Latest LQ Deal: Complete CCNA, CCNP & Red Hat Certification Training Bundle
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 10-15-2008, 09:18 PM   #1
Registered: Oct 2008
Posts: 83

Rep: Reputation: 15
What Do I Do To Load Up IceWM And Replace Nautilus?

Hi, guys. In my ubuntu 8.04, I want to replace Nautilus with IceWM as a window manager, at least temporarily to try it out. However, after installing it, when I try to load it up I get the following message. What do I do?

x@xx:~$ icewm
IceWM: using /home/x/.icewm for private configuration files
IceWM: xinerama: heads=1
IceWM: xinerama: 0 +0+0 1280x768
IceWM: A window manager is already running, use --replace to replace it

Old 10-15-2008, 10:02 PM   #2
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jul 2006
Posts: 24

Rep: Reputation: 2
firstly, Nautilus with IceWM are 2 completely different purpose application. Nautilus is a file manager e.g. windows explorer(winxp), konqueror, midnight commander whereas iceWM is a Window Maker e.g. windows xp desktop, gnome, kde, blackbox, fluxbox.

the main purpose of iceWM
The goal of IceWM is speed, simplicity, and not getting in the user's way.
which also in turn u add-on/config everything unlike say gnome/kde wm.

so im not sure if that is what u want at this point as it does require alot of customization and good understanding in the packages available.

i dont use ubuntu but in most binary distro, config is done automatically for u. once u installed icewm, u log off and simply select "iceWM" as ur sessions, and u should be kicked in a nice simple default icewm desktop and start customizing.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Icewm won't shutdown with Nautilus Oh Cisco Debian 6 08-11-2009 06:06 AM
How to load an index.htm file to replace IT WORKS! :) nighttraindb Slackware 13 08-31-2008 01:23 PM
Debian 4.0: How to replace GNOME with IceWM? How to boot straight into terminal? linkmaster03 Linux - General 4 06-22-2008 03:55 PM
nautilus crashes when I drag files and epiphany wont load Niteskye Slackware 2 02-05-2006 03:54 AM
Running Nautilus on IceWM GT_Onizuka Linux - Software 0 05-06-2004 06:32 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:51 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration