Xfce with sawfish as wm

Maximilien Noal noal.maximilien at gmail.com
Tue Sep 18 17:06:54 CEST 2012

On 18/09/2012 15:39, Allin Cottrell wrote:
> I prefer using sawfish as window-manager with Xfce. Mostly this works
> OK, except that the X screen looks chaotic at start-up. This seems to be
> an effect of the order in which programs are launched, with sawish
> starting after other things.
> In the Xfce "Sessions/Session and Startup" dialog I see sawfish marked
> as Priority 247. I can go into the Priority field and type "15" (which I
> gather is the right value for a wm) but it immediately reverts to 247.
> Other info: I'm starting Xfce 4.10 from the console via xinit. I
> originally got sawfish to replace xfwm4 by doing "sawfish --replace" in
> an Xfce session, and that much is being remembered OK from session to
> session.
> Any help would be appreciated.

Have you tried not to use the session cache, nor "Session and Startup" ?

 From my experience, editing 
/etc/xdg/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/xfce4-session.xml and 
replacing "xfwm4" with "other_wm" ("sawfish" in this case) is far more 
stable (if *no other* method to start the wm is used).

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