[xmonad] Gnome3 and xmonad
tzz at lifelogs.com
Thu May 19 15:26:51 CEST 2011
On Thu, 19 May 2011 14:07:22 +0900 Jens Petersen <juhp at community.haskell.org> wrote:
>> After playing with Gnome 3 for a bit, I've decided to simply stop using
>> Gnome and use XFCE instead. Thanks for the help but Gnome 3 really gets
>> in the way of using XMonad effectively, so I won't bother (and I'll save
>> myself quite a bit of memory and CPU as well).
JP> Were you using Gnome 2 before? Gnome 3 fallback seems pretty
JP> similar to Gnome 2 - so just curious if you see any new
JP> issues with using xmonad in Gnome 3's fallback mode?
I didn't need fallback in Gnome 2. I can't force fallback in Gnome 3,
it still doesn't use gnome-panel.
The best way I found so far (as suggested here) is:
% cat /usr/share/gnome-session/sessions/xmonad.session
% cat ~/.xsession
...and then use the "custom X" GDM session. This uses Gnome 2
components, I believe.
Incidentally, XFCE works OK but wasn't any better than Gnome 2. So
since I'm used to Gnome 2 I'm using the solution above for now.
I certainly wish I could use the Gnome 3 components but they've made
third-party window managers a really difficult option. Very frustrating
since I've always been a Gnome supporter and have been using custom
window managers since 1995 (ctwm was my first one; I've also used
Enlightenment, CDE, Ion 2 and 3, wmii, and StumpWM before finding
 it was hard to give up StumpWM's Lisp configuration for Haskell
because I am very comfortable with Lisp, but Haskell has its charms
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