How do i start a clean X? How do i change the default Login Manager?

Mikkel L. Ellertson mikkel at
Mon Nov 19 00:47:56 UTC 2007

Mark wrote:
>>> Oke. X with a xterm is perfect.
>>> What i want to test is start firefox in:
>>> X11
>>> KDE
>>> Gnome
>>> and Openbox
>> Install switchdesk - it will let you change your window manager/desktop.
> i rather just know the command line way instead of installing a app for it.
> And thanx for your other solutions.
switchdesk - graphical and text mode interface for choosing desktop

It is an easy way to do it. But it only affects the user that runs
it. You can edit /etc/sysconfig/desktop to change the default.

It is also possible, if you are in run level 3, to pick the
desktop/window manager by the way you start X. You may have file
like startkde and startfluxbox that start specific window managers.
You may also want to read the startx man page. (Not an easy man page
to understand.

I forgot to mention that you can also pick the desktop/windows
manager you want for the current secession on the login screen.
Check out the options button.


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