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Re: changing window managers

On 9/4/2005 7:10:07 PM, Larry Fletcher wrote:
>I have been using icewm for about 5 years, but I have been
>having problems since I upgraded to sarge.  So I decided
>to try another window manager, but I can't figure out how
>to get xwindows to use the new window manager.  I have
>searched google and debian user, tried 'update-alternatives
>--config x-window-manager', editing symlinks, looking
>though all of the config files in /etc/X11 and I just
>can't figure out what is loading the window manager.
>I seems like I remember that years ago all you had to do
>put the name of window manager at the top of some file,
>but I can't find anything like that.
>Can someone please help me?
>   Larry
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I don't know if its the debian way or not... But I usually just write an
xinitrc in the users home directory which exec's the window manager that I
want to run.  Like

exec wmaker

If you are using GDM and not startx, I am not so sure. I don't use GDM or
cousins at all.

Michael Perry | Do or do not. There is no try --Master Yoda
mperry@lnxpowered.org | http://www.lnxpowered.org

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