Re: changing window managers
David Jardine <email@example.com> writes:
> On Mon, Sep 05, 2005 at 06:56:00PM +0200, Kai Grossjohann wrote:
>> John L Fjellstad <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> > .xsession or .xinitrc
>> > Not sure what the difference between those two files are.
>> .xinitrc is invoked by "xinit". "startx" invokes "xinit".
>> .xsession is read by xdm. (And I think by other foodm programs, too,
>> such as kdm, gdm.)
> With no ?dm installed, with no ~/.initrc file, and with one word
> ("fvwm") in .xsession, things work for me (using startx).
Could you test your theory by renaming ~/.xsession to, say,
~/.HIDDEN.xsession, then starting a new X session?
There are other places than ~/.xinitrc that could have caused fvwm to
be invoked from startx, e.g. /etc/alternatives/x-window-manager.
Oh! There is a file /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc which sources
/etc/X11/Xsession, which in turn sources ~/.xsession. D'oh. Fascinating.