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Linux Troubleshooting FAQ Updated August 26th, 2003

I changed my window manager in .xinitrc but when I start X, GNOME/KDE comes up

As root, edit the file /etc/inittab
Change the line
id:5:initdefault:
or in the case of Slackware
id:4:initdefault:
to
id:3:initdefault:

Kill X with ctrl+alt+backspace
Then run startx from the command-line

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