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Old 02-10-2003, 07:17 PM   #1
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RedHat8.0: How to change WM to sawfish?!


i want to use sawfish as standard-windowmanager. i've installed the librep, rep-gtk - stuff and sawfish2.0-4. but now i've no clue how i tell my system to use sawfish as my current windowmanager. when i start switchdesk i can only choose between gnome and twm. I'm running redhat8.0 and i'm using the graphical-logon.

Thanks for any help.

Old 02-10-2003, 08:11 PM   #2
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the default wdm in RHL 8 is metacity. u can switch to sawfish by:

1. login first
2. open terminal window
3. run this:

killall metacity & sawfish

4. wait until sawfish takes over
5. before your logout SAVE ur current settings.

this is only for the currernt user.

Old 02-11-2003, 03:34 PM   #3
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That should be:

killall metacity; sawfish &;

You may need to stop it respawning in the session manager first.


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