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    Lets try this again ...  A Window Manager Q

    Okay... whatever that reply did it was.... well interesting :)

    Anyhow -- I got at work and on one of my boxes at home here a setup I would like. Its a RedHat 7.2 install with all of the goodies. I went and grabbed fluxbox and got that installed. I would liek to make it easy on myself for a various few reasons (not the subject) to have XDM load up at boot (runlevel 5, I know how to get that far) and then have it so the only WM it will run is fluxbox. Where do I begin?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Lets try this again ...  A Window Manager Q


    Okay... whatever that reply did it was.... well interesting
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    Maybe I don't get the complexity of your problem but to me it sounds you just need to put exec name_of_fluxbox_executable in your ~/.xsession file.

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    Re: Lets try this again ... *A Window Manager Q

    Well, I know that the .Xinitrc file is used at runlevel 3 for when the user starts X at the CLI. There I can plop exec BlahBlahBlaH and it will load it. Thats how its going at work. However I just want XDM (not KDM or GDM) to boot up and then the only available WM is Fluxbox.

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    XDM, as in the GUI X login?

    If I understand correctly, and RH deals with it the same way as Mandrake then:

    /etc/X11/wmsession.d/

    remove all the files save the one you want to start.

    I did a PET on adding an option to Mandrakes X-Login, that might help, on the other hand I might have the wrong end of the stick.

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    Re: Lets try this again ... *A Window Manager Q

    Thanks, Ill give that a shot then in a few hours here at work. I can try it here, so if it screws up, I could care less

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    i wondered what happed to that tread....
    anywho - redhat edit /etc/X11/prefdm to switch display managers or install your own and edit /etc/inittab, i like loginapp.

    for the default window managerstarted by a XDM session listed in prefdm find the /etc/Xclients files for default values. you can also easily make it such that fvwm (or fluxbox) is the only window manager listed, of course the user can still choose by editing $HOME/.Xclients-default

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    Re: Lets try this again ...  A Window Manager Q

    Sweet! Thanks. That did the job. I had to do it wayy back when I first starteddoing linux on slack 2.x I just couldnt remember how anymore :(

    Well, thanks again!

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    Did you need to do what pbharris said? I though I was using xdm, but I have no /etc/Xclients *:-/


    never mind, just seen other thread

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    Re: Lets try this again ... *A Window Manager Q

    actually yeah. Those were the proper files to bastardize :)

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