How to switch the window manager

Cybe R. Wizard cyber_wizard at
Mon Sep 5 14:03:29 UTC 2005

On Sun, 4 Sep 2005 20:41:39 +0200
Juanma Barranquero <jbarranquero at> wrote:

> I had already looked at every single gconf thing I could find, to no
> avail. 
> Now I've tried to use the session control applet, removing the running
> window manager and running sawfish (luckily I had a terminal open),
> and it's working... but that's hardly a good interface at all. Either
> there must be an easier way, or a FAQ/guide entry waiting to be
> written somewhere :)
> Well, at least I can now try a few WM.

Do you have menu installed?  If so, open a terminal and type:

At least it works for menus within the WM, it might work for gdm, too.

Cybe R. Wizard
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