Change window manager

Nancy Rudins nrudins at
Thu Nov 9 18:27:34 UTC 2006

On Thu, 9 Nov 2006, David Hart wrote:

> On Thu, Nov 09, 2006 at 11:50:43AM -0600, Nancy Rudins 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.
> Assuming you're using the standard gdm login:
> 	In the bottom left corner click "Options"
> 	From the popup menu select "Select Session"
> 	Choose your session from the Session Dialog
> -- 
> David Hart <ubuntu at>

Thanks!  I installed the fluxbox package from the repos, restarted X,
and it worked.  Thanks David and everyone else who responded.

Kind regards,

Nancy Rudins    nrudins at

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