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How can you start up Ion3?

I installed Ion by apt-get. I have the exec ion in my .xinitrc. I get

>> Unable to redirect root window events for screen 0.
>> Refusing to start due to encountered errors.
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I suspect you started another window manager before this one. What's in your .xinitrc before the line exec ion3? Is there a exec startkde, metacity or similar?

If this isn't enough info to go on, I need to know what window manager you're migrating from.

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I am using a fresh Ubuntu installation so the window manager is apparently gnome. I have not used any other window manager. I have nothing else in .xinitrc than the one-liner. – Masi Oct 29 '09 at 20:49
If Ubuntu is your wm, do ps -ef | grep metacity, then kill <pid of metacity>; ion3&. Does ion start ok? – DaveParillo Oct 29 '09 at 21:47

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