As root edit the /etc/inittab file and set the default to boot into the
command prompt. Yours probably looks like id:5:initdefault, change the 5
to a 3 and exit out of 'X' and you should be at the login prompt, you
may have to reboot but probably not necessary. Anyway log in a root and
type usekde at the command line. This will place a file called
.Xclients in the /root directory and will now use kde as a wm. If you
ever want to use another wm as root you will have to re/move that file
from the /root directory.
> Could someone please help me out here. I installed KDE under Red Hat
> 5.2. I am using LILO and am automatically sent to the XWindows loging
> prompt at each bootup.
> When I log in as a standard user, KDE starts up fine, however, when I
> log in as root, it starts up AfterStep and I cannot get KDE to work.
> Is there a way of changing a configuration file or something to make
> KDE work under root as well.
> Also, is it possible to make KWM my standard window manager? When I
> try to run KWM, it tells me that there is another window manager
> already running. How do I get around this?
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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