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What is the difference between gnome-awesome session and pure xsession?

I am trying to use awesome tiling window manager and I figured I have a choice of running awesome as GNOME session or pure xsession. What is the difference between the two and when would I want each ...
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When I run Nautilus or Guake from awesome wm the wallpaper is reverted to my Unity background

I'm using awesome wm on a ubuntu 12.04. It works fine except that whenever I run guake or nautilus should the background being reverted back to what's my background on unity. on using nautilus, ...
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How to setup Awesome WM with GNOME services on arbitrary Ubuntu?

tl;dr Is there a generic guide to set up GNOME background services to work with Awesome WM on any Ubuntu? The official guide doesn't seem to have been updated since Ubuntu 11.10. Another guide is ...
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Cannot summon Gnome-Do

I use awesomewm and I have installed gnome-do. When I start it, I see this: [SystemService] Could not initialize dbus: Unable to open the session message bus. (Do:3128): Wnck-CRITICAL **: ...
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Why is metacity still my display manager instead of awesome?

I am trying to stop using unity and make awesome my default display manager while still having gnome as my default desktop environment. I am following the instructions at this page. I did however base ...
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Awesome-WM inside gnome-shell -> Get rid of top panels

I am using awesome-wm now, and was trying to get it working with gnome-shell. I have basically followed those steps: ...
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Logging in over and over again. How to fix this? [closed]

Ok, I messed up. I installed ubuntu 11.10, installed awesome wm and removed unity, to have something to fall back on, I also installed gnome-session-fallback. I was messing around and did the ...
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How to install Awesome WM without root access?

I want to install the Awesome window manager. In the environment where I want to configure it I don't have root access. I do have a machine were I can be root (I use for this a virtual machine in my ...
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Setting http proxy in Awesome WM

I have installed awesome on top of Ubuntu 10.04 and switch between Gnome and Awesome sessions (partly because I am still learning awesome and partly because I use a few apps that require Gnome ...