Running KDE in Mac OS X but getting rid of evil green GUI?

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  1. Littleodie914 macrumors 68000

    Littleodie914

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    #1
    I'm successfully running KDE side-by-side with Mac OS X, both rootless and full screen, but the evil green GUI that X11 (or XDarwin, whatever it is) ships with is driving me crazy. In the picture below, in XMMS, see that green menubar? It's driving me insane. As far as I know, there's no way to close windows with that. Does anyone know how to replace that, or know of a good way to deal with it? Thanks! :D

    edit: Forgot pic :rolleyes:
     

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  2. khammack macrumors regular

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    #2
    That green gui is TWM, the old unix tab window manager. What you probably want is kwin or oroborx (I'm still living in exile from mac until I save up money for a powerbook, but under linux it's kwin). Oroborx is the window manager that looks similar to the macosx window decorations. Kwin is kde's default window manager.

    From a terminal try:

    which kwin

    If it's there you'll see something like this:

    $ which kwin
    /usr/bin/kwin
    $

    If it's not there the computer will simply ignore you
    $ which kwin
    $

    If kwin is not installed, use fink to install it.

    -kev
     
  3. cluthz macrumors 68040

    cluthz

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    You are probably running a mixture of twm and kde.. Edit your .xinitrc file (found in your home folder)

    add the line: exec startkde

    if it don't work, post your .xinitrc file here and I'll have a look at it.
     
  4. Littleodie914 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Littleodie914

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    #4
    Thanks, that did it! ;)
     

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