default window manager

default window manager

Post by Michael Butle » Fri, 19 Sep 1997 04:00:00



A quick question for you guys. My redhat box defaults to fvwm as its
window manager in X. I see a directory called openwindows which is, I
suspect, another window manager. I'd like to try this out. How do I get
startx to launch openwindows as opposed to fvwm?

thanks
mike butler

 
 
 

default window manager

Post by Thomas Fairle » Sun, 21 Sep 1997 04:00:00


I think you should be in comp.os.linux.x or comp.windows.x*
The answer is:
look in /usr/X11/lib/X11/xinit/xinitrc or (do locate xinit)
You will find the command exec fvwm, change that to one of the
openwindows windowmanagers:

 
 
 

default window manager

Post by Mark Godfre » Mon, 22 Sep 1997 04:00:00



> I think you should be in comp.os.linux.x or comp.windows.x*
> The answer is:
> look in /usr/X11/lib/X11/xinit/xinitrc or (do locate xinit)
> You will find the command exec fvwm, change that to one of the
> openwindows windowmanagers:

    Try ~/.Xclients

    Mine is set to

        #!/bin/bash
        if [ ! -z $(type -path fvwm95-2) ]; then
                exec fvwm95-2
        else
                echo "can't find fvwm95... trying twm"
                exec twm
        fi

Mark.

 
 
 

1. Default Windows Manager

I have recently installed RH6.1.  I have been playing around with
different windows managers using the GNOME control center tool.  I seem
to have managed to change my default to FVWM2, and no matter what I do
with the tool can't get it back to something easier to configure.  I
remember seeing an earlier post on this, but can't find it right now.
If my memory is correct, it mentioned a file somewhere listing available
windows managers that RH uses when a user logs in.  From what it said,
the top entry in this file is the default manager.  Where is the file
located, and what is it called?  If I can find that I will give up on
the GUI widget and just manually do it.

I also have somewhat of a newbie question.  All of my previous UNIX
experience is with Solaris 2.4 & 2.7, and I have only been a user, not
an administrator.  So my accounts always had all sorts of nice files in
them that could be modified to do good things upon loging in (like
.cshrc, .login, .xinitrc, etc...).  I don't see any of these in my home
directory.  All I see is .bashrc.  But I have switched shells from bash
to tcsh.  So my question is, should I have those files in my home
directory, and if so are they things that I have to custom create
myself?   Currently I am just trying to permanently add things to my
path, but I can forsee other uses in the future.

Thanks
Chad

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