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Old 10-25-2005, 01:44 AM   #1
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How do I switch the desktop shell in 10.2?


Hi,
How do I switch the desktop shell in 10.2?
I want to switch it from kde to another shell.
Any help will be good.
 
Old 10-25-2005, 01:51 AM   #2
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Hi

Run "xwmconfig" and you'll be prompted to choose from all different DE and WM properly installed on your system.
 
Old 10-25-2005, 01:57 AM   #3
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Hi,
Thank you very much.
It worked.
 
Old 10-25-2005, 07:45 AM   #4
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For the record, xwmconfig deals with the /etc/X11/xinitrc symlink and ~/.xinitrc - you can change your window manager manually by working with these symlinks.
 
Old 10-25-2005, 08:25 AM   #5
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For the record, xwmconfig deals with the /etc/X11/xinitrc symlink and ~/.xinitrc - you can change your window manager manually by working with these symlinks.
Does this mean that if I install another WM, I can add it to the .xinitrc and make use of it? A while back I added a WM and couldn't figure it out. Didn't have much time to put into it at that time.

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Old 10-25-2005, 12:27 PM   #6
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Does this mean that if I install another WM, I can add it to the .xinitrc and make use of it? A while back I added a WM and couldn't figure it out. Didn't have much time to put into it at that time.

Thanks.
F_M
Yep. When you start X, it calls ~/.xinitrc (if it exists) or /etc/X11/xinitrc/xinitrc and executes that script, expecting that it will load a window manager. In Slackware, there are several scripts in that directory - xinitrc.kde, xinitrc.fluxbox, etc. 'xinitrc' is a symlink to the currently-selected systemwide default window manager.

All of the default window managers in Slackware should already have this preconfigured for you and you will just need to change which xinitrc.xxxx script the symlink points to.
 
  


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