[CentOS] Changing Window Mangager in X

Jose Alburquerque jaalburquerque at cox.net
Wed Mar 22 23:32:26 UTC 2006

Alexander Dalloz wrote:

>Am Mi, den 22.03.2006 schrieb Jose Alburquerque um 21:22:
>>Hi.  I've been running CentOS 4 since it was first released.  I just 
>>updated (via yum) to 4.3 yesterday (with no problems as most would 
>>guess!).  My system runs X on start up (initlevel 5) and uses gdm as the 
>>display manager.  I know that when I first installed CentOS 4 with GNOME 
>>as the default desktop, it came with metacity as the window manager (in 
>>fact it is still installed and I've never touched any of the X 
>>settings).  I would like to try another window manager (I saw one in the 
>>CentOS extras repository).  Can someone sort of guide me as to what I 
>>need to do to "run" a different window manager in X?  The window manager 
>>that I want to try is 'xfwm4'. Thanks.
>Use the "switchdesk" command.
Is xfwm4 a window manager specifically designed for xfce?  I was looking 
for an alternative window manager for GNOME and I kinda thought xfwm4 
was a simple window manager compatible with GNOME.  I guess I was 
misinformed.  Thanks for the info though!


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