[xmonad] Gnome3 and xmonad

Ted Zlatanov tzz at lifelogs.com
Tue Jun 7 22:27:04 CEST 2011

On Mon, 23 May 2011 14:33:56 +0900 Jens Petersen <juhp at community.haskell.org> wrote: 

JP> User menu -> System Settings -> System Info -> Graphics -> Forced Fallback Mode.
>> That doesn't work for me :)

JP> Even after restarting your gnome session?

Oh yes, even after rebooting the machine and sacrificing a rabbit.

JP> Alternatively one can set a fallback or xmonad session with gsettings
JP> (which is comparable to the gconf setting to change window manager in gnome2).
>> Oh, that's not on the wiki, could you explain how to do it?

JP> Well, I think it is better to use "gnome-session --session=xmonad", which
JP> I think overrides the dconf org.gnome.desktop.session.session-name key,
JP> as discussed.  But anyway I thought I would just mention the key here for
JP> completeness.

JP> $ gsettings get org.gnome.desktop.session session-name
JP> 'gnome'
JP> $ gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.session session-name xmonad

JP> (I think forcing fallback mode as above will set the key to 'gnome-fallback'.)

Thanks for explaining!  I'll keep this in mind, too.


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