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    ives_13mg NNTP User

    Default How to change window manager to Kwin3 from console?

    Hi, i'm new in openSUSE. I changed my window manager to Kwin (KDE4) in Session Management. This crashed my desktop. When I log in my lcd only shows a blank screen... I need to change the window manager to Kwin (KDE3) but from console!!! How can I do?

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    Default Re: How to change window manager to Kwin3 from console?

    Try changing to a terminal (Ctrl + Alt + F1), login with your user, and edit the file ~/.dmrc. I don't know the valid options for Session but kde3 would be a good bet ... or default (try a name from /usr/share/xsessions/ without the .desktop).

    One important thing is to ensure that the file is not public ("chmod 600 ~./dmrc" will do as 600 means "only readable and writable to you").

    Source: Evil Home Stereo kdm

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    ives_13mg NNTP User

    Default Re: How to change window manager to Kwin3 from console?

    Quote Originally Posted by m4ktub View Post
    Try changing to a terminal (Ctrl + Alt + F1), login with your user, and edit the file ~/.dmrc. I don't know the valid options for Session but kde3 would be a good bet ... or default (try a name from /usr/share/xsessions/ without the .desktop).

    One important thing is to ensure that the file is not public ("chmod 600 ~./dmrc" will do as 600 means "only readable and writable to you").

    Source: Evil Home Stereo kdm
    Thanks for reply. But you didn't understand. I need to switch between windows managers, like Kwin (KDE3), Kwin (KDE4) and Compiz... The Kwin (KDE4) crashed my system, so I need Kwin (KD3) or Compiz. How can I do this?

    Thanks...

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    Default Re: How to change window manager to Kwin3 from console?

    On Tue, 2008-07-22 at 23:36 +0000, ives 13mg wrote:
    > m4ktub;1843804 Wrote:
    > > Try changing to a terminal (Ctrl + Alt + F1), login with your user, and
    > > edit the file ~/.dmrc. I don't know the valid options for Session but
    > > kde3 would be a good bet ... or default (try a name from
    > > /usr/share/xsessions/ without the .desktop).
    > >
    > > *One important thing* is to ensure that the file is not public ("chmod
    > > 600 ~./dmrc" will do as 600 means "only readable and writable to
    > > you").
    > >
    > > Source: 'Evil Home Stereo » kdm'
    > > (http://evilhomestereo.net/wp/tag/kdm/)

    >
    > Thanks for reply. But you didn't understand. I need to switch between
    > windows managers, like Kwin (KDE3), Kwin (KDE4) and Compiz... The Kwin
    > (KDE4) crashed my system, so I need Kwin (KD3) or Compiz. How can I do
    > this?
    >
    > Thanks...
    >
    >


    I imagine... change the entry in /etc/sysconfig/displaymanager,
    run SuSEconfig and restart X.... at least something like that would
    work in 10.x.

    Compiz adds some complexity to this... especially if you need to
    disable Composite on your card... that usually requires an edit
    to your Xorg.conf file.




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    ives_13mg NNTP User

    Default Re: How to change window manager to Kwin3 from console?

    Quote Originally Posted by cjcox View Post
    On Tue, 2008-07-22 at 23:36 +0000, ives 13mg wrote:
    > m4ktub;1843804 Wrote:
    > > Try changing to a terminal (Ctrl + Alt + F1), login with your user, and
    > > edit the file ~/.dmrc. I don't know the valid options for Session but
    > > kde3 would be a good bet ... or default (try a name from
    > > /usr/share/xsessions/ without the .desktop).
    > >
    > > *One important thing* is to ensure that the file is not public ("chmod
    > > 600 ~./dmrc" will do as 600 means "only readable and writable to
    > > you").
    > >
    > > Source: 'Evil Home Stereo » kdm'
    > > (Evil Home Stereo kdm)

    >
    > Thanks for reply. But you didn't understand. I need to switch between
    > windows managers, like Kwin (KDE3), Kwin (KDE4) and Compiz... The Kwin
    > (KDE4) crashed my system, so I need Kwin (KD3) or Compiz. How can I do
    > this?
    >
    > Thanks...
    >
    >


    I imagine... change the entry in /etc/sysconfig/displaymanager,
    run SuSEconfig and restart X.... at least something like that would
    work in 10.x.

    Compiz adds some complexity to this... especially if you need to
    disable Composite on your card... that usually requires an edit
    to your Xorg.conf file.

    Hi cjcox... Thanky for reply... But this isn't the problem. I don't have to switch between kdm, xdm, gdm.. No! I have to switch between window managers like compiz, kwin, metacity.. I need the KDE3's Kwin because KDE4's Kwin crashed my system.

    When you go KDE Control Center > KDE Components > Session Management, you have options to switch between window managers. So I have to do this, but from console.

    Anyone can help me?

    Thanks people for trying... Anyone?

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    ives_13mg NNTP User

    Default Re: How to change window manager to Kwin3 from console?

    WOW, I resolved the problem!!! Thanks boys... I started ICEWM and run kcontrol to change the window manager!!!

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    Default Re: How to change window manager to Kwin3 from console?

    From console it might be kwin --replace
    People who do not break things first will never learn to create anything

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    conram NNTP User

    Default Re: How to change window manager to Kwin3 from console?


    From console it might be kwin --replace


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