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I recently installed Debian 8 (amd64). And I successfully installed xmonad. When I log in with it: I have several problems like screen positions, sound missing. But when I log with gnome I have no problem. I would like to have the features of gnome (mounting usb devices, sound management, screen position, lock screen ...) and still have xmonad as a window manager. Is it possible to do it. If not is there a desktop environment (KDE maybe ?) which is easy to integrate with xmonad.

I tried running xmonad --replace after login-in to gnome so I have sound and screen position working but there are some bugs (no cursor for example)

Thank you for your help,

If you need any extra information let me know

  • A bit offtop, but my experience shows that Awesome WM have much less troubles, than XMonad; plus it much easier to configure. And btw, right now I am writing from KDE with Awesome as its WM, and I have no problems you mentioned. – Hi-Angel May 8 '15 at 16:00
  • Okay, just for you to get started here's my rc.lua config. Nothing especial — the default one with removed panel, and unneeded staff. The last line to launch compton you probably isn't needed (though I recommend it — tiling a bit easier when inactive windows are transparent). I don't know about gnome, but to integrate with KDE all what I was needed is to create an according .desktop file.. Plasma panel showed all the tags/desktops without any farther work. – Hi-Angel May 8 '15 at 16:12
  • I tried but gnome failed to start my session I think I may switch to KDE. It seems better – DARK_DUCK May 8 '15 at 16:15
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    I ended up using i3 which satisfies my requirements. Thank you for telling me xmonad was not the only tiled window manager – DARK_DUCK May 10 '15 at 21:05

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