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Old 07-31-2003, 10:10 AM   #1
jon_k
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Metacity Window Manager <<>> Help!


Cant seem to get metacity to work!!!

Heres what i've set up so far.

My .Xclients-default file reads
Code:
# Created by Red Hat Desktop Switcher
#exec gnome-session
#exec sawfish
exec metacity


#exec wmaker (executes windowmaker)
My .Xclients file reads
Code:
#!/bin/bash

# Created by Red Hat Desktop Switcher

if [ -e "$HOME/.Xclients-$HOSTNAME$DISPLAY" ]; then
    exec $HOME/.Xclients-$HOSTNAME$DISPLAY
else
    exec $HOME/.Xclients-default
fi
Despite these changes i've made - i still see
Code:
jon      22819  0.2  2.5 18288 6476 ?        S    10:03   0:00 gnome-session
in ps -aux

This is pretty mind boggling to me.

I have executes metacity --replace (which is said to change your current window manager into metacity - as long as the process is running) but it doesn't appear to do anything except make all my windows blink and stuff then it looks like it did before I executed the command.

Mind boggling.

Thanks.
 
Old 07-31-2003, 10:22 AM   #2
omegian
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if you are using gnome desktop manager (gdm) to logon, you may be bypassing the startx scripts entirely.

Kill gdm
/etc/init.d/gdm stop

Then, try logging into a virtual terminal and running startx.

You can always bring gdm back up
/etc/init.d/gdm start

if that doesn't help any.
 
Old 07-31-2003, 12:14 PM   #3
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what about choosing failsafe from gdm and then typing in metacity, does that work?
 
Old 07-31-2003, 12:46 PM   #4
jon_k
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>>what about choosing failsafe from gdm and then typing in
>>metacity, does that work?

As you cannot copy and paste in failsafe to my knowledge, I had to type the error out as best as i remember in pico

Here it is:
Window manager warning failed to open connection to as session manager, so window positions will not be saved: SESSION_MANAGER enviroment variable not defined
 
  


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