Thanks for the quick responce. I really think that Linux is not only the best
OS because of it's speed and stability, which it beats all others at hands
down, but also because of the huge human network of support for it. I mean, how
many people do you know that would be so nice about a snooze95 question? None,
> did spake thusly:
> >The sitch is that I have recently installed Slackware, the newest
> >version, with all the suggested packs. Now, when I start startx
> >(XFree86), I get the default windows manager. How do I change this? I
> >can't seem to find any of the config files mentioned in any of the docs
> >for X windows or kde, so any help would be MOST appreciated. I am
> >totally stumped.
> add the line:
> to your .xinitrc which lives in your home directory. Create it if
Ok, I still am a little curiouse. What other things should I put into the file?
I mean, are there any other configuration options that are on by default, that
inculding this file would turn off? Also, should I use the full path of KDE? I
don't have /opt/kde/bin in my path, I figure if I did have it, then I would not
need it, so how do I add it?
> >Also, how do you switch vid modes in XF86?
> You can switch resolution while X is running by hitting <ctrl> <alt> <+>
> or <ctrl> <alt> <-> (The plus and minus on the numeric keypad). Colour
> depth can not be changed on the fly, as far as I know, the best way to
> change that is to edit your XF86Config, which is in the /etc directory
> under slackware. Find the Screen section, and change the number on the line
> "DefaultColorDepth" to the number of bpp you desire.
Cool, thanks. I was quickly running out of space on 640x480. Very cool.
> - Thandor, of Donuts Inc:
> Through emulation of Homer Simpson we shall attain perfection.
Hahahahaha! I love it! Where can I sign up? Also, have you read a (non) book
called the Principia Discordia? I mean, you do use Slackware, I figured you
might. If not, look on my web page.
> Linux: Everybody's talking about the GNU kid in town. :)
Also a very cool quote. Mind if I incude it in my tag line? I would like to
tell as many people as possible about Linux.
When I get to the bottom I go back to the top
of the slide where I stop and I turn and I go
for a ride, then I get to the bottom and I see
you again! Helter Skelter!
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