I'm running Ubuntu 18.04, and want to try the Awesome window manager. I installed it with sudo apt install awesome. How can I switch between GNOME and Awesome?

I found this answer, but I can't see how to "log out, choose the one you want, and log back in." under GNOME.


When on the logon page, next to the "Sign In" button, a little cogwheel should be visible, showing the various options for window manager. I wasn't getting any new options beyond "Ubuntu" and "Ubuntu on Wayland".

Eventually I found out I needed to restart the computer before it gave me the option to log on with Awesome.

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    i note that this does NOT work for the window manager part of compiz... it never shows up even after a reboot!
    – Michael
    May 8 '20 at 8:37

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