installing much desktops

Jude DaShiell jdashiel at
Mon May 2 12:04:26 UTC 2016

T.V. Raman shared his stumpwm set up on the emacspeak list a while back, 
that may be a good one to try.

On Mon, 2 May 2016, Tim Chase wrote:

> Date: Mon, 2 May 2016 06:33:58
> From: Tim Chase <blinux.list at>
> Reply-To: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at>
> To: blinux-list at
> Subject: Re: installing much desktops
> On May  2, 2016, Kristoffer Gustafsson wrote:
>> can I install many desktops at the same time?
> My first interpretation was that you had a lab full of machines and
> you wanted to bulk-install across them.  In which case, yes, Debian
> can be automated to do that.
> However, reading further, I understood that you want multiple desktop
> environments (DE) and/or window-managers (WM).  You can certainly
> install as many as you want, though can usually only run one at a
> time.  It helps if your login manager is DE/WM aware.  I believe the
> stock "xdm" is pretty dumb about it, needing an add-on tool that lets
> you pick your DE/WM as it starts up.  There are others such as "gdm"
> or "slim" that let you choose your DE/WM at startup.
> So yes, I have a couple machines with multiple DE/WMs installed and
> flip between them as needed.  I spend most of my time in fluxbox
> mostly because it's lightweight and easily configured for keyboard
> control to launch apps and manipulate windows.  I don't know how
> accessible it is though.  But occasionally I switch over to XFCE or
> others just to try them.
> -tim
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