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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2002 6:08 pm    Post subject: Desktop manager Reply with quote

Hi guys,
I just emerged KDE2 and i see that it's slow because i have pentium 2 300 mhz 256 ram.

can you recommand me an other desktop manager that is better for my computer?
other great desktop managers?

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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2002 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fluxbox. 8)
ps: posted a reply for you on the other one as well.
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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2002 7:03 pm    Post subject: manager Reply with quote

hmmmmmmmmm
i see that peoples have problems with it
Does it eat less memory than kde?
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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2002 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A WHOLE lot less and it is very fast.
you are correct in saying that people are having problems w/ it. I noticed that too. But, I used to run KDE and I switched only about a week ago and let me tell ya man, it's awesome. really. Just try and see.
all you have to do is emerge fluxbox and type fluxbox in your .xinitrc file. (if you don't have one, create it).
type startx and you are on your way.
if you don't like it you can just delete .xinitrc or the fluxbox command and you will be back to normal.
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2002 6:03 am    Post subject: Windowmaker Reply with quote

Windowmaker == phenomenal.
Even when it crashes (maybe once a month) you don't lose anything - you get a little box that says "restart window maker" and it puts you right back where you were, no programs closed, no data lost, nothing. Takes about two seconds. (And looks pretty cool, too)

The way software should be.

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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2002 7:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blackbox is another good low resource window manager.
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2002 7:40 am    Post subject: win manager Reply with quote

Ok,
I saw the Blackbox and WindowMaker and Fluxbox and the most beautiful and easy to use i think is Fluxbox nut u can't make shortcuts...
Anyway i try Fluxbox right now
Other opinions?

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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2002 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone know how to make Fluxbox "remember" window positions/sizes? That's my 1 complaint, otherwise, I reall like it.
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2002 2:10 pm    Post subject: size Reply with quote

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Does anyone know how to make Fluxbox "remember" window positions/sizes? That's my 1 complaint, otherwise, I reall like it.


Isn't there an option in the Config menu?
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2002 2:18 pm    Post subject: Re: size Reply with quote

pacman wrote:
Isn't there an option in the Config menu?

If there is, I don't see it. The settings under config look more like what to do with new windows, or by default.
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2002 2:20 pm    Post subject: Info Reply with quote

Did you checked the docs. from Fluxbox`s site?
I'm interesting in it too...
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