Re: Thanks/Switching X managers
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On Wed, 30 Dec 1998, ktb wrote:
> I placed "exec fvwm2" in both the .xsession and .xsession~ files and
> used chmod again. I did all steps as a regular user while in the /home
First of all, the .xsession~ file is merely an automatic backup made by
your text editor. You can safely delete it; it will never be used by X.
Second, "home directory" does not mean /home. It means /home/username.
Your .xsession file needs to be in /home/kent.
> I rebooted and nothing changed in X. The directions at the Debian site
> said the files should be in the home directory so I moved the three
> files to /home. Rebooted and no change.
> What am I doing wrong? BTW thanks to everyone for helping me get
> Communicator up and running:)
Be sure you have the following line in /etc/X11/config:
Also, when you make a change to X, you don't need to reboot your machine
for it to take effect. It won't harm anything, of course, but it's
quicker to simply restart X. You can do that easily with
PGP public key available at
or by 'finger -l firstname.lastname@example.org'
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