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Re: Forcing Gnome to start sans metacity



2008/12/18 Kevin Kofler <kevin kofler chello at>:
> Matthias Clasen wrote:
>> 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.
>
> If you install an autostart file into /etc/xdg/autostart, you'll force this
> for KDE users with no easy way to turn it off, KDE does not allow users to
> turn off autostart entries. So that's not a good solution.

This is intended to be default behavior only if you install a special
xmonad-gnome-session package, though i'm planning on doing one for kde
too.  Presumably, if the user wants this behavior, then the package is
needed, but realistically, if /etc/xdg/autostart implies that it is
forced on the user in KDE, then you're right, it's a bad solution,
because i'm really looking to have this remain optional, via GDM or
KDM (/usr/share/xsessions/*)

-Yaakov


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