Ubuntu: Using xmonad configuaration on ubuntu 12.04



Question:

I'd like to use this xmonad configuration on ubuntu 12.04.

I followed the Installing requirements on Ubuntu Linux section from the above link and installed dependencies that aren't mentioned: sudo apt-get install rxvt gnome-panel.

After logout, I chose GNOME with Xmonad and xmonad starts, but it doesn't look the same way as in the link above. For example, Alt+p doesn't start dmenu and instead of xmonad status bar with numbered workspaces, the usual ubuntu taskbar shows up.

What's the correct way to use the linked configuration on ubuntu 12.04?


Solution:1

When you pick GNOME with Xmonad, you're telling it to run in Gnome. I've never actually tried that myself, but I believe it's actually meant to keep some of the Gnome GUI around. If you want to get rid of that, you need to run xmonad without Gnome. The way I usually do it is by making an xmonad.desktop file in /usr/share/xsessions/ with the following contents:

[Desktop Entry]  Encoding=UTF-8  Name=XMonad  Comment=Lightweight tiling window manager  Exec=xmonad  Icon=xmonad.png  Type=XSession  

That allows you to pick xmonad from the login screen.


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