[xmonad] Going Gnomeless (and Unityless on Oneiric)

Ivan Lazar Miljenovic ivan.miljenovic at gmail.com
Tue Jan 17 00:34:41 CET 2012

On 17 January 2012 10:28, Jacek Generowicz <jacek.generowicz at cern.ch> wrote:
> Ivan,
> Thanks for the summary.
> Ivan Lazar Miljenovic wrote:
>> If you want very minimal DE stuff, [...]  I've ended up using xfce's
>> power manager and wicd for networking.
> Yes, I'd like to try having something minimal around
> XMonad. Networking and power management are the obvious and
> fundamental things to be done outside XMonad. Anything else that might
> fall into this category, that I might be overlooking?

Blueman works for a bluetooth applet if you don't want gnome
dependencies; I think that covers all the "system" apps I use.

>> Xfce is more of a full-fledged DE, but unless it has changed recently
>> there's no official way of having a custom WM (other than using
>> session support to remember not to use xfce4wm and to launch xmonad).
> Is that a problem? Sounds like what you would have to do for pretty
> much any session manager.

LXDE has an actual config parameter for which WM to use (defaults to Openbox).

Ivan Lazar Miljenovic
Ivan.Miljenovic at gmail.com

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