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Old 02-18-2004, 03:15 PM   #1
im_ka
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Question WindowMaker


greetz!

i wanna check out some window managers. i've downloaded the window maker rpm for fedora (WindowMaker-0.80.2-0.fdr.6.1.i386.rpm)

i've installed with rpm -ivh, everything went fine, i can see it in apt-get.
how do i start it? on start-up, i can only choose between default (gnome), kde, gnome, and terminal.

other question: is a window manager a good alternative to a desktop environment?
 
Old 02-18-2004, 03:35 PM   #2
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i'll answer you second questionfirst... YES a window manager can be a good alternative to a desktop environment, i find windowmaker especially well suited for this
in answer to your first question at the command line try
the quick and dirty way would be

switchdesk kde
when that finishes running
do an
'echo exec wmaker > ~/.Xclients-default
then select 'default' whenever you want windowmaker

that can be a pain in the a** eventually

the more elegant way would be to put a file "WindowMaker" (or whatever you want your label to be)
in /etc/X11/gdm/Sessions
with the following contents:

#!/bin/bash
exec /etc/X11/xdm/Xsession wmaker

then chmod 777 /etc/X11/gdm/Sessions/WindowMaker
 
Old 02-18-2004, 05:08 PM   #3
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the 2nd way didnt work, did the 1st way, no problems window maker is default now.
thanx 4 the help!

first impressions are good, although i see its smthg completely different than the windows-like desktop environments.
 
Old 02-18-2004, 05:15 PM   #4
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i'm using german characters. they don't appear in the menus, i get some kind of "codes" instead. how do i make , , , etc appear?
 
Old 02-26-2004, 09:45 PM   #5
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Re: WindowMaker

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Originally posted by im_ka
greetz!

i wanna check out some window managers. i've downloaded the window maker rpm for fedora (WindowMaker-0.80.2-0.fdr.6.1.i386.rpm)

Hey guy, I'm hoping you can tell me where you downloaded that RPM. I was only able to find tar.gz files on the windowmaker.org website. When I try running them, none of them work. I'd like to get an RPM so that I can see if that works. If it doesn't, then I know something with my OS is not functioning properly and I'll probably have to edit a config file somewhere.
 
  


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