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Re: Lenny. How to start X from console with a chosen DM?

On 2/27/09, Ji ZhengYu <zhengyuji@> wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 9:39 AM, Mark Goldshtein
> <mark.goldshtein@> wrote:
>> Debian 5 Stable.
>> System installed from KDE CD ISO. Graphic logon screen is stopped by
>> # sysv-rc-conf kdm off
>> So the system initially boot into plain text console. WindowMaker
>> display manager was added. Now I am trying to start X session with
>> WindowMaker
>> $ exec startx WndowMaker
>> X doesn't start at all. If I say:
>> $ exec startx
>> Then KDE X session successfully started.
>> Would you please to explain, how to start X session with WindowMaker
>> DM in Debian?
> Maybe this can help you,
> First, please create a file `~/.xinitrc' with vim, or any editors you like
> Then, add this line into the file
>      exec WindowMaker
> At last, exit and run `startx'
> I can start my fvwm with this method. Change WindowMaker to fvwm, and you
> can
> start it.
> Note: I've uninstalled all session manager, include XDM/GDM/KDM and so on.

Actually, the task is not to start WindowMaker instead of KDE. I need
them both and seek for ability to choose one at the moment of X
session started. According to your method, will I have a chance to
start X session with KDE?

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