Re: changing window managers
Larry Fletcher <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
| I have been using icewm for about 5 years, but I have been
| having problems since I upgraded to sarge. So I decided
| to try another window manager, but I can't figure out how
| to get xwindows to use the new window manager. I have
| searched google and debian user, tried 'update-alternatives
| --config x-window-manager', editing symlinks, looking
| though all of the config files in /etc/X11 and I just
| can't figure out what is loading the window manager.
| I seems like I remember that years ago all you had to do
| put the name of window manager at the top of some file,
| but I can't find anything like that.
That call should have worked:
$ update-alternatives --config x-window-manager
.. activate some from the list ...
But you want to check that you don't yourself start any other window
$ grep exec ~/.xses* ~/.xinit*
To start by hand:
$ startx $(which fvwm95) -- :0
Or your choice of WM