Re: Afterstep not working with Gnome

Suresh Pillai (pillai@physics.ubc.ca)
Thu, 27 Apr 2000 19:19:13 -0700 (PDT)


As long as you have the gnome libs on your system, you don't actually have
to run gnome.

On Wed, 26 Apr 2000, Coplan wrote:

> Before anyone jumps on me, I did read the FAQs and the backlogs of this
> mailing list.  
> 
> Essentially, When I run Gnome (from my ~/.xinitrc: exec gnome-session),
> and X starts, the window manager doesn't start.  I have the WINDOW_MANAGER
> environment variable set to afterstep -- and I have the afterstep set as
> the default (current) window manager in the Gnome Control Panel.  When
> starting via startx -- I just don't get any transients or any window
> manager features for that matter.  Any ideas?  I've tried all I've seen so
> far.
> 
> I really only want to use gfm (I think that's what it's called, the file
> manager with desktop icons) -- not the panels. In that situation, would
> I still need to run the gnome-session, or is there a safe productive way
> to run the file manager without the rest of gnome?  Otherwise, the only
> other thing I use Gnome for are the games, and they don't need the entire
> environment.
> 
> I appreciate any help one can offer.
> 
> Thanks
> 
> --Coplan
> 
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