Fwd: Re: gnome version? gnome2? non-GUI choose a wm?

On Sun, 8 Sep 2002, Peter Leftwich wrote:
> On Sun, 8 Sep 2002, Malcolm Tredinnick wrote:
> > There is really no such concept. Any given GNOME release is a collection
> > of packages of differing version numbers. A lot of these packages can be
> > upgraded at different times without too much harm (in fact, that is a
> > requirement in the GNOME 2.0.x branch -- API and ABI backwards
> > compatibility.
> >
> > Furthermore, you can run applications linked against GNOME 1 libraries
> > in a GNOME 2 environment. See, for example, Evolution.
> >
> > So, really, you need to phrase your question differently. What are you
> > trying to differentiate between?
> >
> > Far from being worried, that is a good thing. Every package that depends
> > upon libgnome for GNOME 2 uses ~/.gnome2 and ~/.gnome2_private for
> > storing user-specific data. Applications that rely upon GNOME 1
> > libraries, as well as gnome-vfs in GNOME 2 (which does not depend upon
> > libgnome) will use ~/.gnome and friends.
> After installing Gnome and a number of related apps (Office for example), I
> must have about 8x the number of dot-files and dot-directories in my home
> directory as I once had.  I'll leave all the .gnome* stuff alone but it
> would be nice to reduce the clutter :)
> > > [2] Is there a non-GUI way (i.e. before running startx) to select what windows manager I want to use?
> > Export the WINDOW_MANAGER environment variable before starting
> > gnome-session (so either in ~/.xinitrc or ~/.gnomerc or ~/.xsessionrc.
> > Malcolm
> Could you be more specific about what this export(ing) involves?
> Do I run a setenv command and then startx?  Or do I scout Google for some
> sample ~/.gnomerc and ~/.xsessionrc files (of which I have neither)?
> Does it matter that in my /etc/ttys I have ttyv8 as cons25 and off, and
> that (by the way) I used to have xdm -nodaemon and off specified for the
> same ttyv8??  Still lost.  Could you elaborate please?
> > gnome-list mailing list
> > gnome-list gnome org
> > http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/gnome-list
> Really appreciate it, thanks.

Adding just the line "wmaker &" before "exec gnome-session" in my
~/.xinitrc fixed everything!  Yeay!

Peter Leftwich
President & Founder
Video2Video Services
Box 13692, La Jolla, CA, 92039 USA

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