installing ctwm

i installed ctwm package but it does not show off in the lightdm list of window manager
how can i make it appear there ?
and or
how to go to a console start from lightdm
jean pierre aubry

And where did you get that package from? Did you compile from source? (I can’t find that for openSUSE anywhere)

You need a desktop file in /usr/share/xsessions for a wm to show up.
If there’s none included in the ctwm package, you could f.e. use /usr/share/xsessions/twm.desktop as template.

Btw, kdm already includes a /usr/share/kde4/apps/kdm/sessions/ctwm.desktop, so I guess with kdm it should work out of the box…:wink:

Does it make a entry like this in xessions folder ?

$ls -l /usr/share/xsessions
total 20
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  207 Feb 19 19:12 gnome.desktop
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  172 Feb  1 21:53 icewm.desktop
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  165 Feb  1 21:19 openbox.desktop
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2656 Mar  7 13:57 razor.desktop
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  129 Feb  1 23:00 twm.desktop


just simply on this site at download > packages > ctwm

that what i just did, altering the exec to ctwm
but this launches twm instead, must be missing something
jean pierre aubry

i just forgot to put a :ctwmrc file in my $HOME folder,
in fact there was no file named .ctwmrc nowhere, just a system.ctwmrc in /etc/X11/ctwm created at install
thanks again looks like working
like in the good old unix days
i want to create a minimalist setup for numeric computing (finite element)