Re: Lost window manager?
On Mon, Nov 25, 2002 at 11:17:58AM +0100, Marcelo E. Magallon wrote:
> Perhaps I forgot to mention that I'm using GDM to log in and I'm
> selecting "GNOME Session" there. If I select "Debian", the X session
> manager is used instead of the GNOME session manager. The X Session
> Manager leaves me with a desktop where I can't do anything since
> there's no window manager running :-) And the x-window-manager
> alternative points to /usr/bin/wmaker.
> My problem _now_ is that I did something which upset gnome-wm or
> gnome-session (I don't know which -- I'm gessing the later) and I don't
> get a window manager after logging with a GNOME session.
I've never used this gnome-wm thing you're talking about. Perhaps it's
deprecated with GNOME2? Anyway, the best way I've found to get a wm running
is to do "killall old-wm; sleep 1; new-wm &". Supposedly with metacity you
can do "metacity --replace" instead, but I haven't tried it, and I think it
was said to not work with sawfish? anyway, can you not just start the new wm
from a terminal after logging in?