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I'm using Ubuntu GNOME, now I want to try Awesome WM but I don't know how to remove GNOME and install Awesome in the completely way. So I opened this issue and I hope someone can help me! Thanks.

This is what I want

This is what I want :D

  • Depending on your display manager (the one that lets you log into your GUI), maybe gdm or lightdm, you should be able to select the window manager when logging in. Do not remove gnome, as there are lots of libraries and applications related. And you should have a working fallback, if a different window manager does not work like expected. – ridgy May 14 '17 at 10:56
  • Just tried it: sudo apt install awesome awesome-extra, then after logging out, I got a session selector in the top bar. Usually I'm using lightdmwith xfce4, now I have awesome as additional selection. Maybe you have to modify the configuration of your display manager to have an entry like sessions menu. – ridgy May 14 '17 at 11:04
  • Sorry, Could you give me a clearly way? I'm newbie. Thanks – Haniz May 14 '17 at 14:07
  • How can I make awesome default ? – Haniz May 14 '17 at 14:07
  • @Haniz you don't need to "make it default". Just select Awsome by clicking the icon in upper left corner of the greeter, and it will remember you choice for later logins. – Soren A Jun 22 '17 at 12:31
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After installing awesome from apt-get set this in your /usr/share/xsessions/awesome.desktop

[Desktop Entry]
Encoding=UTF-8
Name=awesome
Comment=Highly configurable framework window manager
TryExec=awesome
Exec=awesome --no-argb
Type=Application

and log out of the session. Next time when you log in choose awesome instead of Ubuntu.

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