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Re: Forcing Gnome to start sans metacity



2008/12/18 Matthias Clasen <mclasen redhat com>:
> On Thu, 2008-12-18 at 02:19 -0500, Yaakov Nemoy wrote:
>>
>> In short, the new gnome session configuration dialog is alot simpler
>> and alot less confusing, but it gives us no simple way to give
>> metacity the boot on a per session basis.  How do i go about doing
>> this via an RPM?
>
> The required components should just be a fallback in case the session
> didn't contain a window manager, file manager, etc. At least that is my
> understanding of how they're supposed to be used. So, you should just
> install an autostart file for xmonad that marks it as a window manager
> via
>
> X-GNOME-Autostart-Phase=WindowManager
> X-GNOME-Provides=windowmanager
>
> then your users should be able to switch their sessions to xmonad by
> turning it on in the session capplet.
>
> (CCing Jon, who wrote most of the relevant gnome-session code).

This doesn't explain how to give metacity the boot.  xmonad doesn't
honor --replace or most other window manager command line options, and
metacity is no longer listed in the sessions capplet. Secondly, i
found that when gnome tries to manage xmonad, it loads several
instances and lets them fight with other until they crash in a pile of
suckage.  All i'm looking to do is just get rid of metacity, and use
more unixy methods to load xmonad.

-Yaakov


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