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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2002 6:36 pm    Post subject: Starting a Window Manager (none in particular) Reply with quote

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Anonymous wrote:
Alright, I think I may understand where you're coming from now. It's just starting up in twm instead of WindowMaker? It seems to me perhaps your .xinitrc is screwed up. It should be very simple. Copy this to BOTH your ~/.xinitrc AND /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc. The /etc one is the default in case you don't have one in your home directory (that way you don't have to ever see twm again). If this doesn't fix it, why don't you just send me the aforementioned files via email @ seb@latestlinux.com

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PATH="$PATH:/usr/bin"

# If you login from xdm, uncomment this to make error messages appear
# in the console window.
# tail -f /root/.xsession-errors > /dev/console &

# I use this to turn off annoying console beeping in X windows (like whenever you hit tab in a bash console or if you ever hit backspace too many times...)
xset b 0

# This is the wm you want...
exec wmaker
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I originally posted in this thread http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=348.
Thought maybe is was too old and not getting much attention.

This is quite different from the default file. Is any of the default file needed?
I've not selected a final window manager yet, but am trying to get fluxbox working.
Will this script work for any manager? Obviously changing the exec wmaker line as needed?

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2002 6:40 pm    Post subject: Just so you know... Reply with quote

This is all I have in my xinitrc (the system wide one - because everyone on my system uses kde anyway).

/usr/kde/3/bin/startkde

Yep - that's it - just one line. You could have other things in there BEFORE this line - but don't put things after.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2002 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great, I'll give it a try. What is the method to have a system default differ from what a user may specify?
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