[xmonad] Going Gnomeless (and Unityless on Oneiric)

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at gmail.com
Tue Jan 17 19:58:23 CET 2012

On Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 06:13, Jacek Generowicz <jacek.generowicz at cern.ch>wrote:

> Personally, I can't work with the "everything else has to be restarted
> every time you want to try something" workflow. (I won't really be
> happy until I can do kernel upgrades without having to log out (How's
> the Hurd getting on?) :-)

ksplice, anyone?

> > The other alternative is xinit/startx, which launches a server and
> > then feeds a connection to that server to a script which attaches
> > things to it to make a session.
> Any pointers on how to get this going?

Log in on the text console (ctrl-alt-f1 from the graphical login); "startx
-- :1".  Have your ~/.xinitrc set up to run xmonad (as previously
mentioned, you can simply link it to an existing ~/.xsession).

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