GNOME and the way forward
Posted Aug 19, 2005 1:58 UTC (Fri) by hp
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The way you change window managers is:
Replace "fvwm2 -replace" with the equivalent for your WM of choice.
You can also just run any WM in .Xclients prior to launching Metacity (or other WM), and the second-launched WM should silently exit and leave the first one in charge. Basically WMs have a protocol to see if another one is running and to replace another one only if requested.
The way you posted is a gross hack to work around a version of Sawfish without a -replace mode, but most WMs have -replace (and if they don't, that's where the bug lies).
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