[xmonad] Xmonad 0.5 + Gnome

Jevin Maltais jevin at techie.com
Thu Jan 3 17:53:15 EST 2008

I would be happy to write the update.  The only issue is that I still
don't have it working properly!  I seems like something is taking over
the desktop.  Anything launched with dmenu flashes onto the screen but
disappears.  I can see it in Gnome's workspace thumbnail but not on
the screen.  If I change to workspace two or three, I can control
windows no problems.  Really weird.  Any ideas?

I have basically done the configs specified for both EwmhDesktops and

Again, I get this working, I will make a patch (or a wiki page?) for
the xmonad.org/gnome.html.


On Jan 3, 2008 2:40 PM, Don Stewart <dons at galois.com> wrote:
> allbery:
> >
> > 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 The instructions are out of date; use the EwmhDesktops extension if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
> > correctly.)
> Can someone familiar with gnome either update that document,
> or move its contents to the wiki, so it can be updated by others, then?
> -- Don

Jevin Maltais [jevin at techie.com]

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