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- Subject: Re: [Sawfish] Sawfish with gnome3
- From: dmg <dmg@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 8 Jan 2012 12:06:18 -0800
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I have been struggling over the last two years to get sawfish running
the simplest, and most reliable way I have found is to remove
"metacity", create a symbolic link from metacity to sawfish and then
it works :)
On Sun, Jan 8, 2012 at 12:02 PM, Michal Jaegermann <michal@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 26, 2011 at 05:40:04PM -0500, Brett Viren wrote:
>> On Mon, Dec 26, 2011 at 1:21 PM, Brian <oldminer@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> > XMonad has explicit instructions for setting it up as the WM for
>> > Gnome3 here: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Xmonad#GNOME_3_and_xmonad
>> I followed this replacing "xmonad" with "sawfish" everywhere and left
>> off the 3rd part which seems to be xmonad specific (?). After logging
>> out back to gdm3 and selecting the new session and logging back in I'm
>> greeted with an error:
>> Xsession: unable to launch "gnome-session --session=sawfish"
>> Xsession --- "gnome-session --session=sawfish" not found; falling back
>> to default session.
> I did a bit of experimenting with all of this. It looks like that
> if you will provide a file
> then you can start the whole thing by running:
> /usr/bin/gnome-session --session=gnome-sawfish
> Still I failed to figure out what I should really put into this
> 'gnome-sawfish.session' to get what I want. OTOH dropping into
> /usr/share/xsessions/ a file gnome-sawfish.desktop with the
> following content:
> [Desktop Entry]
> Name=Gnome with Sawfish
> makes 'Gnome with Sawfish' to show up among session choices in gdm.
> With the following in /usr/local/bin/gnome-sawfish-start:
> ( sleep 2 ; sawfish --replace ) &
> exec /usr/bin/gnome-session --session=gnome-fallback
> this runs sawfish as a window manager of a Gnome session just fine
> and, no less important, correctly exits with "Log Out".
> An advantage over "autostart" I used earlier is that in this way you
> have more session choices.
> It is possible that there are more direct ways to achieve the same
> effect but from my "simple" attempts this is what reliably worked.
> Sawfish ML
Daniel M. German