[xmonad] Gnome3 and xmonad

Jens Petersen juhp at community.haskell.org
Fri May 6 10:13:18 CEST 2011

On 1 May 2011 17:46, Magnus Therning <magnus at therning.org> wrote:
> Gnome3 just hit my distribution and after the upgrade from Gnome2 I no
> longer get xmonad on login :(

What distro are you using btw?

> There are many things I like about Gnome3 and the shell, but I've
> gotten really used to xmonad, manipulating windows via the keyboard,
> and most importantly I love the tiling window placement.
> I can't seem to find any description of using xmonad with Gnome3, is
> there any?

I did this recently for Fedora 15 (also for bluetile)
which will ship shortly with GNOME3.

Short summary story:

1. create a xmonad.session file for gnome-session
   to live in /usr/share/gnome-session/sessions iirc
2. run: gnome-session --session=xmonad
3. (Better create an xsession file to do 2.)

The fedora 15 packages of xmonad and bluetile
already have the above and should just work: you can
just select "xmonad GNOME" (or "GNOME + bluetile")
from gdm.

Hth, Jens

ps Note however gnome-session seems a bit "sensitive" yet about other
wm's (bug perhaps?) and sometimes show a "Fail whale" dialog - I guess
because it didn't notice the wmgr... but I have just mean ignoring/minimizing
though - until I have time to look further into it.

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