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Not sure why, but when I started xwindows, I got a message saying I am not running a GNOME Compliant Window Manager. I first find this odd because it was ...
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    Window Manager


    Not sure why, but when I started xwindows, I got a message saying I am not running a GNOME Compliant Window Manager. I first find this odd because it was working the day before. I am quite new and don't know much about this. I know I was running sawfish. Is there anyway to simply re-install it? if so, how? Would anybody recommend another window manager? Thanks.

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    I'd never recommend any other WM than sawfish. Sure, it has some overhead, but in my mind it's worth every single timeslice.
    Anyway, are you sure that it's sawfish that is run now?

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    You can just kill your current wm and then run sawfish from the command line.

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    Sawfish

    Yes, I am postivie I am running Sawfish. When X Windows starts, the icon appears, hangs for a while, then continues. It is installed, just something went corrupt, probably from me messing with the system so much. How can I re-install it?

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    That depends on what distribution you are running.

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    linux redhat 7.1 w/ GNOME.

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    In that case, first make sure that you have the RPM for sawfish (you can find it on your installation CDs), then go to runlevel 3 and log in to a text terminal (as root), run "rpm -e sawfish" and then run "rpm -ihv <sawfish.rpm>", when <sawfish.rpm> should be replaced with the actual file name of the RPM.

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    I get an error after I type rpm-e sawfish... removing these packages would break dependencies:sawfish is needed by gnome-core...

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    You don't need to remove it. Do rpm -Uvh --replacepkgs sawfish.rpm

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    Well, that worked. But I am still having problems in X Windows. This time I don't get any error messages. But I am having the same problem as before, I have no window manager. I can open up windows, but I can not move them, close them, etc. Any other ideas?

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