Xfce 3.8.16 and a different window manager
christoph.bier at web.de
Thu May 1 22:40:20 CEST 2003
these days I checked Xfce and I like it very much!
Even though configuration it's not that complex
I couldn't figure out how to use Xfce with a
different window manager than Xfwm. I tried
selecting enlightenment from the Debian menue.
Enlightenment started but offered "its" desktop,
i.e. no Xfce panel, no Xfce pager, the Enlightenment
Iconbox and pager, a clock . . . and a different
background than the one I've chosen before with
"plain" Xfce (probably meaning Xfce with Xfwm).
Starting Xfce out of a xterm with xfce is possible
but very uncomfortable, if to be done after every
login. And changing the background with the thereby
launched Xfce panel frozes the desktop.
BTW: I start Xfce with the Xsession in GDM.
I guess there's an easy way to tell Xfce to use
enlightenment instead of Xfwm, but I've overlooked
it. Besides I don't know how to use the Gnome applets
with Xfce. So far I read http://www.xfce.org/help/html/help.html,
checked the Mailing List Archives till December
2002 and searched the Usenet.
I know, I do not use the most recent version of
Xfce :-). But I use Debian Woody and don't want
to compile all the Xfce4-related sources from
unstable because it seems to be much more elaborate
than compiling the tetex2-sources =).
Any help appreciated!
Christoph Bier, Dipl.Oecotroph., Email: bier at wiz.uni-kassel.de
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