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Re: How can I make startx start Gnome, instead of KDE?

On Wed, Mar 03, 2004 at 05:34:20PM -0600, Kent West wrote:
> stan wrote:
> >I'm fighting a rather strange problem that I trigered when I built a new
> >kernel. I've got a amchien that I was running gdm on, and loging in
> >through that I got a Gnome session. Now GDM crashes. But strangley enough 
> >startx does not (scratches head). IBut start starts a KDE session.
> >
> > 
> >
> Is it GDM that's crashing, or the wm you're starting when you log into 
> GDM? (IOW, it's it crashing before or after you log in?)
> >How can I make startx start a Gnome session?
> >
> > 
> >
> Create the file .xinitrc in your home directory (notice the dot); in 
> that file put the single line of the wm or de you want to start; here's 
> what mine looks like:
Thanks, that worked like a charm Now I get my expected Gnome session.

Now if I cna just figure out wjat's causing X started by gdm to crash, as oposed 
to whne it's started by startx.

Geuss I better start trackng through the gdm startup scripts. Perhaps it
calls X with some arguments taht startx dose not ?
"They that would give up essential liberty for temporary safety deserve
neither liberty nor safety."
						-- Benjamin Franklin

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