Re: windowmangaer selection & sound problem
On May 02 2001, Oswald Buddenhagen wrote:
> > dm's conflicting with each other is wrong and won't happen.
> ok. that was just an idea. :)
> i also thought about having a central update-wms script, which does a
> run-parts on a directory containing dm-specific scripts
I think that everybody knows this one already, but, if not,
well, I hope more people find out about this. :-)
There is something like this in Debian already. There is a lot
of alternatives for window managers and the information about
the ones installed in Debian can be obtained, for example,
issuing the following command:
update-alternatives --display x-window-manager
If this output is too much complex to be parsed (and parsing
should, of course, be reduced as much as it can in reliable
software), then this information about window managers can be
found in /var/lib/dpkg/alternatives/x-window-manager.
For learning more about alternatives, see the
update-alternatives man page.
I hope that people who are not familiar with it get a taste
of this great thing for providing users with default choices
for generic applications (like editors, pagers, window
managers, compilers etc).
Rogerio Brito - email@example.com - http://www.ime.usp.br/~rbrito/