window manager + kde suggestions
I've got the latest version of kde from source and i'm running a debian
machine--the window managers below are installed from debian packages.
My problem is finding a window manager that works well with kde. to get
going i do this:
this starts up sawfish
2. open a terminal and nohup startkde 2>/dev/null 1>/dev/null &
this starts kde and i can now close the terminal window without worry
now, what happens is kde starts up fine but there are no icons on the kde
desktop (such as trash bin, etc).
so i try a different window manager--icewm.
2. startkde "" ""
but this time, kicker (the kde panel) and the kde desktop exist in their own
windows, so when i click on the desktop, it comes in front of kicker and
thus makes the panel inaccessible without first moving the kde desktop
WINDOW. this is both unintuitive and troublesome. YET, the desktop items
so then i do this:
2. startkde "" ""
3. in icewm menu, i change the window manager to sawfish.
for some reason, when it switches over, kde is as it should be (the desktop
and kicker are not actually windows) AND the icons are on the desktop.
but this is an absurd amount of trouble. so, i'm looking for two things:
1. an explanation so i can understand how to fix these problems myself in
2. a recommedation. since the effects seem to change from window manager
to window manager, can somebody recommend a window manager that works right
Thanks ahead of time~
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Re: window manager + kde suggestions
"Joshua Forester" <josh.newsgroupsFOOBAR@myrunning.com> wrote in message
> My problem is finding a window manager that works well with kde. to get
> going i do this:
> 1. startx
> this starts up sawfish
> 2. open a terminal and nohup startkde 2>/dev/null 1>/dev/null &
> this starts kde and i can now close the terminal window without worry
> now, what happens is kde starts up fine but there are no icons on the kde
> desktop (such as trash bin, etc).[/color]
Your problem is that you start with a window manager at all. KDE wants to
run its own thing which will conflict with what you're trying to start. Why
not have KDE start up directly from startx ? Alternatively kill off the
window manager completely once you startx by sending kill -9 <pid> where
<pid> is the process id of the wm you're using. Then type startkde in the
terminal (which will now no longer have window decorations).