[xmonad] beginner xmonad question

G. Nikiforov g_nikiforov at hotmail.com
Thu Sep 8 15:52:31 CEST 2011

Thanks a lot to all of you guys for your quick replies! Extremely helpful!

> Date: Thu, 8 Sep 2011 09:18:40 -0400
> From: byorgey at seas.upenn.edu
> To: xmonad at haskell.org
> Subject: Re: [xmonad] beginner xmonad question
> 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.
> -Brent
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