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

Just an update for the archives, and future troubleshooters:

1. To fix this problem, make your .xinitrc look something like this.
	setenv WINDOW_MANAGER metacity
	metacity &
	exec gnome-session
Once Gnome 2 is working again, you can eliminate some of these.

2. Edit ~/.gnome2/default.wm to look something like this:

3. Rename or remove ~/.gnome2/session and re-run startx

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Peter Leftwich <Hostmaster Video2Video Com>
To: Gnome List <gnome-list gnome org>
Subject: gnome version? gnome2? non-GUI choose a wm?
Date: Sat, 7 Sep 2002 18:01:23 -0400 (EDT)

I have two quick questions but the help I hope to get on these topics will
make me feel wonderful and get me past a major HUGE ROAD BLOCK!!

[1] How do I determine what version of gnome I am running?  My ~/.xinitrc
has "exec gnome-session" in it so can I do a flag to gnome-session such as
-v?  Should I be worried that I have a .gnome AND a .gnome2 directory in my
home directory?

[2] Is there a non-GUI way (i.e. before running startx) to select what
windows manager I want to use?  I changed it in the GUI manner from
MetaCity to QVWM then tried to change back but now when I startx I get one
desktop wallpaper, then it changes to a different image, then just a cursor
to move around the screen and I must Ctrl-Alt-BS to crash XFree86.  On my
FreeBSD list someone said to edit or create the file ~/.gnome/default.wm
and I tried putting a WM=/usr/X11R6/bin/metacity line in there but that
didn't help.  Someone please rescue me from text-only land?  :)  Thanks!

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

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