[xmonad] Going Gnomeless (and Unityless on Oneiric)
jacek.generowicz at cern.ch
Sat Jan 14 22:58:30 CET 2012
I'm returning to Linux after almost a decade away, and finally being
able to fully XMonadise my environment is a great (though
time-consuming) joy: The efficency of a finely tuned and customized,
all-encompassing XMonad setup is quite awesome. I apologize if I get
some of the current Linux terms long, in what follows.
I'm on Ubuntu Oneiric and have been running XMonad under Unity (which
seems to be partially built on Gnome?) I see a way forward for getting
rid of all Gnome or Unity features and replacing them with some
combination of XMonad, xmobar, dzen, conky etc., except for two:
- Gnome seems to do a fairly decent job of automatically detecting and
managing wireless networks. How would I go about this without
Gnome's assistance? Is there something that can be plugged into
XMonad which will show me available networks, and allow me to
choose, connect and disconnect (preferably without having to touch
the mouse, but also without having to type magic incantations
involving wpa_supplicant, iwconfig etc.) ?
- What's the quickest way of accessing system settings. I've been
trying to run without the unity panel and launcher, but I've had to
respawn them just to get access to system setting.
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