Using awesome with gnome in Ubuntu 9.10

Awesome is my favorite window manager. It just warms your heart to see it running there in the process list whenever you do a ps –wwaux. And the fact that it is a very nice, flexible tiling window manager is just icing on the proverbial cake.

But it always annoyed me that it didn’t integrate with gnome. I like my drop down application list, complete with wireless control panels and shiny point-and-click applets. Maybe it’s a sign that I’m comfortable enough with my geek-cred that I can admit that. Of course I set all that stuff to autohide so no one looking over my shoulder can can know that I have wimped out.

Now I’ve figured out how to get it working properly. The details are all here:

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