 
Old 12-15-2003, 10:58 PM   #2
burnpile
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2003
Location: Almost Heaven, West Virginia
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 327

Rep: Reputation: 30
as root run the xwmsetup command. It sets the default X gui for the system.
in the user's home directory rename the .xinitrc file
 
Old 12-15-2003, 11:12 PM   #3
wh31
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2003
Posts: 15

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
I can't find xwmsetup...

Not even on Google

I also tried 'whereis xwmsetup' and 'locate xwmsetup'.


Is that a mispelling?
 
Old 12-15-2003, 11:31 PM   #4
itsjustme
Senior Member
 
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: Earth
Distribution: Slackware, Ubuntu, Smoothwall
Posts: 1,571

Rep: Reputation: 47
Try xwmconfig.
 
Old 12-16-2003, 12:24 AM   #5
Chu
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: Australia
Distribution: Slackware 9.1
Posts: 166

Rep: Reputation: 30
I'm lazy when I wanted to change my WM I just set it to graphical login ;p
 
Old 12-16-2003, 12:32 AM   #6
burnpile
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2003
Location: Almost Heaven, West Virginia
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 327

Rep: Reputation: 30
oops. sorry bout that. been a long day and got the flu on top of it. Thanks for correcting it itsjustme
 
Old 12-16-2003, 12:38 AM   #7
wh31
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2003
Posts: 15

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
xwmconfig did the trick!

I ran it from /usr/X11R6/bin/xwnconfig

It did not set it globally, so I just ran it as root then ran it again as my normal account.

Thanks!

 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
In Ubuntu, change from Gnome to Fluxbox pppaaarrrkkk Linux - Newbie 6 09-02-2005 06:49 AM
How to change from Gnome desktop to Fluxbox desktop? davidas Debian 2 04-26-2004 09:46 PM
How to change to Gnome of fluxbox b0rcked Linux - General 1 04-06-2004 04:15 PM
Cannot Change GNOME Menu Items to add/change Item for Mozilla 1.2 After Upgrade metoome General 0 03-27-2004 12:19 AM
How to change from gnome to fluxbox ? b_vasu Linux - Newbie 5 08-28-2003 01:13 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:21 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration