kenny at hittsjunk.net
Mon May 2 15:08:12 UTC 2005
Gdm is a display manager, not a window manager.The difference is important.
I don't know what the default window manager is for Fedora, but
metacity will probably be best for accessibility.
Hope this helps.
On Mon, May 02, 2005 at 09:41:56AM -0400, Janina Sajka wrote:
> The default window manager for the Speakup Modified Fedora is GDM.
> In other words, Gnome is the default window environment on a Speakup
> Modified Fedora installation under Xwindows.
> So, if you follow the instructions in the HOWTO, you'll end up with
> everything you need, just as the HOWTO says.
> But, no. You are going to second guess. OK. Your choice.
> Luke Yelavich writes:
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> > On Mon, May 02, 2005 at 05:56:07PM EST, Gustafsson Kristoffer (elev) wrote:
> > > Hello!
> > > What differences is there between the gnome desktop environment and the x environment?
> > > I have read a bit, but can't really find any.
> > X is the graphical environment that communicates with your video
> > hardware to display graphics, the mouse pointer, etc. GNOME is a desktop
> > environment that has everything you need to run and manage running
> > grapical applications. It has a window manager, provides a desktop
> > background, and other features to make using apps easier. The various
> > components of GNOME communicate with X to display their content.
> > > also, what packages do I need to install in order to enable gnoe?
> > > I didn't install it with fedora core since I'm unsure if gnome will start automatically as x does if I select that during the installation.
> > I am unable to help you there, as even though a lot of distros package
> > GNOME, they all package it differently.
> > > is there automatic boot of gnome like for x?
> > > thanks
> > Automatic booting of GNOME requires X to do so. So in effect, X is being
> > loaded, but with GNOME as well.
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