multiple window managers and KDM
pkaplan1 at comcast.net
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 user...you 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
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 http://docs.kde.org/en/3.3/kdebase/kdm/KDM
> 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?
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