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I want ot change from IceWM to Kde. I tried switchdesk kde. I just got "switchdesk command not found. Could any one please explain how to do this in Slackware....
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- 03-22-2005 #1
Could any one please explain how to do this in Slackware.
- 03-22-2005 #2
xwmconfig if you're starting with startx.I\'m so tired .....
- 03-22-2005 #3
- 03-22-2005 #4
Kde returned command not found.
Startkde returned "cannot connect to xserver" and it was repeated continuouly.
xwmconfig worked perfectly.''
Thanks for your help.
- 03-23-2005 #5
Budman you should have a file in your home directory called .xinitrc
in it putCode:
exec startkdeSome people have told me they don't think a fat penguin really embodies the grace of Linux, which just tells me they have never seen a angry penguin charging at them in excess of 100mph. They'd be a lot more careful about what they say if they had.
-- Linus Torvalds
- 03-23-2005 #6
Will that allow me to start kde automatically, or will I still have to "startx".
In order to start kde automatically, don't I have to change something to init 5 as a default.
- 03-23-2005 #7
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if you are in slackware, the default runlevel is 3 and i think what you are asking for is for it to be 4 instead (which gives you a graphical login rather than a textual one) to do this, edit your /etc/inittab file and change this line:
and change the "3" to a "4".
it's possible you're asking something else entirely so if this isn't what you want, sorry in advance.
- 03-24-2005 #8
you are right, in Slackware it is runlevel 4. The others I have dealt with, it is runlevel 5, for the graphical desktop. Thank you..
- 03-24-2005 #9
Budman - I start mine in runlevel 3. I do this because if my monitor fails or if I change it I can configure xorg.conf before I start x on my new monitor. I had a friend bring his linux box over one day and he has it start at runlevel5 and it wouldn't work with my monitor. I had to ssh into the box and change xorg then it worked. It was kind of a pain in the but so I just start all mine in text mode.
MikeSome people have told me they don't think a fat penguin really embodies the grace of Linux, which just tells me they have never seen a angry penguin charging at them in excess of 100mph. They'd be a lot more careful about what they say if they had.
-- Linus Torvalds
- 03-26-2005 #10
I decided to switch back to runlevel 3. I missed those really cool quotes that you get when you log in to CLI