[xmonad] Desktop Environment Integration

Magnus Therning magnus at therning.org
Thu Apr 5 10:22:31 CEST 2012

On Wed, Apr 4, 2012 at 03:38, Sean Allen <sean at monkeysnatchbanana.com> wrote:
> No right answer here. Just looking for information/advice about desktop
> environment integration.
> I've been using xmonad for about 16 months now and loving it. I currently
> use it integrated with gnome 2.
> About the only things I use gnome for are:
> gtk/desktop theming.
> easier multiple monitor setup.
> less x hassles.
> basically, has a shortcut to getting the basics configured.
> I'm going to be moving on from that machine soon and I'm trying to decide
> what to do.
> xmonad w/
> nothing? <-- and handle all of the above issues manually
> gnome 2?
> gnome 3?
> kde?
> Problems using any of the above? Suggestions based on what I really care
> about with using gnome for best things to use?
> Seriously considering just going w/ xmonad but I really do like the little
> layer of 'not x' that I get with a gnome or kde or xfce etc.

No one's mentioned it yet, but it might be worth having a look at LXDE
too.  I've been using it with xmonad for a while now and I'm very
happy with the combination.

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