Re: changing window managers in debian 6.0.4
Thanks Indulekha and Johan for the suggestions.
Indulekha, making a package is an intriguing idea, but
probably too ambitious for me at the moment.
Johan, your net is much more suggestive than mine :)
I did google around but didn't see that method.
There's also apparently yet another way, which is
not as systematic as the ones suggested by Indulekha and Johan,
and sort of similar to the ~/.xsession, but to do it in ~/.xinitrc.
That is from Pierre-Philipp Braun:
I appreciate everybody's help in setting up my debian system.
On Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 6:36 AM, Indulekha <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Dan Hitt <email@example.com wrote:
>> This is a sort of subquery to the question of how to change window
>> managers. (And thanks again Johan, Camaleón, and Indulekha for your
>> earlier help.)
>> So the question is: supposing you compile a window manager yourself,
>> so that it does not come from the packaging system.
>> What is the standard best way of setting this new window manager as yours?
>> It certainly won't exist in any of the lists on the login page, since
>> debian could not know about it.
>> So, i googled around, and there's this page
>> which recommends just making an executable file
>> and putting in a sequence of commands there---which
>> could just be the path to your window manager.
>> I tried this, and . . . . it works.
>> But i feel a little uneasy about this, like this is not a best practice,
>> or some newer release of debian may break it.
>> (Note that the window manager i built is WindowMaker 0.95.2 which
>> is a few revisions ahead of the squeeze version. And although it
>> certainly works, and i can launch applications, it doesn't look at all
>> like the squeeze version. For example, it has a solid light purple
>> background, instead of the debian swirls.)
>> Thanks in advance for any info.
> The best way is to make a debian package of it, then install it with
> dpkg. Check this out: http://wiki.debian.org/HowToPackageForDebian
> Have fun!
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