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How To Run Openmotif Cde On Oracle Linux 5 (Doc ID 1334279.1)

Last updated on JUNE 01, 2021

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.0 and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Motif is the base graphical user interface toolkit for the Common Desktop Environment (CDE), CDE is a desktop environment, based on the Motif toolkit. This is similar to how KDE is based on Qt or GNOME is based on the GTK+ toolkit/widget library. Motif is just the foundation to create graphical applications - it provides the basic functionality like menus, buttons, scroll bars, etc. It's up to you what kind of application you create with it.

In case you want use/test Motif by starting mwm windows manager on another display number, this is howto about it.


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