Re: [Sawfish] Fedora, Gnome, Weyland and sawfish

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Allan Duncan <amd2345@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> This doesn't seem to have made the list.
> On 14/04/17 16:22, Stefan Husmann wrote:
>> Allan Duncan <amd2345@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>>> I have been quite happy with my XFCE/sawfish combo, but I want to take
>>> advantage of the weyland backend, now shipping as part of gnome.
>>> Has anyone succeeded in switching window managers?
>>> For that matter, how do I make the change to gnome anyway, apart from
>>> doing a complete new distro install?
>>> -- 
>>> Sawfish ML
>> Hello,
>> what advantages of the wayland backend do you expect? Especially if you
>> intend to use sawfish under Gnome? I do not think there are any, on the
>> contrary. You will need the Xwayland layer, which adds one more layer
>> and will make things slowwer.
> I was under the impression that - at some stage - wayland was supposed 
> to make use of any GPU available.
> I'm a bit vague about where the various blocks of the display system fit 
> together, but thought that wayland talked directly to the backend 
> drivers.  Are you implying that Xwayland would precede wayland in the 
> chain, and a window manager would be feeding into Xwayland?
>> Gnome and XFCE can coexist on your system. There is definitely no need
>> to einstall the whole system. Just install the relevant Gnome packages.
> Yeah, that would be ideal, but working out what those packages might be 
> and then making them automagically fire up is beyond me.
Well I do not know Fedora well, but isn't Gnome the default desktop there?
>> How do yo invoke XFCE? If you are using a display manager, you should be
>> able to configure it in a way so you can choose the desktop environment
>> at startup. If you use plain startx, you would need to change the
>> .xinitrc file each time.
> Buggered if I know - I set it up quite some time back using a Fedora 
> XCFE spin, then hacked it to use sawfish.
You need nto figure that out. How do you start your computer?

But these questions are not at all related to sawfish, and so you will
get better answers on a Fedora forum or mailing list.


Sawfish ML

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