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Old 05-01-2004, 05:09 AM   #1
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switching window managers

Hello all. I'm a linux newb (using for 4 months). I just switched over from RH to Slackware 9.1, and I wanted to play around with fluxbox. I was wondering if there was a Slack version of the RH switchdesk command. If not, how do I get fluxbox up and running? Thanks in advance for any info...
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I don't know of any switchdesk command in Slackware but you can do it this way:
- change run level in /etc/inittab to 4 (graphical)
and you will have gnome login manager where you can choose your window manager.
If that doesn't work, change login manager in /etc/rc.d/rc.4 to KDE login manager (copy the KDE lines before GNOME) and that should work for 100% - you will have the option to choose the window manager.
Of course fluxbox has to be installed first
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Old 05-01-2004, 06:07 AM   #4
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Thanks bolt, got it up and running.
Old 05-02-2004, 01:51 PM   #5
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Originally posted by elp
200% agree.


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