[Xmonad] Howtos wanted: Configuring xmonad with display managers

Jeremy Shaw jeremy at n-heptane.com
Sat Jun 2 15:17:06 EDT 2007

At Sat, 2 Jun 2007 12:01:34 -0600,
Jason Creighton wrote:
> Hi,
> I keep running into people on #xmonad or #haskell who are trying to
> configure, eg, gdm to run xmonad. I've never run a display manger, so I
> have no clue how to help them. I think it would be great if we had a
> page that listed most popular display manger type configurations, and
> how to set up xmonad in them.

For kde you can set the environment variable KDEWM=xmonad. Then KDE
will start like normal, but it will use xmonad instead of kwin. I
believe you would have to make your .xsession look something like


export KDEWM=/usr/local/bin/xmonad

However, I have not tested this.


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