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Re: Stupid newbie questions.

> 2.  What does debian use to tell it what window manager is default?  I
> want window maker to be default.

pod:/etc/alternatives# ls -l x-window-manager
lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root           21 Sep  7 15:09 x-window-manager
-> /usr/X11R6/bin/wmaker

Make /etc/alternatives/x-window-manager a symlink to your desired manager
as shown above.

> 3.  When I pull up an xterm as a regular use and su to root I can't
> execute X programs as root, I always get a 'can't open display' error, I
> know I've seen this in the past, but I can't remember how I fixed it.

man xauth

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