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    Yes, Gnome 2 is Released and available on Debian
    Submitted by robot101 on Thursday, June 27, 2002 – 22:15
    GNOMEThanks to the 5 people who posted in info and links about this. GNOME 2 released yesterday, the details are here. Thankfully Debian’s GNOME maintainers have been working away on these packages in the experimental archive of Debian, so as shown by Christian Marillat’s daily status reports, a lot of the packaging work is already done. Bastien Nocera (hadess) has released instructions for getting these GNOME 2 packages going on your Debian box. Great work folks!
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    Subject: Re: Wrong WindowManager
    Author: steveha
    Date: Monday, 2002/07/01 – 19:29
    Gnome uses the TWM WindowManager and not sawfish

    This happened to me.

    It turned out that GNOME 2 was having a problem with my X config, and for some reason was dropping into TWM (as some sort of emergency fallback). I was manually exiting TWM, leaving me with no WM, and then manually starting up Sawfish.

    But the fix turned out to be editing my XF86Config-4 file. I have a very high resolution display, and under GNOME 1.x I had my config set up to report a very large number of dots per inch, because I wanted really large fonts. (I have something like 110, and I had it set to 220 or so.) When I changed my config to correctly report the number of dots per inch on my display, GNOME 2 stopped going into TWM.

    So, my advice is to check for some config error in your X.

    You might try looking in /var/log to see if any log files have any helpful error messages. I don’t think I found any with my problem, but maybe you will.

    Good luck.


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    Subject: TWM
    Author: djsmeg
    Date: Monday, 2002/07/01 – 19:46
    I enocuntered exactly these problems myself installing the gnome2 stuff.

    I tried killing twm manually, starting sawfish, and then saving my session, with the amusing effect of getting login errors (two window managers? 🙂

    In the end, since twm is only useful for really really old systems or gurus (neither of which applies) I just uninstalled it and it went away.

    apt-get -t experimental remove twm

    This should solve all your problems (assuming you have installed sawfish 🙂

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