[xmonad] Xmonad 0.5 + Gnome

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Sat Dec 29 23:54:42 EST 2007

On Dec 29, 2007, at 23:47 , Jevin Maltais wrote:

> So I'd like to be Xmonad to replace metacity in gnome.  I've read (and
> tried) the instructions over at: http://xmonad.org/gnome.html which is
> a great write-up.  Unfortunately however, I just can't get it to fly
> with gnome.
> setting WINDOW_MANGER="/home/jevin/bin/xmonad" gets me gnome + xmonad
> but the gnome-panel is why weird on workspace 1 and simply does not
> appear on the other workspaces.  Attached is the result.

The instructions are out of date; use the EwmhDesktops extension if  
you want to run a panel or dock, whether Gnome, KDE, or standalone.   
(defaultGaps and the manageHook were a bit of a hack and broke if  
e.g. the panel tried to display a dialog box; EwmhDesktops does it  

brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] allbery at kf8nh.com
system administrator [openafs,heimdal,too many hats] allbery at ece.cmu.edu
electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university    KF8NH

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