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- Join Date
- Jan 2010
- Kirkland, WA, USA
Adding an X window manager to a bare 2.6 kernel
I have a recent 2.6 linux kernel that of course has no interface yet. I found a window manager that I happen to like - VTWM, but I have never done a task like this before. Do I just add the XWM files to the kernel, or do I need to compile the kernel into an iso image first, then install it?
A link to a tutorial, or even just someone's time would be greatly appreciated.
- Join Date
- May 2004
- arch linux
I'm not sure what you are trying to accomplish, but you'll need more than just the kernel itself and a window manager to have a usable operating system. You can check out Linux From Scratch if you are wanting to build your own distro:
Welcome to Linux From Scratch!
Otherwise, you can pick any distro that would suit your needs, and if you want a different kernel you can add it along with the window manager that you like. There are some very minimal, lightweight distros out there if that's what you are trying to achieve in the end.oz