Thursday, August 24, 2006

Changing your X11 window manager

For fun I decided to play around with the window manager I use under X11. It's really simple, but I found it tough to get any info so I hope this will save others time.

Step 1:

Install your new window manager. I used fink to install flushbox and enlightenment, but this method will work for other types of installation.

Step 2:

Create a file in your home directory called .xinitrc and add this single line

exec /path/to/installed/windowManager

Now quit and restart X11. To change back simply remove or undo the changes to the .xinitrc file.

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