[xmonad] Re: Bug#599211: xmonad: if another wm is already running, please give a more descriptive error message

Joachim Breitner nomeata at debian.org
Tue Oct 5 13:54:46 EDT 2010

Hi Timo,

thanks for your bug report.

Am Dienstag, den 05.10.2010, 20:11 +0300 schrieb Timo Juhani Lindfors:
> Package: xmonad
> Version: 0.9.1-2+b1
> Severity: wishlist
> Steps to reproduce:
> 1) Start some other wm
> 2) Run xmonad
> Expected results:
> 2) xmonad informs the user that a wm is already running and exits
> Actual results:
> 2) xmonad prints
> /home/lindi/.xmonad/xmonad-x86_64-linux: executeFile: does not exist (No such file or directory)
> X Error of failed request:  BadAccess (attempt to access private resource denied)
>   Major opcode of failed request:  2 (X_ChangeWindowAttributes)
>   Serial number of failed request:  7
>   Current serial number in output stream:  8
> and leaves the user completely puzzled. Please consider printing
> something like
> "xmonad: Another window manager already running, exiting..."
> instead or in addition to the above error message.

I’d say it should just replace the running window manager, but if that
is not easily possible, you are right. I’m therefore CC’ing the xmonad
mailing list: Is there a taker for this issue?


Joachim "nomeata" Breitner
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