[xmonad] Going Gnomeless (and Unityless on Oneiric)

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at gmail.com
Sat Jan 14 23:19:39 CET 2012

On Sat, Jan 14, 2012 at 16:58, Jacek Generowicz <jacek.generowicz at cern.ch>wrote:

> - 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

nm-applet will work with something like trayer instead of the GNOME panel,
although you may need to run xmonad under ck-start-session.

wicd is another possibility, and should be in the universe repo.

> - 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.

It should be possible to run gnome-control-center or systemsettings (the
KDE version, which you might need to install) without having to start
either Gnome or KDE.  The latter might work better, as KDE's not as much
into the "let's start the whole desktop first!" thing.

brandon s allbery                                      allbery.b at gmail.com
wandering unix systems administrator (available)     (412) 475-9364 vm/sms
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