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I am not really being so much anal, but I was just thinking that using a the console to startx and then being given choices would be good for those who dont want X to start on bootup, or who do not want to use GDM or KDM.
hrmm... i don't think that's exactly what she's asking... you want a console menu-type thingy to chose a windowmanager, right?
i think that would be pretty easy, using a shell script. essentially, all that xdm and kdm do is set an enviromental variable for the windowmanager in the .xinitrc file. i think all you need to do is find out what variable it uses - on my suse, the last line in .xinitrc is
so in my case, all i would need to do is to write a script that gives me a few options...
I actually found some programs that look like this on www.ibiblio.org's ftp. Haven't tried them since I'm happy with the one I'm using. A nice shell script would be good, though. Currently I have these wm's on my machine:
Sawfish (love it)
etc, etc (will edit when I've got a definitive list ).
(Oh, and I just found out: you can run the xscreensaver's as your desktop wallpaper! I've got mine as:
exec /usr/X11R6/lib/xscreensaver/atlantis -root)