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Re: Another upgrade glitch

On Tue, 19 Sep 2000 nveber@primusolutions.net wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 19, 2000 at 05:46:04AM -0400, Dale Scheetz wrote:
> > I just discovered another glitch in my recent Ultra upgrade. I recompiled
> > the kernel to set up a gateway, and when I rebooted my old X configuration
> > went away. Instead of wmaker as my window manager, I now have fvwm
> > instead. I was asked no questions about this during the upgrade, and can't
> > quite figure out what happened.
> > 
> > /etc/X11/window-managers says:
> > 
> > /usr/bin/X11/wmaker
> > /usr/bin/X11/fvm95
> > /usr/bin/X11/icewm
> > /usr/bin/X11/afterstep
> > 
> > wmaker _is_ installed, but instead of my pretty desktop I get the funky
> > virtual desktop of fvwm, after a complaint that there is no init file.
> > 
> > Anybody know what happened? More to the point, how do I fix this to get
> > back my desired desktop?
> I noticed that we now have an /etc/alternatives/x-window-manager
> That might be pointing to the wrong location on your system..

Definitely. It points to fvwm2 which isn't even a chosen window manager.

Since when does a package get to decide to be my default window manager?

This really sucks.

I guess if I change the links to the wmaker window manager that future
update-alternatives will leave it alone?


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