[xmonad] beginner xmonad question

Brent Yorgey byorgey at seas.upenn.edu
Thu Sep 8 15:18:40 CEST 2011

On Thu, Sep 08, 2011 at 04:00:34PM +0300, G. Nikiforov wrote:
> Hello, I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 with Gnome and FVWM and recently installed Xmonad as well from the Ubuntu package manager. It comes up as a session option in the gdm login screen. Once I'm in Xmonad, what command can I use to log out so that I get back to the gdm log in screen? So far I have always had to restart, which isn't ideal.
> My second question is regarding the setup. I read the following page:
> http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/Xmonad/Using_xmonad_in_Gnome
> Am I correct into assuming that I have to do this in case I want
> Gnome to use Xmonad as opposed to metacity? (which I don't
> want). For me it would be ideal just to be able to choose between
> window managers/desktop environments from the gdm login screen. In
> that case I don't really need to do anything else, don't I?

Correct.  xmonad can be used on its own, you do not have to use it
with gnome. Those instructions are indeed for replacing metacity with
xmonad. If you do nothing, you will be able to choose bewteen (1)
gnome+metacity and (2) xmonad.


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