Posts tagged with " window manager"

Slackware 12.2, AfterStep and KDE 3.5.10

Thursday, 29/01/2009 ≅22:11 ©brainycat

It was ridiculously easy to get KDE and AfterStep working together. And they truly do work together, way better than AS and gnome ever did. They are seemless! Note however that KDesktop does NOT play well, and need to be turned off. From what I can tell, this means you can't have KDE icons on your desktop. I don't use desktop icons at all, not even closed AfterStep windows, so this is no loss to me.

Here's how I did it:

cp /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc.kde /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc.kde-afterstep
rm /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc
ln -s /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc.kde-afterstep /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc
edit xinitrc.kde-afterstep to invoke startkde.afterstep
cp /usr/bin/startkde /usr/bin/startkde.afterstep
exit startkde.afterstep and look for the line "kwrapper ksmserver" and change it to "kwrapper ksmserver -windowmanager /path/to/afterstep"
mv /usr/share/autostart/kdesktop.desktop /usr/share/autostart/kdesktop.DONOTLOAD
mv /usr/share/autostart/klipper.desktop /usr/share/autostart/klipper.DONOTLOAD

Next, I configured Kicker to glue itself to the top left corner, no hide buttons, and removed all apps and decorations except Kmenu and Konqueror. I tried to find a way to put KMenu in the AfterStep menu, but it's a function of Kicker.