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Re: LXDE as default in init 5

On Thu, Feb 5, 2009 at 3:09 PM, phil <happyharrysco1 yahoo co uk> wrote:
solarflow99 wrote:

On Wed, Feb 4, 2009 at 12:15 AM, Aldo Foot <lunixer gmail com <mailto:lunixer gmail com>> wrote:

   On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 9:39 AM, solarflow99 <solarflow99 gmail com
   <mailto:solarflow99 gmail com>> wrote:
   > I would like to set this as the default, but using runlevel 5
   just brings up
   > GDM by default and I have to select lxde every time.  Anyone
   happen to know
   > where you can can set this?  it doesnt seem realted to prefdm, I
   tried that
   > already.

   I selected LXDE at the GDM. Logged in. Rebooted. The LXDE was still
   selected when
   I logged in a second time.
   In my system I have a hidden file, which stores my desktop selection
   to remember it:

   $ cat $HOME/.dmrc

   first time I ever try LXDE and is indeed quite fast.

If only I could get root to work then, you'll notice if you logged as root, it doesnt save the session even if that file is there.  Also from my previous post, it should have been PREFERRominED=/usr/bin/startlxde

but why login as root? why not use 'su' or 'sudo', logging in as root all the time isn't recommended

oh no, I thought this one might be coming, but anyways i'm happy to answer your question.  I found that because of what I am usually doing using su is a huge hassle, almost everything I do needs to be root, and there are reasons why I would want to do that.  I agree with not allowing root by default, but its not actually for everyone.

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