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Old 03-04-2007, 04:06 PM   #1
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KDE without Kwin?

I was wandering if there is some way to use KDE without Kwin. Nothing wrong with Kwin, I just feel like trying ion3 for a while, maby enlightenment afterwards, but I would like all the background stuff for KDE to be loaded.

What is the official way to do this?
Old 03-04-2007, 04:38 PM   #2
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It is a matter of changing the window manager environment variable when you launch KDE. Typically done from a script. The alternative WMs will have specific instructons for them.

i.e. see the Enlightenment DR16 faq ... if you compile E16, you will get a start script and esktop config files that takes care of this for you. You just change your session to E-KDE.


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