--- Matt Barry <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Ron Johnson wrote:
On Mon, 2005-01-31 at 23:02 +0530, Deepak, R.
I am trying Gnome again (after three years with
Ion). Version is 2.8 .
1. What is the window manager? Previously, I
remember using Sawfish and Metacity.
Can I change the window manager?
Don't think so.
IIRC, you can still change it using gconf-editor
Or you can use update-alternatives
/etc/alternatives/x-window-manager .. There is
actually a GUI version called galternatives if you don
t want to type...
You can change a lot things this way an cleanly (mouse
cursor, window manager, themes....)
this is pretty dangerous to use to change default WMs, the problem is
that even though the manually set alternative should never be reset it
is reset to whatever the default is and then when you restart your WM
your X session exits.
(I filed a bug and discussed it before but it never lead to anything,
it might have been fixed in the meantime though)