View Full Version : [gnome] Making Metacity lie down. (Karmic)

December 4th, 2009, 06:54 PM
Being one who likes to hunt with the hounds and run with the hare, I like using fvwm as the WM on a Gnome desktop.

I have read the [SOLVED] thread about Metacity bouncing back up like a naughty puppy. This seems now to require considerable editing of config files.

With previous versions of Gnome I think it was possible to prevent Metacity restarting using the Current Session tab of gnome-session-properties. This allowed you to switch Metacity from "Restart" to "Normal".

This tab is no longer offered. Does anyone know exactly how it used to effect this switch?

December 4th, 2009, 08:39 PM
I don't know fvwm at all, but you could try using the command
fvwm --replace in the System->Preferences->Startup Applications utility window. This assumes that the command fvwm --replace will give you that WM in the first place, which is the part of this answer that I know nothing about.