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I'm trying to set up Xmonad as a window manager using Gnome. I can see the option to choose Xmonad as a window manager when I log in, but then the screen is empty and completely unresponsive. I've pressed every combination of [some mod key]+shift+enter to try and bring up a terminal, but nothing happens. In order to get back to a usable state I end up turning off the machine by holding down the power button and rebooting back into normal Gnome. As of asking this I've:

  • run apt-get to install the xmonad binary
  • created a file ~/.xmonad/xmonad.hs with content
    import XMonad
    import XMonad.Config.Gnome
    
    main = xmonad gnomeConfig
    
  • my /usr/share/applications/xmonad.desktop file looks like
    [Desktop Entry]
    Type=Application
    Encoding=UTF-8
    Name=Xmonad
    Exec=xmonad
    NoDisplay=true
    X-GNOME-WMName=Xmonad
    X-GNOME-Autostart-Phase=WindowManager
    X-GNOME-Provides=windowmanager
    X-GNOME-Autostart-Notify=false
    
  • the /usr/share/xsessions/xmonad.desktop file is
    [Desktop Entry]
    Name=XMonad
    Comment=Lightweight tiling window manager
    Exec=xmonad
    Icon=xmonad.png
    Type=XSession
    

I'm running PureOS, which is based on Debian AFAIK and the version of Gnome I have is 3.30.2. Any ideas what's going on or how to fix this problem?

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