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Old 02-15-2009, 04:14 AM   #31
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The X environment form "the base" for any window manager,
on which you can have a desktop.

So the basic command is xinit.

When xinit has brought you to X, you can start
a window manager :

The command 'start-kde' will provide KDE.

'gnome-session' will start GNOME.
................

That's it. In some systems, the 'startx' script in /usr/bin/
can be edited to start, what you want. ( Not in Ubuntu.)

In fact, almost anything is possible, if you want to design
your own Linux, with new features, not there by default.
....
OK! So..
To start X Window System : "xinit"
To start KDE : "start-kde"
To start GNOME : "gnome-session"

To start Metacity or WMaker or other Window Manager : "?????"
 
Old 02-15-2009, 07:20 AM   #32
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I do not know, how 'metacity' is supposed to look,
but the command 'metacity &' will start something.

WindowMaker = wmaker, type wmaker

To choose an other wm, suggest :
sudo apt-get install icewm blackbox fvwm jwm

( You must have some to choose from, they are all very small ).

Type icewm to start ..... then 'icewm' has a
menu with the others :

> > Menu > System > Window Managers
....

If you ever have a problem with leaving a window manager,
<Ctrl> <Alt> <Backspace> can be used.
....

Last edited by knudfl; 02-15-2009 at 07:23 AM.
 
Old 02-15-2009, 07:37 AM   #33
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I do not know, how 'metacity' is supposed to look,
but the command 'metacity &' will start something.

WindowMaker = wmaker, type wmaker

To choose an other wm, suggest :
sudo apt-get install icewm blackbox fvwm jwm

( You must have some to choose from, they are all very small ).

Type icewm to start ..... then 'icewm' has a
menu with the others :

> > Menu > System > Window Managers
....

If you ever have a problem with leaving a window manager,
<Ctrl> <Alt> <Backspace> can be used.
....
Thanks a million! I will definitely try all this out when i get to my Linux laptop.. Right now i'm on a Mac.. Cheers!
 
  


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