[techtalk] KDE or no way?

Marlene E. Morley marlenem at neptune.css.swau.edu
Wed Dec 15 11:40:04 EST 1999

Hmm... I'm not sure what file you need to edit to get rid of the problem, but
I can tell you how to ditch kde altogether. First find out what other wm's
you have, common ones are fvwm, fvwm95. To see if you have them use 'which
fvwm' or locate fvwm. or 'locate wm' you'll probably get a LOT of responses
with that one, so you might want to pipe it through less (locate wm |

Edit either /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xinit/xinitrc or ~/.xinitrc and replace kde
with fvwm, or fvwm95. The location of your xinit files may vary, I'm using
slackware, but the general idea should be the same. 

Do a search on freasmeat for window managers, and see if you find one you
like. I like the KDE applications, but KDE itself was so slow, so I installed
blackbox instead, and I can still run any kde app that I like. 

If you are totally confused by now, ask me, and I'll try to explain better. 

On Wed, 15 Dec 1999, Sunnanvind wrote:

>Hey all, I was just fiddling with the key settings in KDE, and I think I
>set "alt" to "iconify window" or something similarly stupid; and now I keep
>getting a "wrong charset" message and X crashes on me. Any ideas on which
>rc I should vi? The problems only when I log in as user; the root user can
>still startx and KDE shows up fine.
>So how can I fix this or how can I ditch KDE altogether? I'm using RH6.0.
>Sunnan (I'm sure I've not provided enough info for anyone to help. If so,
>don't hesitate to ask me for logs and so on.)
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  Marlene Morley   marlenem at neptune.css.swau.edu   marlenem at cosmic.swau.edu 
  Computer Science Major, Southwestern Adventist University.    Keene, TX 

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