Gnome keeps stealing my desktop from xfce + icewm
I like Gnome, but it is really slow on my older machine (AMD KII 386, 64 MB), so I have installed xfce and icewm. However, whenever I browse files or open a directory, the desktop switches to Gnome, which renders xfce unusable. Also, to get xfce back up, it seems I have to enter 'pkill xfce4-panel' in the terminal, power down the computer, boot back up, log into Gnome, select 'new login' from the menu, and finally log into xfce. The desktop also switches when using IceWM, but is more painless to get back (I just power down, boot back up and log into Ice. From my Googling, it seems that this an issue with Nautilus (though I cannot vouch that this is the real issue), but I have found no real advice on how to fix this. Any suggestions? Would I be best off doing a mini-RAM install without Gnome, or uninstalling Gnome? If so, would I be able to use Synaptic without too much hassle? Thanks!