multwindow mode problem
dstrozzi at MIT.EDU
Thu Apr 1 19:19:33 CEST 2004
Well, I came in today, and multiwindow KDE works! I honestly did reboot
and got the same problem yesterday, so I'm not sure what it is. Bad
I'll let you know if it recurs, and if I have any success playing w/ the
On Thu, 1 Apr 2004, Ralf Habacker wrote:
> On Thursday 01 April 2004 07:42, David Strozzi wrote:
> > Hi,
> > First, KDE for cygwin is extremely helpful! Many thanks to its creators.
> Nice to hear.
> > I installed KDE 3.1.4 today, upgrading from 3.1.1. I could run KDe
> > 'normally' via
> > startx &
> > but not in 'multiwindow' (all windows just normal windoze windows)
> > start -multiwindow &
> > I get an error, identical to one in a post from February by Trevor
> > (http://lists.kde.org/?l=kde-cygwin&m=107769264302613&w=2), where
> > the KDE
> > desktop 'takes up' the whole screen except the windows taskbar, and I
> > can't get any windoze windows to come to the foreground.
> > So, I wiped cygwin off my hard drive, made a fresh install, and
> > multiwindow worked fine. For several times.
> > Then, I started 'full' KDE with startx &, and now the same problem occurs
> > with multiwindow!
> > Following Ralf's suggestion to Trevor, I looked to see if the process kwin
> > is running after KDE is done, and it is. I kill it, and multiwindow works
> > fine, new kde progs start as windoze windows, etc.
> > But, why does kwin start? When I run KDE with startx &, is that modifying
> > some initialization file?
> It is started from ksmserver by default. See /opt/kde3/bin/startkde
> # finally, give the session control to the session manager
> # if the KDEWM environment variable has been set, then it will be used as
> # window manager instead of kwin.
> # if KDEWM is not set, ksmserver will ensure kwin is started.
> I have tried to avoid this by setting
> KDEWM="unknown" # dummy name to avoid loading of a window manager
> but it seems not work in any case and I'm currently out of an idea how to fix.
> > ------------------------
> > David Strozzi
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