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Re: [STUMP] Ubuntu 11.10 and Unity with Stumpwm

From: Stephen Balousek
Subject: Re: [STUMP] Ubuntu 11.10 and Unity with Stumpwm
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2011 06:28:32 -0700
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Hi David,

I do a lot of work on in terminals connected via SSH to remote systems. The ssh-agent application is one part of a solution that allows me to cache my user credentials in memory. The other part is 'ssh-add'. When set up correctly, I do not need to type my password every time that I use 'ssh' to connect to a remote system. By loading ssh-agent up front, all applications launched from StumpWM will share the same credentials cache. So, it's mostly a convenience for my set up.

Adding 'ssh-agent' to stumpwm.desktop is *completely* unnecessary to get StumpWM running. That line can be changed to 'Exec=stumpwm'

Good question
- Steve

On 10/25/2011 06:16 AM, David Bjergaard wrote:

Can you explain the need to append ssh-agent to stumpwm?

Also, I'm very interested in how unity-2d-panel plays with stumpwm. If
it doesn I can keep the gnome-panel, but I'm just curious.

I'll try this when I go home today.


Stephen Balousek<address@hidden>  writes:

Hi David,

You might be missing the session file.  Both GDM and LightDM look in
/usr/share/xsessions/ to determine which window managers to allow you
to select.

Here is the one I created for my 11.10 install:

$ cat /usr/share/xsessions/stumpwm.desktop
[Desktop Entry]
Name=Stump Window Manager
Comment=StumpWM is a tiling window manager written in Common Lisp
Exec=ssh-agent stumpwm

Hope it helps,
- Steve

On 10/25/2011 01:37 AM, Stefan Reichör wrote:
Hello David!

Hi all,

I've recently upgraded to ubuntu 11.10 and my previous way of configuring 
stumpwm as a user session
got broken.  Has anyone been able to use Stumpwm in 11.10? Do I need to 
register the window manager
as alternative with gnome somehow?
AFAICT they use LightDM as session manager. Before GDM was the default.
Perhaps you can install/activate GDM and use the same way to start
Stumpwm as before.


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