[oclug] switching WMs without logging out
jeb at burkby.com
Mon Mar 4 10:40:11 EST 2002
On Sun, 03 Mar 2002 at 17:44:02 -0500, Michael P. Soulier wrote:
> So, under Debian I start my WM from my $HOME/.xsession file. I found that
> if I kill the WM I get logged out, probably due to xdm doing an exec on my
> .xsession file.
> How do I set things up so I can kill the WM and log have to logout?
Easy way: don't use ?dm. E.g. just use straight xinit.
Klugey way: choose Failsafe as your session type. Start sawfish or
whatever from the lonely little xterm. I believe sawfish catches ^C, so
to exit use something like `killall -TERM sawfish'. Then start another
wm. To logout, close the initial xterm.
I think `man xsm' might be worth a look.
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