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Just a basic question: My default WM is BlackBox which I can start with "startx", but what if I want to run xfce, KDE, fluxbox, etc? (I did the full ...
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    Slackware 12 window manager commands


    Just a basic question:

    My default WM is BlackBox which I can start with "startx", but what if I want to run xfce, KDE, fluxbox, etc? (I did the full install so they're all there)

    What are the commands to load these alternate window managers? I don't want to run "xwmconfig" everytime to change the default.

    Thanks

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    kdm , is the default kde manager wish comes with Slackware.

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    Ah, I found how you can load any window manager through KDM via options. Thanks aliov

    But now how do you drop KDM and go back to Runlevel 3 without switching to a different terminal. Ctrl + Alt + Backspace just reloads KDM.

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    Your question it's not clear for me , but as i understood you want to prompt to runlevel 3 only so once you start your KDM manually or by setting the default runlevel in /etc/inittab you can always kill the windows manager by killall kdm. tell me if that it's not the answer of your question.


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    init 3 as root

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