Hello Jesse, This message is an elaboration of Polytron's comment about starting different desktop environments/window managers using ~/.xinitrc. I like this particular approach as DE/WM can have its own customized setup which will not interfere with the other environments. Also it is very easy to add or delete DE/WM as needed. The default environment is the last DE/WM used. I've succesfully used this simple hack for the last three years:
#!/bin/sh # Name: ~/bin/stx # Created: 2006-02-09 cd ~ while true do clear echo -n ' Choice of Desktops: G)nome K)DE T)WM '$error_message' Select above letter (or "q" to quit): ' read choice case "$choice" in g|G) cp .xinitrc.gnome .xinitrc break ;; k|K) cp .xinitrc.kde .xinitrc break ;; t|T) cp .xinitrc.twm .xinitrc break ;; q|Q) exit 2 ;; *) error_message=" Invalid Selection!" echo "^G" ;; esac done startx exit 0 #EoF Hope this may help. Cheers... Marek On Wed, 25 March 2009 23:17:51 Jesse Feinman wrote: > I am planning on using FreeBSD on a new computer i am building but i > would like to know if there is a way that i can install multiple > desktop environments and easily switch between them, preferably > without restarting. The primary purpose for this is to gain complete > functionality over the system utilizing all possible tools and also > to evaluate the different environments to determine which one works > best for me. > > Lastly, i am wondering how Compiz-fusion would interact in this case > because to my knowledge Compiz is essentially an add on to the KDE > and Gnome environments and i am wondering as to how it would function > if i were to switch desktops constantly. > > Thank you for your time, > Jesse Feinman > _______________________________________________ > email@example.com mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to > "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org" _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"