[xmonad] Desktop Environment Integration

Morel Pisum morel.pisum at googlemail.com
Thu Apr 5 14:05:32 CEST 2012

i use xmonad without anything.
i use arandr (a gui-application) for setting up multiple monitors.
i use wicd(-gui) for setting up wire(less)-connections.
i use "xsetroot -cursor_name left_ptr" in my .xinitrc to set the cursor.
i use "setxkbmap -layout de" to set my keyboard-layout.

so, my point is that xmonad really doens't require/need
desktop-environment. but, yea, it can be nice :)

Am 04.04.2012 03:38, schrieb Sean Allen:
> 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.
> Thanks.
> -Sean-
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