On 2010/10/04 06:24 (GMT+0200) Andrea Florio composed:
Felix Miata composed:
> I have a slow old PIII-1000 w/ 384M RAM, and KDE
was just getting too slow
> and broken to suffer through. So, I used zypper rm to eradicate all *kd*,
> then 'zypper in patterns-openSUSE-lxde', then startx. That gave a black
> screen and mouse pointer. I thought I had failed to get any WM, but after a
> while I tried a right click, and discovered I was in openbox. I quit and went
> to look in /etc/sysconfig displaymanager, and found DISPLAYMANAGER="kdm".
> preceding list of possibles has nothing resembling lxde. What should I use? I
> tried lxde and lxdm there, but neither changed anything I could tell. How do
> I get startx to open LXDE? startlxde|startlxde --help|startxde :0|startlxde
> -- :0 all return nothing.
> Ncurses yast doesn't seem to have a way to
configure the display manager.
> There's a Desktop choice in /etc/sysconfig Editor, but I can't figure out
> way to make it do anything.
> Is lxdm supposed to look different from xdm? Init
5 gives xdm even though
> the pattern installed lxdm.
you have to use the following:
to use lxdm instead of xdm:
That's what I tried before starting the thread. Apparently simply changing
the file isn't enough, and whatever it was was handled by the shutdown to
wait on a thread response, then booting to try again.
to run lxde:
This is what I missed. Because I normally only use KDE, I often forget WM &
DM are different things. Yet, because they are similar, seems like defining
DISPLAYMANAGER & DEFAULT_WM ought to be handled by one single file in
/etc/sysconfig, maybe xmanagers or similar instead of separate displaymanager
and windowmanager. Anyone else think so?
"The wise are known for their understanding, and pleasant
words are persuasive." Proverbs 16:21 (New Living Translation)
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