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Re: Forcing Gnome to start sans metacity



On Fri, 2008-12-19 at 15:23 -0500, Yaakov Nemoy wrote:
> 2008/12/19 Matthias Clasen <mclasen redhat com>:
> > On Thu, 2008-12-18 at 08:23 -0500, Matthias Clasen wrote:
> >> 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.
> >
> > Just tried this with openbox, and it works fine.
> 
> At this point, i don't care about openbox.  Openbox complies with
> certain standards that the xmonad devs decided are a waste of lines of
> code.  All i'm looking to do is convince gnome that it doesn't need a
> window manager at all.  In the older versions of gnome, metacity
> showed up as just yet another app in the sessions-capplet.  Not
> anymore.

I just tried it with openbox. If you do the same with xnomad, it will
work too. metacity doesn't show up in the session-capplet because it
doesn't install an autostart file, because gnome-session runs it as the
fallback to ensure that the required component 'windowmanager' is
present in the session.


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