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How can I set up StumpWM to be my windows manager on Ubuntu 10.10? Right now I am using Compiz.

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StumpWM is a very minimal window manager....

Stumpwm attempts to be customizable yet visually minimal. There are no window decorations, no icons, and no buttons. It does have various hooks to attach your personal customizations, and variables to tweak.

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To install

With Software Center:

Install via the software center

Or in Terminal:

sudo apt-get install stumpwm

Then create a sessions file:

sudo nano /usr/share/xsessions/stumpwm.desktop

Paste the following:

[Desktop Entry]
Encoding=UTF-8
Type=XSession
Exec=stumpwm
TryExec=stumpwm
Name=StumpWM
Comment=Stump window manager

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Logout and login - but choose the stump session:

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CTRL t + ? reveals the help screen.

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