[xmonad] xmonad as a stand-alone?

Džen yvldwt at gmail.com
Tue Sep 20 18:01:36 CEST 2011

I have the following lines in my .profile, works perfectly:

if [ "`tty`" = /dev/tty1 ] && [ -z "$DISPLAY" ]; then

A bit better than running startx off the shell IMO :)


On 19/09/2011 21:47, Brent Yorgey wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 19, 2011 at 10:50:17AM +0200, Christopher Svanefalk wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> I am rather new to "manually" setting up a desktop environment, so please
>> bear with me.
>> I would like to be able to boot my system straight into xmonad, without
>> having to have any particular desktop environment installed. Currently, I
>> run LXDE and am able to choose xmonad as my wm, but LXDE is of course still
>> present, and I would like to be rid of it. My goal is a "clean system" based
>> only around xmonad and any other packages I need to get it running.
>> How could I accomplish this? What config files would I have to fiddle with
>> to get it running, and what other packages would I need apart from
>> xmonad?
> This is what I do.  I just run xmonad from my ~/.xinitrc which is run
> by X on startup.  I do not have a display manager running; when my
> computer boots up it just drops me into a shell prompt, and from there I
> type 'startx' which starts X and xmonad.  Using a display manager so you
> boot directly into xmonad is not too hard either.
> -Brent

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