> 4seasonphoto (four_season_photo) wrote:
> : I'm trying to get XFce4 working a bit better under the current release
> : of Knoppix, and want to get it going in Debian Woody as well.
> : Problem: I have apt-get'ed all of the various XFce4 files, and XFwm4
> : automatically shows up as an option at the KDM login screen. But I don't
> : get a desktop, panel or anything else useful. Switching over to another
> : console, top informs me that xfce-mcs-manager and xfwm4 are running.
> : What info I did find online suggested (among other things) editing my
> : .xsession and .xinitrc files. I simply commented out portions pertaining
> : to XFce 3.x and replaced them with:
> : xfce-mcs-manager
> : xfwm4 --daemon
> : xfaskbar4 &
> : xfdesktop &
> : exec xfce4-panel
> : Still no luck launching XFwm4 directly from KDM, but... if go to a
> : console login, then execute "startx", XMwm4 comes up and seems to work
> : perfectly!
> : I'll be the first to admit that I don't really know where .xinitrc and
> : .xsession are being invoked, and neither do I have a good grasp on what
> : script KDM uses, but I'm assuming it's neither of the above. Help?
> : Jeff
> I believe this is the script
> "/etc/X11/Xsession.d/20xfree86-common_process-args" which processes
> your "Session Type" selection after your successful kdm login. What is
> on your "Session Type" drop down list? Is it "XFwm4" or "xfwm4"?
> According to the script, the string of the drop down list will be the
> name of the real program to be executed. Your drop down list is
> located in "/etc/kde2/kdm/kdmrc" if you are running Debian Woody