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I would like to use Mutter as a window manager on Gnome Flashback. According to GNOME website, this should be possible:

https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/GnomeFlashback

"Metacity: The window manager of GNOME Flashback, optionally other window managers such as mutter can be used but Metacity is the one thats officially supported."

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    With mutter --replace you replace the current widow manager with mutter. I am not sure that can in this case means "it can out-of-the-box" or "it can but only after spending many sleepless nights trying to do it". It might be that after replacing it, nothing works anymore (in that case, you can always switch to a tty and restart the X server) – dadexix86 May 23 at 15:20
  • It works! I tested it a few minutes watching a movie with VLC and it worked fine :) – Tux May 23 at 17:57
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    Unfortunately mutter is not WM you might want to use with GNOME Flashback... gnome-flashback and mutter both will try to manage input settings, monitor configuration... – muktupavels May 23 at 19:15
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With mutter --replace you replace the current widow manager with mutter.

I am not sure that can in this case means "it can out-of-the-box" or "it can but only after spending many sleepless nights trying to do it".

It might be that after replacing it, nothing works anymore (in that case, you can always switch to a tty and restart the X server)

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