multiple window managers and KDM

Paul Kaplan pkaplan1 at
Wed Mar 2 10:45:01 GMT 2005

If you have enough RAM, you can try running your other WMs on other virtual 

While logged into KDE (presumably on VT0), Alt+Ctrl+F2 to go to VT1.  At the 
command line, login as any could even create a test user account.

Open the WM by "startx <wm> -- :1" (no quotes).  You can use up to 2-5 for a 
total of six VTs.  That should start a second X session with the named wm in 
the terminal.

From the VT command line Alt+F1 thru F6 to get to the command line of VTs 0-5.  
From an X session, Alt+Ctrl+F7 thru F12 to get to other X sessions running on 
VTs 0-5.  From a  VT command line, Alt+F7 thru F12 to get to those X 

On Wednesday 02 March 2005 04:26 am, Rob van Riel wrote:
> I'd like to take a bunch of small window managers for a test drive.
> The text at
>tml explains how to get the new manager to start (which was relatively
> obvious after inspection some of the configuration files anyway), but it
> doesn't explain how to add the new managers to the Session Type drop down.
> It refers to a [KDM] section in kdmrc, but although the file it there, the
> section is not. It also links to
> for further info on this configuration, but this is a dead link.
> I know its possible, but I can't figure out how. Help? Anyone? Please?
> Rob
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