I got rid of metacity by
rpm -e firstboot
rpm -e metacity
(firstboot was the only dependency)
log out of gnome
log back in using failsafe (if graphical, else, just log back in on the
edit the file
changing /usr/bin/metacity to /usr/bin/sawfish
log back into gnome
if I tried to make the change with the "System Tool" terminal, metacity
would change the file back to using metacity. grrr.. so that's why I
deleted it and did it outside of gnome.
however, you cannot save window attributes, still... had to log out and
"Save Current Setup"...
From linuxers(a)mm.ilug-bom.org.in Tue Oct 22 18:36:54
From: linuxers(a)mm.ilug-bom.org.in (Green, Shaun)
Date: Tue Oct 22 18:36:54 2002
Subject: [ILUG-BOM] RedHat 8 - Switching back to Sawfish
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Does anyone know how to switch off this terrible bluecurve crap and get back
I want to use my GTK themes; like BlueHeart.
linuxers(a)mm.ilug-bom.org.in (Tahir Hashmi)
Date: Wed Oct 9 11:52:43 2002
Subject: [ILUG-BOM] [rant] Red Hat 8 Desktop under-featured and less
Okay, Gnome2 and Bluecurve look really cool, especially with AA fonts
but there's quite a lot that I didn't like. Here are the issues (when
I say that something "is" or something "isn't", it is supposed to
*AFAIK* and not the absolute truth):
- Under-featured window manager:
The MetaCity Window manager doesn't have any options for layering
management and attribute memory. I can't keep EveryBuddy on top now.
- No options for custom keyboard short-cuts:
Unlike Enlightenment or Sawfish, there's no provision for having
keyboard shortcuts to run commands. There's a lot more move-move
click-click involved now.
- No option to switch Window Managers!
I installed RH8 clean on one system and upgraded another. The
former doesn't have sawfish, the latter doesn't have an option to
switch Window Managers, even though it has Sawfish.
- Complicated Menu:
The main menu is now more broad than deep a la KDE and that was
one of the main reasons why I didn't like KDE.
- Overall lack of customizability
I could go on and on but to summarize, a lot of customizability
that Gnome users had grown accustomed to is now gone and the overall
feel has a lack of "freedom".
- The Terminal is now a "System Tool" (duh!)
I looked around the Net a little and I didn't find many people ranting
about these things. Is it just me? Am I missing something? I'd be
grateful if some of you could give some pointers.