On Tue, Jan 04, 2000 at 09:28:16AM +0100, Iwant Afterstep wrote: > I already have AfterStep 1.7* installed. It is installed for an > "ordinary" user -- not for root. I'm not sure I understand what you did. Did you just install AS according to the usual procedures? If so, you don't need to "install" it again; you just need to put in a call to afterstep in your .xinitrc or .xsession file. > When I try to start Xwindows as this user I get a lot > of error messages about ".Xauthority hostname lookup failure" and "timeout > in locking authority file" -- but no Xwindows. Hmm. Maybe try postng your ~/.xinitrc here. > Since I can't reach any way to give commands I see no alternative at > this stage but to use to power button to turn off the computer. This is > less than completely satisfactory _There's_ an understatement! Usually, by the way, you can recover from the situation you're describing by hitting Ctl-Alt-backspace. Anyway, whet you're getting there is X without a window manager (X just provides the basic functionality of drawing windows, &c; the actual management of those windows is left to the window manager. This is a bit of a pig, but it is the reason that users get to have som much control over their desktops.) A -- ---- Andrew Sullivan | firstname.lastname@example.org (home)| email@example.com (work) * * * What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about? --seen on a t-shirt from NPR -- This is the mailing list for the AfterStep Window Manager for X. To unsubscribe, type the following command at the prompt: echo "unsubscribe as-users <your_email> " | mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For more help on AfterStep, refer to the on-line documentation at http://www.afterstep.org.