Re: [as-devel] AfterStep []

Ao (
Sun, 20 May 2001 09:15:34 -0500

    Slackware has this default setup when you install their X packages and
window managers that puts several xinitrc files in /var/lib/X11R6/xinit/ I
think.  I'm guessing here that Mandrake does something similar and so you
must make a xinitrc.afterstep in there like the xinitrc.gnome or whatever.
As described in AfterStep's INSTALL file, this xinitrc file must have the
line executing AfterStep.
    Maybe I'm totally wrong on this one, but if you boot to console with a
boot disk (or maybe just zap X with ctrl+alt+backspace) and make a
/var/lib/X11R6/xinitrc/xinitrc.afterstep then it might appear in your list
of window managers and all will be well.

Ao the Lab Monkey

----- Original Message -----
From: "Andrew Ferguson" <>
To: "AfterStep Users" <>
Sent: Sunday, May 20, 2001 7:59 AM
Subject: Fwd: [as-devel] AfterStep []

> On Sat, 19 May 2001 15:23:10 wrote:
> I just recently installed After Step on a LinuxMandrake system using
> version 7.2.
> After installing I am having a hard time getting it to work. I am new to
> linux so I am probabl doingsomething wrong.
> In my graphical boot up Afterstep does not show on my menu for selecting
> the window manager. When I boot in console mode I try startx and the
> system seemed to lock up.
> Any help you could give me would be appreciated. By the way I did read
> the READ Me file.
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