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Thread: startx does not start KDE

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    Default startx does not start KDE

    I booted the VM version of Backtrack 4 beta and tried the crystal-interface first. Fine.

    After that (x-restart and reboot as well) I tried to start the KDE with "startx" but i comes up crystal again.

    How do I fix this?

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    use fixvmware
    then use startx

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    Still the same.
    Crystal comes up.

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    try modifying your /etc/X11/default-display-manager file to /usr/bin/kdm

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    There is already this entry in the file.
    How creepy is this?

    Perhaps any kind of "config"-data in my home directory due to the order starting the crystal manager first.

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    Try from the command line: update-alternatives --config x-window-manger

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    Is it possible that there is no kdm installed.

    Currently I am installing kdm with
    apt-get install kdm

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    I could be mistaken but this seems like kde (which I am running right now):

    Code:
    which kwin
    /usr/kde3/bin/kwin

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    Ok - did not solve it - but - extracted the whole vmware packet again, this time starting the window manager with "startx" and it worked. KDE is coming up.
    But - if a user starts with crystal and then tries to start the kde it will fail. I don't know why and what happens in the background but this is how it behaves.

    WORKS:
    (First time boot up)
    startx -> starts KDE

    DOS NOT WORK:
    (First time boot up)
    bt4-crystal -> starts Crystal WM
    startx -> starts Crystal WM
    fixvmware
    startx -> starts Crystal WM
    ... every other hint ...
    startx -> starts Crystal WM

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    there is a .xinitrc file in your home folder. Delete it. Startx

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