Peter Milne peter at
Tue Apr 22 01:06:10 CEST 2003

On Mon, 21 Apr 2003 17:02:04 -0600
Peter Milne <peter at> wrote:

> On 21 Apr 2003 23:32:24 +0200
> Olivier Fourdan <fourdan at> wrote:
> > Peter,
> > 
> > xfwm is a window manager. icewm is another window manager. Only once
> > window manager can run at a time.
> > 
> > If you don't know what to do, run "startxfce" from a console.
> This is what I have done.  I edited my .xinitrc file where I normally have: #exec icewm  I changed it to #exec xfce.
> I then startx and xfce loads.  My problem is this, When I open my email client or browser, I no longer have the minimize, maximize or close x at the top of the window.  I cannot change windoow, I have to go to file, exit to close the window so I can view any other open window....why is this so? Another thing is to change my desktop from 1 to 2 or 3 or 4...this does not work.
> I realize everyone is working on xfce4 but if I want to gdt xfce3 running before I go to 4.  
Ahhhh....I just tried it again.  I logged out of icewm and got to the console.  Instead of going into my .xinitrc file and changing exec icewm to exec xfce, I just typed startxfce at the console.  Everything seems to work now.......I will explore some and see what happens.


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