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khingebjerg
November 7th, 2009, 04:23 PM
Hi.

I recently installed Ubuntu 9.10, and when i launch XMonad from gdm it takes much longer to start than gnome, and I find that a little strange. Have anybody else experienced this, and can I do anything to speed it up?

Oh, and it's the same in XUbuntu 9.10, which I'm running now, except that now of course it is XFCE that starts faster than XMonad.

/khingebjerg

semperfizh
December 7th, 2009, 08:04 PM
Indeed, that is true, if you start your session by choosing XMonad.
However if you start XMonad within gnome session, then you
dont notice any difference in boot time.

Just a note: As far as I know Gnome is not a window manager, metacity is the one
which runs by default. Running XMonad, you replace metacity and not necessarily
gnome.

Cheers

akashiraffee
December 7th, 2009, 08:24 PM
Just a note: As far as I know Gnome is not a window manager, metacity is the one
which runs by default. Running XMonad, you replace metacity and not necessarily
gnome.


Yo, totally correct. You should not run XMonad in Gnome, you should run it INSTEAD of gnome or XFCE.

Unless you want to do it this way:
http://haskell.org/haskellwikiXmonadUsing_xmonad_in_Gnome#Starting_GN OME_with_xmonad

eg:


Overall most people on a variety of distros seem to get best results by using an applications/xmonad.desktop file and telling gnome to use xmonad instead of metacity by running:
gconftool-2 -s /desktop/gnome/session/required_components/windowmanager xmonad --type string
For xmonad to start automatically on login you need an applications/xmonad.desktop file on your system. If your distro doesn't provide it, create the following file:

If you do this any other way you will just be screwing stuff up.

semperfizh
December 7th, 2009, 08:54 PM
Yo, totally correct. You should not run XMonad in Gnome, you should run it INSTEAD of gnome or XFCE.

Unless you want to do it this way:
http://haskell.org/haskellwikiXmonadUsing_xmonad_in_Gnome#Starting_GN OME_with_xmonad

eg:


If you do this any other way you will just be screwing stuff up.

Actually, I found a method running XMonad within Gnome and
all works great! (I did not follow haskell.org recommendation, which indeed
screws things up.)
Now it is for me like using Gnomes
advantages with a beautiful tiling window manager. PS. import module "XMonad.Config.Gnome" in your ~/.xmoand/xmonad.hs ;)

akashiraffee
December 7th, 2009, 09:36 PM
Well, that's cool then, as long as you know what you are doing.

This is the first real world app I've ever seen written in Haskell. Apparently it is making a comeback! :p

semperfizh
December 8th, 2009, 02:02 AM
Well, that's cool then, as long as you know what you are doing.

This is the first real world app I've ever seen written in Haskell. Apparently it is making a comeback! :p


It has always been there... hehe ;). Anyway, ubuntu should definitely take
tiling windows as an option into its new releases. Why do we always have to hack
for the cool things!?