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#1 2022-02-10 15:54:30

chomwitt
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Registered: 2019-09-24
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xmonad doenst work

I have xfce as my main desktop and i wanted to try xmonad.

sudo apt-get install xmonad

I log out and in the login screen with F1 i choose as session xmonad.
But when i log in i see the same devuan default background with the text (xmonad session)
but nothing happens.
It's supposed to be able to launch a terminal with Alt + Shift + Enter.

System:
  Host: enoush2o Kernel: 5.15.0-3-amd64 x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Xfce 4.16.0
    Distro: Devuan GNU/Linux 5 (daedalus/ceres)


Distro: Devuan GNU/Linux 5 (daedalus)  Desktop: Xfce 4.16.0

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#2 2022-02-10 16:15:49

Head_on_a_Stick
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Re: xmonad doenst work

Have you tried <Mod4>+<shift>+<return>? Mod4 is also known as the "Windows" key.

And is a terminal emulator installed?

update-alternatives --display x-terminal-emulator

Otherwise check ~/.xsession-errors for any clues.


To obtain a root shell use su -. Using just su will result in "command not found" messages.

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#3 2022-02-10 16:47:56

chomwitt
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Re: xmonad doenst work

It seems there is an x-terminal-emulator.
As for the 'windows' key i'll need more time to search because my keyboard is a ergodox with custom mapping with no such key.

$ update-alternatives --display x-terminal-emulator
x-terminal-emulator - auto mode
  link best version is /usr/bin/xfce4-terminal.wrapper
  link currently points to /usr/bin/xfce4-terminal.wrapper
  link x-terminal-emulator is /usr/bin/x-terminal-emulator
  slave x-terminal-emulator.1.gz is /usr/share/man/man1/x-terminal-emulator.1.gz
/usr/bin/koi8rxterm - priority 20
  slave x-terminal-emulator.1.gz: /usr/share/man/man1/koi8rxterm.1.gz
/usr/bin/lxterm - priority 30
  slave x-terminal-emulator.1.gz: /usr/share/man/man1/lxterm.1.gz
/usr/bin/uxterm - priority 20
  slave x-terminal-emulator.1.gz: /usr/share/man/man1/uxterm.1.gz
/usr/bin/xfce4-terminal.wrapper - priority 40
  slave x-terminal-emulator.1.gz: /usr/share/man/man1/xfce4-terminal.1.gz
/usr/bin/xterm - priority 20
  slave x-terminal-emulator.1.gz: /usr/share/man/man1/xterm.1.gz


Distro: Devuan GNU/Linux 5 (daedalus)  Desktop: Xfce 4.16.0

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#4 2022-02-10 17:57:30

Head_on_a_Stick
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Re: xmonad doenst work

chomwitt wrote:

my keyboard is a ergodox

Nice :-)

Anyway it looks like mod1 (<alt>) is actually the default in Debian's xmonad package so check ~/.xsession-errors after trying to launch xfce4-terminal a few times.

Last edited by Head_on_a_Stick (2022-02-10 18:04:10)


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