On 12/14/2009 09:53 PM, Conor Wynne wrote:
> Hi all,
>> After much procrastinating, I decided to get an old thinkpad rather than
> a new netbook.
> I need a 12inch display, which ruled out a netbook, and I just don't
> like larger displays as it defeats the purpose of a portable computer -
> entirely personal choice I know, but I know what I like!
>> So I now have a great little laptop, IBM thinkpad X31. Only 512M
> installed, so would like to get rid of gnome (but just for myself, the
> wife likes it) and use another, say XFCE4 or something else.
> Suggestions welcomed on this front.
>> Anyway, installed XFce4 via yum groupinstall, and switchdesk'd it to
> XFCE, which thinks it has been successful.
>> [conor at mammabear ~]$ cat .Xclients
> #! /bin/bash
>> # Created by Red Hat Desktop Switcher
>> if [ -e "$HOME/.Xclients-$HOSTNAME$DISPLAY" ]; then
> exec $HOME/.Xclients-$HOSTNAME$DISPLAY
> exec $HOME/.Xclients-default
>> [conor at mammabear ~]$ cat .Xclients-default
> #! /bin/bash
> # (c) 2000-2004 Red Hat, Inc.
> WMPATH="/usr/bin /usr/X11R6/bin /usr/local/bin"
>> for p in $WMPATH ; do
> [ -x $p/$WM ] && exec $p/$WM
>> exit 1
>> Yet when I login I get gnome again.
> What have I done wrong?
>> p.s.: I've tuned the VM as follows, which seems to be working well:
>> [root at mammabear ~]# sysctl -p
> net.ipv4.ip_forward = 0
> net.ipv4.conf.default.rp_filter = 1
> net.ipv4.conf.default.accept_source_route = 0
> kernel.sysrq = 0
> kernel.core_uses_pid = 1
> vm.swappiness = 20
> vm.laptop_mode = 1
>> Bizzarely, "sysctl -w $option" does not write the config... a bug?
>> For those with thinkpads, suspend works, but resume does not! - unless
> you add this kernel boot option : "nomodeset", after a reboot it is
>> The sound also works fine -- but not via alsaconf, rather in the gnome
> menu properties thingy. I forget now, but it does work.. :-)
>> Now fix my switchdesk :-)
>Never mind, I googled... although now the keyring no longer accepts my
I'll google again. Happy Xmas.
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