X-as-users-dont-resend On Tue, Jan 04, 2000 Andrew Sullivan wrote: >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. > The system I installed it on was Linux Mandrake (6.1). This already comes with a version of AfterStep preinstalled (1.6 I think). The preinstalled version of AfterStep is in the /usr/X11R6/share/afterstep directory however, and I had been told that I should create and install AfterStep in /home/myusername/GNUstep/Library/AfterStep. That is the way I did it when I installed it the first time. I created a directory called "GNUstep," another called "Library," and so on, and finally I rpmd the latest rpm version of AfterStep in the final directory. This works fine (except that most things in the menues are "double" -- there are two of most items in the menues. I suspect this may be because the old version of AfterStep is still there in the /usr/X11R6/share/afterstep directory.) What I did was therefore exactly the same thing again. I created a new user and in this nes user's home directory I created the GNUstep/Library/AfterStep directories, and placed the rpm in the final directory and gave the rpm -i AfterStep* command again -- just like I had done for the first user. This time it didn't work however. Instead I received error messages, for instance about AfterStep already being installed -- which of course it was, but not in that directory. I don't know if this is the correct way to install AfterStep, but it is the only one I know about that works. Before I learned of this method I had tried several other methods which didn't work. > > 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. > Do you mean that I should send a copy of my .xinitrc file to the list? That is easy -- it only says "exec afterstep." > > 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. Thank you. I didn't know that. >Anyway, whet you're getting there is X without a window manager Yes, that is what I suspected. It was pretty useless without a window manager. Thank you for your help. ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com -- This is the mailing list for the AfterStep Window Manager for X. To unsubscribe, type the following command at the prompt 'mail -s unsubscribe firstname.lastname@example.org'. For more help on AfterStep, refer to the on-line documentation at http://www.afterstep.org.