[linux-elitists] GNOME report.
Karsten M. Self
Fri Jan 9 00:06:20 PST 2004
on Thu, Jan 08, 2004 at 12:22:23AM -0800, Nathaniel Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 08, 2004 at 12:08:18AM -0800, Jim Richardson wrote:
> > Actually, that's just what GNOME session gave me, I think it's a debian
> > thing, but I don't know. I do know that I had a couple of other wms
> > installed, including larswm, and KDM (maybe that's the problem? ) first
> > started GNOME up with lwm, not particularly useful. Oem maybe it was
> > 9wm, I forget.
> Probably it defaults to "x-window-manager", a symlink to some window
> manager deemed to be "sensible" somehow. It's managed with
> alternatives; I think it just defaults to the first or last wm you
> installed, or something like that, but you can change it by modifying
> /etc/alternatives/x-window-manager to point at the default you'd
The weights are assigned within the Debian packaging system, though how
they're determined and by whom, I'm not entirely sure (Joey?).
The defaults can be changed via 'update-alternatives'. RTFM for more
Karsten M. Self <email@example.com> http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
What Part of "Gestalt" don't you understand?
Backgrounder on the Caldera/SCO vs. IBM and Linux dispute.
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