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Re: Starting KDE or GNOME



More accurately, /usr/bin/gnome-wm is a shell script that checks if
you explicitly asked for a window manager; otherwise it looks for any of

  metacity sawfish sawmill enlightenment icewm wmaker fvwm2 qvwm fvwm twm kwm

in your $PATH and picks the first that it finds.  It then execs the
window manager.  The message below comes from metacity, and you have
to type 'metacity --replace' directly if you want to follow
suggestion, because gnome-wm absorbs the option.  BTW, it seems it
will only replace another metacity.  General switching is possible,
e.g.,

  kill `ps -e | grep metacity | cut -c-5`; sawfish &

Hoping this is remotely helpful

  Christian


Excerpt of my message (sent 11 March 2003):
> try 'gnome-wm'.  When I run it here where it is already running, I get
> a complaint, of course:
> 
>     Window manager warning: Screen 0 on display ":0.0" already has a
>     window manager; try using the --replace option to replace the
>     current window manager.

> Excerpt of message (sent 11 March 2003) by Ryan McDougall:
> > How do you start KDE or GNOME manually?





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