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

Adam Vogt vogt.adam at gmail.com
Tue Oct 5 18:51:31 EDT 2010


The replace flag is already done:

A prettier message about pre-existing window managers or changing the
default to --replace could still be an option.


* On Tuesday, October 05 2010, Joachim Breitner wrote:

>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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