How to switch the window manager
feduntu at gmail.com
Mon Oct 3 03:02:04 UTC 2005
I thought we have to edit the .xinitrc file.Can that be done.How many
windows managers can one have.Can someone help me install FVWM in Ubuntu.
On 10/3/05, Karl Hegbloom <hegbloom at pdx.edu> wrote:
> On Sun, 2005-09-04 at 18:08 +0200, Juanma Barranquero wrote:
> > I'm using Ubuntu, and I'm reasonably happy with Gnome but metacity is
> > really a bit short on features, so I'm giving a try to Enlightenment
> > (DR16, the just-a-window-manager version, not the shinny but yet
> > unfinished DR17, total-windowing-environment one).
> > Well, I've had no trouble getting it with
> > sudo apt-get install enlightenment
> > but, what do I do now to convince GDM that I want to use Enlightenment
> > as default window manager?
> Open [System --> Preferences --> Sessions], and then in the "Current
> Session" tab, find 'metacity' and highlight it with a mouse click. Set
> its style to "normal", then click the "Apply" button.
> Open a terminal emulator, and run this command, substituting the command
> name of your chosen window manager where I have chosen Sawfish below:
> killall metacity && sawfish </dev/null >/dev/null 2>&1 & disown %1;
> Click "Ok" on the dialog box. It is now running your chosen window
> manager, and that change should remain when you next log in.
> Karl Hegbloom <hegbloom at pdx.edu>
> ubuntu-users mailing list
> ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the ubuntu-users