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Re: Debian Users...

On Thu, 20 Nov 2003 22:39:27 +1100, Russell Coker <russell@coker.com.au> said: 

> On Thu, 20 Nov 2003 21:40, Tim Connors
> <tconnors+deblaptop@astro.swin.edu.au>
> wrote:
>> > Fvwm is cool. It takes a fair bit of configuration, but it's
>> > fast, small and absolutely bomb-proof in my experience. And
>> > several of the newer WMs still don't match its features...
>> Bulletproof my oath. One thing you *never* *ever* want to segfault
>> is your window manager. Because if you have been logged in for 60
>> days, there is a lot of state stored on your desktop[1] that you
>> don't want lost when the

> I learnt an interesting trick from a friend at university (Swinburne
> in fact).  He had his .xinitrc configured such that the window
> manager would run as a child process, and the process that the X
> server recognised as the window manager was "sleep 1000000000".

	here is a better one: I have a Login window instead; my
 session exits when I exit the login window (I generally neve use it).

# Start some shelltools and the window manager
if test -x /usr/bin/fvwm2; then
    #fvwm2 -f "FvwmM4 -m4prog /usr/bin/m4 .fvwm2rc" &
    /usr/bin/fvwm2 &
elif [ -x /usr/bin/fvwm ];    then /usr/bin/fvwm    &
elif [ -x /usr/bin/X11/twm ]; then /usr/bin/X11/twm &
exec uxterm -ut -T login -n login -bg Black -fg LightSteelBlue \
     -geometry 80x24+10+93 -ls -xrm "*Desk:1"

I think the best way I've heard this put is "Pascal gives you a water
pistol filled with distilled water.  C not only gives you a loaded
.357, it points it at your head as a default.  Why do you think Pascal
is taught in school? And which would you rather have when there was a
hungry bear in the area?" Jim Harkins (jharkins@sagpd1.UUCP)
Manoj Srivastava   <srivasta@debian.org>  <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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1024D/BF24424C print 4966 F272 D093 B493 410B  924B 21BA DABB BF24 424C

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