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Re: Where are my wms?

On Fri, Feb 27, 2004 at 03:31:21PM -0500, Robert Tilley wrote:
> debian-rtg:/home/tilleyrw# update-alternatives --config x-session-manager
> There is only 1 program which provides x-session-manager
> (/usr/bin/startkde). Nothing to configure.

calc:~# update-alternatives --list x-session-manager

You are checking for x-session-manager here...

> Why does Linux think that KDE is the only window manager on my system?  I just
> perform a dpkg -l to verify that at least blackbox and xfce are installed.
> ii  blackbox       0.65.0-1.2     Window manager for X
> ii  xfce4          4.0.0.final-1  Installs XFce4 core and scripts to set it up
> As you can tell from the listings, I'm running unstable.  But back to the 
> reason for this posting.  I want to easily switch wm's between KDE/BB/XFCE.

calc:~# update-alternatives --list x-window-manager

You are talking about x-window-manager here, but you didn't check for
it... KDE isn't really a wm and as such isn't listed in the wm
alternatives, which you specifically did not check.

> Any suggestions?

The problem appears to be that since KDE provides an x-session-manager
that the users x-window-manager never gets looked at... I'm not certain
how to go about resolving that issue though since the KDE
x-session-manager and x-window-manager both get called from the startkde
script along with other KDE setup stuff.


xfree86 (4.0.2-1) unstable; urgency=low
  * debian/local/Xsession.d/50xfree86-common_determine-startup:
    - fall back on .Xsession after trying .xsession to placate BSD and Red
      Hat fanatics
    - fall back on x-session-manager after user xsession, but before
      x-window manager and x-terminal-emulator
 -- Branden Robinson <branden@debian.org>  Sun, 24 Dec 2000 23:44:03 -0500

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