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Re: [opensuse] Fwd: How do I config "startx" to give me a desktop?
- From: dwgallien <dwgallien@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2010 11:20:56 -0400
- Message-id: <201008191120.56905.dwgallien@xxxxxxxxx>
On 2010-08-19 15:35, zGreenfelder wrote:The script starts the server and then tries to call a window manager. It will
What should I write to get, say, gnome?
I have tried "startx gnome" and I got kde4, again.
I think your simplest course of action might be to change your default
runlevel to 5 (can't think of the tools that would do that right now,
I'd edit /etc/inittab and change the line like
No, that is not my question. I know how to get gnome (or any other) in
runlevel 5, have done so for
I'm asking about how to start gnome directly and by default from runlevel 3
by using the "startx"
execute .xinitrc if that is found, in that file there would be included a
statement like "exec twm" (this is the example in the man page). However,
install this is not set up on a vanilla install. So when not using xinitrc,
the script uses a env variable, $WINDOWMANAGER, which is set at logon, it is
taken from /etc/sysconfig/windowmanager DEFAULT-WM. The value is the name of
the program which actually starts up the DE or WM, so e.g., for KDE it is the
literal "startkde". But note that what is passed to startx is the fully
qualified file name, i.e., /usr/bin/startkde. If there is not a valid
variable, startx will also look in /usr/X11R6/bin to find the startup program
Try this . . . boot into runlevel 3 and logon. Immediately do echo
$WINDOWMANAGER. When you do startx, that is what is being executed. The
variable can overriden, too. I found that "startx startkde" failed while
"startx /usr/bin/startkde" worked; "startx twm" failed but "startx
/usr/bin/twm" worked, etc. If changing the literal in sysconfig doesn't
translate into a windowmanager variable which works, try "startx <fully
qualified name>". Unfortunately since I don't have gnome, I can't provide it's
startup program name.
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