Forum: Window Mangers
Topic: Window manager
started by: sankarv
Posted by sankarv on June 21 2006,10:46For my user i installed ICEWM window manager through Mydsl. Currently it is in this WM only.Now how can i switch between window managers??
Posted by kerry on June 21 2006,11:08Ohhh, the icewm in dsl repo is no good. I'm not understanding this "Currently it is in this WM only" do you mean your already in icewm or fluxbox or jwm? I beleave you can just choose exit which will take you out of gui, than type start (fluxbox,jwm,icewm) not sure though, i only use fluxbox.
Posted by mikshaw on June 21 2006,14:16Please do not tangle the icewm uci extension into that mess by stating icewm in general is broken. I spent a good deal of time making sure it would work and continue to work in the future. =o)
The icewm2.dsl, icewm-full.dsl, and icewm-lite.tar.gz extensions are broken. They all overwrite .xinitrc, which is a very bad thing, and run from a fluxbox-specific restart menu item which doesn't work from jwm (the user is left to guess how to use the extension). The *.dsl versions also break desktop icons.
These extensions should be removed from the repository, please
Starting a different window manager in DSL typically requires editing /home/dsl/.xinitrc and /home/dsl/.desktop. The icewm.uci and evilwm.uci packages include a readme that explains how to do this:
Posted by kerry on June 21 2006,14:30Sorry mikshaw, i only meant the icewm-full. I haven't tried the rest. So the .uci one is the good one?
Posted by roberts on June 21 2006,14:30icewm2.dsl, icewm-full.dsl, and icewm-lite.tar.gz have been removed.
Posted by mikshaw on June 21 2006,14:41Thank you robert =o)
I didn't want to be a pain, but there have been several people who have broken their desktops after installing icewm.
Actually I'm not sure why i have that mkdir command in the wrapper at all....I'll have to test a little to refresh my memory.
EDIT: oh yeah...for the menu script. It won't work without the directory, and icewm doesn't make the dir until you change a setting. Maybe i should move the mkdir to the menu script...