Monday, May 13, 2013

[zxmxkwqa] XMonad with GNOME on Ubuntu 12.10 and 13.04

This was on a freshly installed and dist-updated i386 Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal .

apt-get install --no-install-recommends xmonad libghc-xmonad-contrib-dev gnome-panel indicator-applet-complete indicator-multiload

indicator-multiload is optional, but I like it.


import XMonad
import XMonad.Config.Gnome
main=xmonad gnomeConfig

Logout, the choose the "GNOME with Xmonad" login option available above and to the right of the password field. indicator-multiload fails to start on its own at first. Run it from the command line. It will start correctly, automatically, on future logins.

These instructions also seem to work on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail i386.

See also Using xmonad in Gnome on the Haskell wiki.


Anonymous said...

These instructions work for Ubuntu 13.10 as well

Mark B. said...

All good on 14.04!