[SATLUG] Window Managers vs. Desktop Environments

travis+ml-satlug at subspacefield.org travis+ml-satlug at subspacefield.org
Wed Aug 25 19:32:20 CDT 2010


On Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 05:02:21PM -0700, travis+ml-satlug at subspacefield.org wrote:
> Once you log in, [xgk]dm will start X and a "window manager" like KDE,
> GNOME, or XFCE.

pstree -hacup is a good way of seeing what starts what.

X actually runs .xinitrc which runs your WM, IIRC.

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