Alternate Window Managers¶
LinHES supports multiple window managers. The default window manager for LinHES R7.x is Fluxbox. The default window manager for LinHES R8 is enlightenment.
To configure LinHES with a different window manager use
Included in LinHES are preconfigured settings for enlightenment, Fluxbox and WindowMaker.
To install them run the command:
pacman -S alt_wm
When prompted for the group to install, press enter to install them all.
set_windowmanager.sh WINDOWMANAGER STARTUP_STYLE
WINDOWMANAGER is the name of the window manager to use.
defaultR7.x will use fluxbox R8 will use enlightenment
fluxboxwill use fluxbox with preconfigured settings
enlightenmentwill use enlightenment v16 with preconfigured settings
windowmakerwill use wmaker with preconfigured settings
- Any other value will be accepted, but there is no validation preformed to make sure it will work.
STARTUP_STYLE is an optional parameter. If no value is given in R7.x
defaultis used, in R8
R8 has renamed the STARTUP_STYLE options to
The major difference between the R7.x:
enhancedSTARTUP_STYLE is how MythTV and the window manager are started.
legacythe session depends on the window manager and if MythTV closes it will NOT restart by itself.
enhancedthe session depends on MythTV and it will continue to restart MythTV after it closes.
When using the R7.x:
enhancedSTARTUP_STYLE it's possible to stop the MythTV loop by
- The R7.x:
enhancedSTARTUP_STYLE introduces a new keyboard shortcut to open a terminal.
- Pressing F3 will drop down a terminal that is persistent for the session.
- Pressing F3 again will hide it.