Xmonad/Using xmonad in MATE
Using xmonad in MATE
MATE is a supported fork of Gnome 2, with various components renamed to avoid collisions with Gnome components. At present, Fedora ships both MATE and an xmonad session using it (`xmonad-mate` package); for other platforms, look for MATE in your package manager or check http://mate-desktop.org.
The current development version of xmonad-contrib from darcs has an `XMonad.Config.Mate` which should work out of the box on most platforms. For earlier versions, you may want to copy `XMonad.Config.Gnome` to `~/.xmonad/lib/XMonad/Config/Mate.hs` and replace (matching case as appropriate) all instances of "`gnome`" with "`mate`". This will affect the terminal, the session manager connection, and the X11 message sent to activate the run command dialog, among other things.
Replacing the default window manager
You will need to create a freedesktop.org desktop file for xmonad:
[Desktop Entry] Type=Application Name=XMonad Exec=/usr/bin/xmonad NoDisplay=true X-GNOME-WMName=XMonad X-GNOME-Autostart-Phase=WindowManager X-GNOME-Provides=windowmanager X-GNOME-Autostart-Notify=true
To replace `marco` with `xmonad` for all sessions, use the following (per user):
dconf write /org/mate/session/required-components/windowmanager xmonad
(TODO: alternative session file)