Some random questions/problems regarding X
I'm having a few problems with...well, X in general I guess.
A little info that I'm sure will be useful: I use entrance currently as my display manager (as opposed to gdm or kdm). I use KDE, though I'm trying several different window managers to find which one I like best.
I'd like to know how to get rid of window managers from the display manager. Since I've installed a few and gotten rid of most of them, I now have 7 or 8 window managers available, but only 1 works (KDE) :?
I also tried installing Englightenment, and it worked the first tme I loaded it from within the display manager, but once I logged out and tried logging back into it, KDE loaded....and I couldn't load Enlightenment since then (this is the reason I'm down to one window manager...I removed Enlightenment since I couldn't use it anyways lol).
Another problem: kdm doesn't load anything! :(. When I try loading any of the window managers it gives me an error message and brings me right back to the login. I can post the error if you'd like...just have to restart to do that :)
When I was using Enlightenment, everything went great except that I couldn't load any of the openoffice programs :?. I then went to KDE to see if this was just openoffice or something else, and KDE loaded any of the openoffice programs without a problem. I really need access to the openoffice programs as I'm using linux (Gentoo) as my main operating system and need to be able to type things for school.
Last question (not a problem, though :D):
What window manager would you recommend to me? I'm looking for something that is lightweight/fast, very customizable/looks good, has a file manager (nautilus, konqueror, or something similar to them), and is pretty well supported. I installed windowmaker in hopes that it would work, but never actually got a chance to use it (KDE would load no matter what I chose). I've tried fluxbox, but something didn't feel right about it; I tried enlightenment and I was pretty happy with it, but it didn't have a file manager....I loaded konqueror from within enlightenment to view folders; I also tried gnome, but I didn't find it customizable enough, so I switched to KDE...but KDE seemed to bulky.
I've used either gnome or KDE for a few months now, but I'm looking for something that fits my criteria more closely (lightweight, customizalble, file manager, well supported/well known). I have a feeling that WindowMaker would have worked as I've read good reviews about it, but I didn't get to actually try it out.
All comments and suggestions are welcome :)