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Thread: How can I choose both Gnome and fvwm at the start menu?

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    Question How can I choose both Gnome and fvwm at the start menu?

    How can I choose both Gnome and fvwm at the start menu?

    After I setup the fvwm-themes I have changed /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc from

    Code:
    # su
    Code:
    exec $WINDOWMANAGER 
    #exec fvwm-themes-start
    into

    Code:
    # exec $WINDOWMANAGER 
    exec fvwm-themes-start
    then I can use fvwm-themes but not Gnome anymore; however, if I use
    Code:
    exec $WINDOWMANAGER
    I can only use normal fvwm not fvwm-themes. And I can log on the Gnome.

    May I ask how can I choose both fvwm-themes and Gnome from the start menu please? Cheers.

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    Default Re: How can I choose both Gnome and fvwm at the start menu?

    Gnome and fvwm are mutually exclusive at the login menu.

    I suspect the issue is that they each look for themes in a different place; assuming the themes are compatible, have you tried putting a link between the relevant folders and then selecting the theme once you are logged in?

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    Default Re: How can I choose both Gnome and fvwm at the start menu?

    Did you check the fvwm site? I found this by Googling "fvwm gnome" -- http://www.fvwm.org/documentation/faq/#2.8

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    Default Re: How can I choose both Gnome and fvwm at the start menu?

    The link isn't working. Can you be a bit more explicit about what you are trying to do? AFAIK there should be no problem running Gnome programs within fvwm, that is, you can have Gnome programs appearing on the desktop - but you cannot simultaneously log in to two different desktops.

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    Default Re: How can I choose both Gnome and fvwm at the start menu?

    Sorry, about the bad link. Here's the fvwm FAQ page.

    FVWM - FAQ
    Code:
    http://www.fvwm.org/documentation/faq/
    The FAQ I was trying to list is #2.8

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    Default Re: How can I choose both Gnome and fvwm at the start menu?

    Your original question was confusing. As the link shows, you can use fvwm as an alternative window manager in either Gnome or KDE. This has nothing to do with themes but with replacing the default window manager. In each case, you load the session and change the default configuration of the desktop environment to use fvwm instead.

    Depending on the applications you then use you may see little difference in the look and feel of the desktop environment or you may find some things display differently.

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