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Old 10-30-2004, 05:38 PM   #1
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Gnome on Gentoo


I've been using KDE exclusively on my Gentoo box, but I wanted to try Gnome, so I did an emrege for Gnome 2.6.2-rc1 and an etc-update and everything went well with no errors. However, when I try to run Gnome, I get the Gnome environment, but with the TWM window manager instead of Metacity. Does anyone know how to correct this problem? Thanks.
 
Old 10-30-2004, 10:36 PM   #2
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Just a guess, but metacity is a separate package. Did that get emerged too?
 
Old 10-30-2004, 11:08 PM   #3
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Yes I did. If I kill TWM I can start Metacity manually, but I don't know what file to edit to make Metacity the permanent choice.
 
Old 10-31-2004, 12:01 AM   #4
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Hmm, haven't used Gnome in quite some time. I suspect there's some kind of configuration file in ~/.gnome or a similar place, but I couldn't tell you what it might be called. Perhaps you can:

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grep -iR twm ~/*
to see what files within any subdirectory of your home directory have the text "twm" in them. Perhaps someone else can offer more specific guidance.
 
Old 10-31-2004, 02:50 AM   #5
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Hmm.. have you tried the hard-core approach?

killall twm && metacity &

Then when logging out, check the save session box.
 
  


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