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how do I add Window Manager From Scratch (WMFS) to the Window Manager selection in the login screen?

I've installed it already and now I want to boot it, but how do I do that?

Regards,

Senad

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From the ubuntu wiki:

Ubuntu 12.04 uses LightDM by default.

Create a new file /usr/share/xsessions/custom.desktop with:

[Desktop Entry]
Name=Xsession
Exec=/etc/X11/Xsession

You should now have a new session option during login, Xsession will load the user's ~/.xsession file

The above allows you to create and use a .xsession file in your home directory. So now you should create said .xsession file and put the following in it:

exec wmfs

Then from the login screen you should see a new entry, log in with that and (hopefully) you should see your new, highly minimal window manager. Enjoy!

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