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LoTeK
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:33 pm    Post subject: 3-D scifi desktop interface Reply with quote

hi,
I've just seen this on youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pW-ohF9tRI8
sadly it's a windows desktop apparently based on rainmeter and dreamscape. Is a similar desktop possible on linux? I'm using opebox..
Although this desktop is a bit to much (look at the big cpu usage), I would like to have many things too, for example the "large desktop" in the sense that you can move with your mouse and the desktop move with you.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love that he's set up a Mass-Effect menu.

This is actually the kind of thing Linux has been doing all along (I'll bet you he saw some cool Linux desktop somewhere and was inspired by that). Take your pick of DE or WM and tweak like a madman. Use Conky and beef it up. e17 might be a good WM to start with. I think e even has animated desktops, although I didn't see many animated desktop modules actually available. Could build your own. And yes, it will eat your CPU and RAM, but probably not as much as Windows does.

Take a look at fvwm-crystal. It's not like the one you linked to, but it looks uber-spacey and uses a small amount of resources.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i say compiz,kde,superkaramba,cairo dock,mplayer and you are on it but as you and audiodef say ( big ram/cpu load).
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I love that he's set up a Mass-Effect menu.
Yes and the sound effects are extreme cool :)

I just looked at fvwm-crystal and it's quite cool, but I don't dig into it right now, maybe some other time... The problem with conky is, that I've wasted so much time with tweaking it and even so I didn't get a satisfiable setting..

I had KDE before I came to openbox and there are many things that I like, but it's to bloated for my taste and I don't want a panel, file manager etc...I'm trying to set up compiz as a standalone wm, but I'm failing due to X-server problems (screen not found, and I'm pretty bad at setting up a xorg.conf file). Gentoo wiki says that compiz soon will be depreciated, is this information up to date?

I saw a tread of you (hedmo) where you show howto set up compiz, but only with KDE..
On one hand I want absolutely no "standard Desktop stuff" like file managers, panel etc and on the other hand I want much eye-candy... :?

/var/log/Xorg.0.log:
http://bpaste.net/show/71652

/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/40-monitor.conf:
http://bpaste.net/show/71653
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fvwm-crystal was updated with interesting features like a bling module like the one in e17 and an expose clone function. The last version (3.2.3 at that time) is in portage.

The fullscreen function (which can put any application window in fullscreen) was extended and provide an AmigaOS like stack of the fullscreened applications, which make possible to cycle through these windows and the desktop, that without to compromise the traditional X multiples desktop pages. That functionality deserve to be mentioned, and show more than anything else the power of a traditional wm like fvwm.

The base fvwm-crystal configuration will not be what you want, but if you take the time to read the fvwm documentation, and write you own fvwm-crystal recipe and conky configuration, you can transform it in whatever you want to do.
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