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From: Roy Wright <royw@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Xgl, KDE, gnome
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2006 07:16:18
1 Howdy,
3 After playing with the Kororaa Xgl Live CD, then with Xorg 7 entering
4 ebuild testing,
5 I decided to give Xgl a try.
7 The xorg 7 upgrade went extremely smooth. Big THANK YOU to those
8 responsible!
10 The wiki instructions for installing Xgl worked too.
12 Then I discovered what gnome-window-decorator does in KDE. Not pretty. :-(
13 I figured I could live:
14 * with old fashioned decorations,
15 * without my background image,
16 * with my panel stretching across both monitors,
17 * with windows opening centered on the desktop vs on a display,
18 * with some brain dead right mouse desktop popup menu.
20 But I couldn't live with a dead X the next morning. So bye-bye Xgl.
22 OK, off to the net to see what I could find, which distilled down to use
23 gnome.
24 Next gen KDE should have similar features.
26 Well, I've never really gave gnome a try, so maybe it's not as bad as it
27 looks. :-)
28 Installed gnome.
30 Now what I'd really like is to be able to switch between X+KDE and Xgl+gnome
31 sessions. I don't really see how to do this with one display manager.
32 Not sure
33 how to configure to run multiple display managers. Currently I use xdm
34 to run
35 kdm.
37 Any suggestions would be appreciated.
39 Thank you,
40 Roy
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Re: [gentoo-user] Xgl, KDE, gnome Lord Sauron <lordsauronthegreat@×××××.com>