Installing XFCE4 under SuSE 8.2
jack at monkeynoodle.org
Thu Jul 17 00:16:05 CEST 2003
On Wed, 2003-07-16 at 17:02, dennis tuchler wrote:
> On Wed, 2003-07-16 at 13:47, Olivier Fourdan wrote:
> > Dennis,
> > the startup scripts provided with xfce are for gdm, not kdm.
> > I also included some stuff for RedHat and Mandrake to pick it up. I know
> > nothing about SuSE actually.
> > As for starting xfce4 from a terminal, try "startxfce4"
> > Cheers,
> > Olivier.
> In the final version of 4, will there be a way to make xfce list itself
> on the KDE startup menu? to make itself the default desktop (with the
> appropriate way of selecting other desktops as taste dictates)?
> I rather like the idea of a relatively spare desktop and xfce seems to
> be the right one. However, I doubt I am alone in wanting some
> flexibility and integration with the kdm as well as gdm.
> dj tuchler
today's your lucky day -- it's the day I search the list archives for
"I don't know why. Here's my story.
I just switched to gdm from kdm. To add an entry for xfce4 in kdm I
created a file, /etc/X11/wmsession.d/19xfce4. You have to use a number
>= 19 as 1-18 are reserved by Mandrake.
In that file you write:
DESC=The best desktop
Of course, change EXEC and SCRIPT to your own startup settings if you
Then I edited /usr/share/config/kdm/kdmrc and added XFce4 to the list of
Session Types (this is case sensitive and has to be the same as NAME
When I switched over to gdm, the xfce4 entry was there.
Somebody with more knowledge can probably point you to a more direct
No thanks necessary, it's okay. Really.
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