[Xmonad] Re: How to combine xmonad with Ubuntu?

Kai Grossjohann kai at emptydomain.de
Tue Sep 11 07:22:41 EDT 2007

On Mon, Sep 10, 2007 at 02:59:18PM -0400, Geoffrey Alan Washburn wrote:

> I have found that including "gnome-settings-daemon" and 
> "gnome-power-manager" in ~/.xinitrc will allow me to retain unobtrusive 
> notifications concerning m laptop's battery.  I think starting 
> "update-notifier" will also present you with notifications concerning 
> updates, but I have not been able to test this yet.

This is interesting.  Perhaps I could log in via Gnome and take a
snapshot of all processes, then compare with the xmonad login.

I had been thinking of the opposite route: Keep the normal Gnome session
but just replace the window manager.  (Gnome has a setting that says
which WM to run.)  I'm not sure how that will pan out.

The dwm folks had been talking about making subuntu, another Ubuntu
derivative for shell (Plan9?) aficionados.  That hasn't gone anywhere,
though, I believe.

And then I believe that you can get an X11-less system by installing the
server variant of Ubuntu.  Surely they have some mechanisms for updates
and the like that do not depend on a desktop environment.  But I don't
know any details.


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