Re: AfterStep for two users?

Iwant Afterstep (
Wed, 05 Jan 2000 14:29:47 CET


Tue, 04 Jan 2000 Jeff wrote:
>Personaly I would save any modifed files , remove AS

     When you say "remove AS," do you mean "rm -r 
~/GNUstep/Library/AfterStep ?  In that case I would lose the theme as well, 
since that is in a subdirectory of the ~/GNUstep/Library/AfterStep 
directory.  Is there some way to remove AfterStep but leave the theme 

>and then su to root and do
>the RPM thing to install AS where it should be

     That's the problem.  I don't know where AfterStep should be.  I thought 
it should be where I had put it.

>then you should have only one instance of AS around

     The version in /usr/X11R6/share/afterstep seems to remain, even after 
an rpm installation.  I guess I could do rm -r /usr/X11R6/share/afterstep, 
but I don't dare do this until I know that I won't be causing even more 
trouble by doing so.

>Then look for a .wm_style or a .xinitrc file in each users home directory 
>and if not there make a .xinitrc file and put the name of the wm you want 
>to run

     The .xinitrc file does not exist by default in Linux Mandrake.  I have 
created such a file containing only the line "exec afterstep" for the first 
user in whose directory I installed AfterStep, and this works just fine, but 
it does not work for the other user for which I have done exactly the same.

>for that user in there and you should be set
>Then you can import your saved file to the home dr of your choice
>Have fun
             Thank you for your help.

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