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How to start different Window Managers?
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benali72

Joined: 09 Aug 2006
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PostPosted: Tue 25 Jun 2013, 11:22    Post_subject:  How to start different Window Managers?  

I thought it'd be fun to try some different Window Managers, so I used the Installer to download and install Fluxbox and IceWM. But how do I shutdown JWM and start one of these two instead? I don't see any options to select other Window Managers from the SHUTDOWN menu.

Thanks!
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akash_rawal

Joined: 25 Aug 2010
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Location: ISM Dhanbad, Jharkhand, India

PostPosted: Tue 25 Jun 2013, 11:46    Post_subject:  

Exit from X and then type xwin <window manager name>. e.g. xwin icewm
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Galbi


Joined: 21 Sep 2011
Posts: 455
Location: Bs.As. - Argentina.

PostPosted: Tue 25 Jun 2013, 11:57    Post_subject:  

Kill the X server with Ctrl+Alt+BackSpace.
Then, in the text prompt type
Code:
# xwin icewm


If you don't know the exact command to start any WM, at the text prompt, type a few letters and the 2 or 3 times the TAB key i.e

Code:
#fluxb [TAB] [TAB]


the autocompletion will show one or more commands you can try (always with xwin before).

This works most of the times, but with some estrange WM you´ll have to deal with .xinitrc Google about it.

Enjoy.
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