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From: Harm Geerts <harmgeerts@...>
Subject: Re: windowmaker and kdm not working
Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2005 20:30:08 +0100
On Monday 07 November 2005 14:46, DR GM SEDDON wrote:
> Hello,
> My Gentoo system graphics work when I s'tartx' However,  I defined
> 'wmaker' as my default in '/etc/rc.conf'.  When I startx  I get a
> windowmanager similar to the windowmaker I am used to but instead of the
> 3 icons on the top right and the desktopswitcher on the left I only have
> a clock.  Is this correct?
You'll need the sessionname for wmaker
# ls /etc/X11/Sessions/
Choose the "session" that starts wmaker and change /etc/rc.conf
Make sure the value in /etc/rc.conf matches the filename (case sensitive!)
My guess is it's called 'windowmaker' not 'wmaker'

> Also, I have set my default runlevel to 5 in '/etc/inittab' and chose
> kdm as my prefered login method.  But when I boot I always get a console
> login.  Kdm runs if I btype 'kdm'.  It doesn't give me the option of
> windowmaker and the default won't start anything.

rc-update add xdm default
this starts /etc/init.d/xdm, which starts the login manager specified 
in /etc/rc.conf
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