Change window manager

Jason Ribeiro jason.ribeiro at
Thu Nov 9 18:14:12 UTC 2006

sorry, that's what I get for doing more than one thing at once.  You
said you had the .desktop file there...

So ignore everything I said above:  when you click on options and then
session options at GDM, it only gives you GNOME? and you used the
ubuntu package?

On 11/9/06, Jason Ribeiro <jason.ribeiro at> wrote:
> If you install fluxbox through the ubuntu repos it should create an
> appropriate .desktop file in /usr/share/xsessions (I think this is the
> correct path, I'm not on ubuntu at the moment).
> If you've decided to compile it yourself for some reason, then you
> have a few options.  One option would be to remove your compiled
> version and use the ubuntu version.  The other would be to create the
> .desktop file yourself.  If you want to create it yourself, you can
> use the .desktop file in the ubuntu pakage as a reference.  I believe
> the fluxbox FAQ may also have some tips on this.
> On 11/9/06, Nancy Rudins <nrudins at> wrote:
> > I tried the man pages and the wiki but I can't seem to find how
> > to change window managers on the login screen.  I've installed
> > fluxbox and I'd like to have it listed as a login option.
> > I have the fluxbox directory in /etc/X11 and the startup
> > script in /usr/share/xsessions/fluxbox.desktop.  I just
> > can't seem to get anything but gnome.
> >
> > Sorry if this is a stupid question.
> >
> > Kind regards,
> > Nancy
> >
> >
> > Nancy Rudins    nrudins at
> >
> >
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