getting rid of gnome
kevintm at ameritech.net
Tue Jun 17 22:57:07 UTC 2008
Andras Simon wrote:
> What is the official way to get rid of either gnome, or just its
> default WM (metacity?) (I'm not sure where one ends and the other
> begins) and replace it (or just the WM) with another, lightweight WM?
Funny you should ask this as I just went thru the pain today of
replacing GDM and GNOME with XDM and fluxbox. I found that (in Fedora
8) I needed to create a /etc/sysconfig/desktop file with the following
Then I needed to modify /etc/X11/xinit/Xclients and make it read this way:
GSESSION="$(which gnome-session 2>/dev/null)"
STARTKDE="$(which startkde 2>/dev/null)"
# New line FLUXBOX
FLUXBOX="$(which startfluxbox 2>/dev/null)"
# check to see if the user has a preferred desktop
if [ -f /etc/sysconfig/desktop ]; then
if [ "$DESKTOP" = "GNOME" ]; then
elif [ "$DESKTOP" = "KDE" ]; then
# Following 2 lines are new
elif [ "$DESKTOP" = "FLUXBOX" ]; then
Then I also, for my user, created a ~/.xsession file that says:
exec startfluxbox &
You should be able to duplicate this with whatever you need.
Let us know how things go.
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