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Thread: Gnome to XFCE

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    Default Gnome to XFCE

    My pc is rather old (AMD Durom 800Mhz with about 300Mb of ram) so I want to try something slightly more slimline for my needs.

    I believe XFCE might meet my needs (am i right)

    If so shick package(s) do I need to swap to this environment and how will it affect my wireless connection?

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    Default Re: Gnome to XFCE

    Ok I've got it installed and done this

    > The file
    > /etc/sysconfig/windowmanager
    > has
    > DEFAULT_WM="GNOME"
    > I guess in your case it will be fvwm
    > Change that to
    > DEFAULT_WM="xfce"
    > and it should work.

    But after a reboot it still loos the same. Is this right?

    I expected the whole environment to change!

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    Default Re: Gnome to XFCE

    Change it with startxfce4
    People who do not break things first will never learn to create anything

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    Default Re: Gnome to XFCE

    sorry for being dense but could you be a bit clearer.

    Do I put this in the Terminal? or in the windowsmanager screen?

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    Default Re: Gnome to XFCE

    tried both and neither worked.

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    Default Re: Gnome to XFCE

    Ok, we will just use Yast2 to change your default WM

    Fire up yast2 and go into:
    System-/etc/sysconfig editor-desktop-window manager-default w_m
    and choose startxfce4 as your default. If it is not in the list just type startxfce4 in the slot and click ok.
    People who do not break things first will never learn to create anything

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    Default Re: Gnome to XFCE

    This is exactly what I have already tried. Didn't work as far as I can tell

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    Default Re: Gnome to XFCE

    What is your default Displaymanager?
    Can you please elaborate more on how you setup your machine?
    It will be helpful if the information is a bit detailed.
    People who do not break things first will never learn to create anything

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    Default Re: Gnome to XFCE

    installed a few days ago and choose gnome.

    In a previous thread it was mentioned to me that xfce would be better for my old pc.

    In install manager I choose what I think is the xfce envirnement and installed xfce4-desktop

    Also I have installed
    -branding-opensuse
    -panle
    -session
    libxfce4mcs
    libxfce4util
    libxfcegui4
    thunar
    xorg-x11-libxfiules

    (these are what show if I search xfce)

    I changed the default in WM from Gnome to xfce then to startxfce4

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    Default Re: Gnome to XFCE

    Do you mean gnome is installed side by side with xfce?
    What is the displaymanager that you are using is it gdm, kdm or xdm.
    What does your login screen look like?
    Are you using a password less login?
    If you take a look at your login screen do you see any options down the monitor's screen?
    People who do not break things first will never learn to create anything

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