Learn how to change your default window manager or desktop. Switching window managers isn’t hard, but it’s still one of the hardest things to figure out. I’m not covering
gdm here, this tuXfile teaches you how to change the default window manager if you’re using
xdm or starting the X Window System manually with the
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Alright, you’ve installed a really fancy new window manager and want to try it out? If you’re booting to command line and starting X manually with the
startx command, you’re probably wondering how to make that new fancy window manager your default. Or, if you use
xdm as your display manager, you’re probably wondering the same thing because it doesn’t provide you with any menu that lets you change your window manager. You need some other way of telling X what window manager you want to use.