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Old 10-04-2005, 12:55 PM   #1
Brian031168
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Default Window Manager


I am running XFCE as my desktop enviroment.

Can anyone tell me how to make Enlightenment my default window manager to startup when I start xfce.
Enlightenment is installed and running when I manually start it but will not startup with xfce. I have tried starting it and then closing my session (saving it) and starting up again, no luck, also tried ammending xinitrc, still no luck.

Can anyone help?

TIA

Brian
 
Old 10-04-2005, 05:41 PM   #2
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I didn't think you could run enlightenment inside XFCE. XFCE is a complete window manager and desktop, and doesn't host other windowmanagers. You could run Enlightenment instead of XFCE though.
 
Old 10-05-2005, 12:15 PM   #3
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You can run many other window managers inside XFCE, the default is xfwm, u just have to close that down and then launch the manager of your choice. I have tried it with Metacity, Fluxbox, Blackbox and now Enlightenment. All work well when I start them up manually I just need to know how to get the window manager to start up when XFCE starts.

I hope someone can help me.
 
Old 10-07-2005, 02:02 PM   #4
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from a console:
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mkdir ~/Desktop/Autostart
echo "Autostart" > ~/.hidden
touch ~/Desktop/Autostart/enlightenment.sh
chmod 755 ~/Desktop/Autostart/enlightenment.sh
gedit ~/Desktop/Autostart/enlightenment.sh
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Now put this in the gedit window that comes up:
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#!/bin/bash
command to start enlightenment wm
======================================

Sorry I don't know the actual command to start the E wm so you will have to figure that one out
on your own. I used this method on my little sister's old computer to have xfce run nautilus -n so nautilus would handle the desktop with xfce for everything else. I hope this helps.
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Old 10-07-2005, 02:11 PM   #5
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Thats a bunch, that looks like it should do the trick, IŽll give it a try.

Thanks again for all your help.

Brian
 
  


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