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    Default BT3 Stuck in Flux

    I did some searching for this issue, but could not find any solutions.

    I have Backtrack 3 installed in through a Sun xVM Box. I have always used the Startx command, but decided to try flux to see what it was. Now, when I type in startx, it still goes to the flux desktop.

    Does anyone know how to fix this so that I get KDE back?

    Thanks in Advance,
    Eric


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    Try to use startkde instead of startx once.

    Or configure it to show you the graphical login and you can choose between last session and a session of your choice. Choose KDE and you will be set.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyBravo View Post
    Does anyone know how to fix this so that I get KDE back?
    Use:
    rm .xinitrc
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    Default xinitrc

    In the root directory (or home) add this file and edit as desired

    #!/bin/sh
    #
    # ~/.xinitrc
    #
    # Executed by startx (run your window manager from here)
    #
    # exec ion
    # exec jwm
    # exec wmaker
    # exec startkde
    # exec icewm
    # exec blackbox
    exec gnome-session
    # exec startfluxbox
    # exec startxfce4
    # exec xfce4-session
    # exec openbox
    # exec startlxde


    As you wish to use kde uncomment the 'exec startkde' entry
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    i got the same problem with bt4 should this fix be the same?
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    It is a standard way to configure xinit

    See:

    man xinit

    for a review and guide

    Let me know if I can help with specifics

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackfoot View Post
    It is a standard way to configure xinit

    See:

    man xinit

    for a review and guide

    Let me know if I can help with specifics

    C
    ok i couldnt find the .initrc file after logging in, but once i started crystal i was able to find it, all it had inside was crystal so i changed it to kde and when i startx it loads this gray screen with a white terminal and thats it? im really angry because i finaly install bt4 on my eeepc and now this lol,
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    Quote Originally Posted by cr1spyj0nes View Post
    ok i couldnt find the .initrc file after logging in, but once i started crystal i was able to find it, all it had inside was crystal so i changed it to kde and when i startx it loads this gray screen with a white terminal and thats it? im really angry because i finaly install bt4 on my eeepc and now this lol,
    Although the process is similar the xinitrc files in BT3 and 4 are different.
    They are both by default located in /etc/X11/xinit/
    in bt 3 you will find three different files
    one xinitrc* one xinitrc.fluxbox* and one xinitrc.kde*
    They also will look different than BT4
    The xinitrc* will show at the bottom:
    # Start the window manager:
    startkde
    The fluxbox will have
    # Start the window manager:
    exec /usr/bin/startfluxbox
    And the kde one will have
    # Start the window manager:
    startkde

    However in BT4 one will see something like the following:
    #global xinitrc file, used by all X sessions started by xinit (startx)
    #invoke global X session script
    #. /etc/X11/Xsession
    /usr/bin/kde
    #/usr/bin/xfwm4
    exec startkde
    #exec xfvm4
    #exec xfd

    In any case the little grey screen and white terminal is probably just the generic x session without the window manager.
    You can make a copy of the xinit file and just append .old to it if you want to mess around with it.
    You can make a new one by simply copying and pasting what blackfoot has given above and it should work out.

    I hope that the above helps you out cr1spyj0nes
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    thabks man when i nano the file there;s a lot more stuff here theres one lime that say's exec >>"$ERFILE" 2>&1
    is that what i need to change?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cr1spyj0nes View Post
    thabks man when i nano the file there;s a lot more stuff here theres one lime that say's exec >>"$ERFILE" 2>&1
    is that what i need to change?
    Post up the whole xinitrc file please
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