Re: To sawfish from metacity?

On Tue, 23 Mar 2010 19:35:53 -0500 (CDT)
wrote Dale Huckeby <spock evansville net>:

>Since I don't know of a sawfish for dummies list I hope this one isn't too 
>inappropriate for my questions. I used sawfish before gnome dropped it (when 
>it was still sawmill, I think) and liked it, but haven't been able to use it 
>since. I recently decided to make another effort, but so far no joy. I've
>been opening a terminal window and issuing the command:
>: killall metacity; sleep 2; sawfish &
>but it doesn't seem to change anything. If I close that terminal window I 
>lose my panel as well as the close, maximize and minimize buttons on the 
>windows of any apps I open. In fact, I lose the ability to do anything at 
>all and end up having to do a Ctl-Alt-Backspace into a reboot, at which 
>point I'm right back in metacity. I hope I'm not imposing but i wonder if 
>anybody can give me some idea as to how to get rid of metacity (tenacity?) 
>and replace it with sawfish in gnome as my window manager?
>Dale Huckeby (frustrated end-user)


If you use gnome >= 2.24 open gconf-editor. Then desktop -> gnome ->
session -> required_components and replace metacity with sawfish
by windowmanager and restart gnome session. Good luck. 


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