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Old 11-17-2004, 05:58 PM   #1
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dumb X-window system question


i have a simple question, but i am afeared to find out the answer myself.
What happens if you install X window system, but no Wm or desktop environment? in other words, no KDE/Gnome, no Fluxbox, no nothing: just X.
 
Old 11-17-2004, 06:27 PM   #2
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hardly rusty at age 12, i reckon...

http://freebooks.by.ru/view/RedHatLi...d/rhl6u044.htm

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Using Linux and the XFree86 distribution of X11 means freedom of choice--the choice of an operating system and the choice of how you'd like your computer's desktop or root window in X to look. Although a window manager is nothing more than an X11 client, you'll find that using a window manager is virtually necessary if you want to run different programs, drag windows around the display, use icons, create virtual desktops, resize windows, or customize how your X sessions work. Of course, you can run X without a window manager, but you'll lose a lot of functionality
 
  


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