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digitaldeity 08-20-2003 04:51 PM

stupid question...Not for newbs though...
 
I reinstalled so I could boot into GNOME...I don't want to reinstall so I can go back to KDE..umm...how do I swich back? And what bout all those other ones I can boot into? How can I boot using those? How do I start up in KDE? :confused:

contrasutra 08-20-2003 05:44 PM

When you type "startx", all it does is execute this file:

/etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc

This file contains different commands that help set up options in X (like font size, config locations), and then executes any commands you place there. If GNOME is starting, then the command to start GNOME is in the file.


There are two options.

1. Just edit that file and remove the "gnome-session" part (this is the command to start GNOME) and add "startkde".

2. Have multiple xinitrc files, and just specifiy at runtime, like:

startx /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc.kde



Also, if you type "xwmconfig", I believe it will set up your xinitrc file with the WindowManager you choose.

zsejk 08-20-2003 10:07 PM

Yup, "xwmconfig" is the way.

:)

-zsejk


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