Taken from my long-running helpfiles.md file, which can be found at my github.
I’m part way through setting up Xmonad to work with Xfce under ubuntu 13.04, and I figure I should probably start recording this whole process:
Step one, install
Download and install Xmonad using
sudo apt-get install xmonad.
Step two, configure xmonad
Configure xmonad to work properly by editing the
xmonad.hs file in
~/.xmonad. I have mine set to this now:
See this page for additional info on doing this properly: http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/Xmonad/Using_xmonad_in_XFCE
Step three, set up
I really need dmenu to function, so I’ve chosen to install it in this installation. I got most of the instructions from here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1746773
- Install dmenu
dmenu_pathto build the cache of all programs that’re installed.
dmenu_runto verify that it’s working correctly.
- Configure an XFCE shortcut for quick access
- Menu > Settings > Keyboard > Application Shortcuts
- Set the command to
dmenu_runand the shortcut to whatever (I wanted to use alt+p, but that triggers something else, so I set it to ctrl+alt+p)
Step four, configure xmonad
Again, the instructions for this can be found here: http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/Xmonad/Using_xmonad_in_XFCE#Ensure_Xmonad_gets_started
- Get to settings: Menu > Settings > Sessions and Startup > Application Autostart
- Add new application, name Xmonad, command