about window mamager

Adam blueeskimo at gmx.net
Mon Apr 14 09:43:42 PDT 2003

On Sun, 2003-04-13 at 23:55, FLYING LI wrote:
> I installed KDE,window maker ,fvwm and afterstep when
> I install the system .and I set KDE as default window
> manager.Now i can enter KDE normally.but when i exit
> KDE  and try to run wmaker,fvwm & afterstep,there is
> only an error "can not open display"" ".I think that
> the window manager have not been configured rightly.
> but i can not confirm the path of config file and do
> not know how to config them.would you please to help
> me? 
> thank you!

How are you trying to start wmaker, fvvm, & afterstep? It sounds to me
like you're just running the window manager executable, but there's not
X session running. Try using 'startx' instead .. You'll need to make an
.xinitrc file to tell it what window manager to load, but that's trivial

man startx

Adam <blueeskimo at gmx.net>

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