How to switch the window manager
lee_b at digitalunleashed.com
Sun Sep 4 16:16:25 UTC 2005
On Sunday 04 September 2005 17:08, Juanma Barranquero wrote:
> Warning: Newbie question ahead :)
> 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?
It's in the menu when you are about to finish logging in with GDM.
I would recommend using Sawfish/Sawmill though, if you're unhappy with
Metacity. Most GNOME people used that previously, and it's still sort of
recognised as the "featureful" metacity. Pre-E17 enlightenment is pretty old
these days. Last time I used it seriously was was way back at GNOME 1.2 or
something like that.
p.s.: KDE's window manager is VERY powerful, and integrated with the rest of
the desktop ;)
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