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chocloman 09-29-2005 02:18 PM

xwmconfig doesn't detect gnome
Hello, I installed slackware 10.2 yesterday with no problems, as usual I decided to use xfce as the default window manager. Today I decided to install Freerock Gnome using this method:
lynx --source | sh
(freerock gnome current I think)
And at the end of the process it said that everything was OK.
The problem is that when I try to set gnome as the default window manager using xwmconfig, it doesn't show gnome (xfce4, wmaker, etc, etc are depicted).
Do you think I woul try to configure it manually ??, maybe it happens because Pat left gnome from the current slackware version...
Thanks in advance

Murdock1979 09-29-2005 02:42 PM


Did you make sure the configuration files are set up in /etc/X11 ?


chocloman 09-29-2005 02:56 PM

well , I think you mean /etc/X11/xinit
I've got this in that directory:

Is that ok?

Murdock1979 09-29-2005 05:52 PM

Those are the startup files for X window managers. If xinit.gnome is not listed, it seems that the installation was not performed correctly.

Did you set the installation directories when you compiled the gnome?


ringwraith 09-29-2005 06:37 PM

in your home directory you can manually edit .xinitrc and put the line "exec gnome-session". When you do startx you should be good to go.

chocloman 09-29-2005 06:47 PM

Yeah, you are right, it's pretty suspicious that xwmconfig issue , I 'm going to reinstall all the stuff , maybe one archive was corrupt or something like that, anyway I love slackware and Gnome so if there is no other way to enjoy both.......let's do it now!!!

Thanks anyway.

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