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Re: Gnome 2 and window manager selection?

On Tue, Oct 14, 2003 at 07:37:38PM -0500, Todd Pytel wrote:
> On Tue, 14 Oct 2003 20:09:53 -0400
> stan <stanb@panix.com> wrote:
> > Yes, that's the problem. When I log into a Gnome session, I have no
> > window manager running. I can then get a terminal, and run sawfish,
> > ormetacity. The metacity --replace, did not got it intalled
> > permanently.
> To clarify - you can start metacity and it works but doesn't "stick"?
> And no other window manager takes its place in a fresh session? That's
> very strange. If both window managers are functional, GNOME should
> definitely pick one of them when it starts. Sounds like something is
> seriously wrong with your session management. Probably some other
> component isn't installed - do you see any errors of any sort in
> ~/.xsession-errors? You might also try wiping all the GNOME related
> hidden directories in your home dir and starting fresh if you haven't
> tried that already.

Ah, .xsession-errors has a clue. It's trying (and failing) to run
/usr/bin/elightenment,a Acording to dselect, this is not installed. Should
I install it? If I have a choice, I think I like sawfish, at least from the
breif glances I've seen so far.

Thanks for all the help.

"They that would give up essential liberty for temporary safety deserve
neither liberty nor safety."
						-- Benjamin Franklin

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