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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:04 am    Post subject: LXDE replacement question [SOLVED] Reply with quote

I have been running my system without *kit, dbus, etc for a while and
I've noticed that with the latest lxsession ebuild that they want to pull
in these programs and give me no choice in masking them...well short
of rewriting the ebuild, and I'm not sure what the assumptions are in
the tarballs.

I have two choices stop where I am with the current packages including
copying all of the lxde* ebuilds to my local directory and setting up masking.
OR
replacing lxde with something else like it, that doesn't require me
to use packages that I don't really want on my single user system.

I was originally using gnome, but left it for xfce, and when it started looking
like a clone of gnome, I moved to lxde.

Requirements:
Simple window manager, don't need or want dbus, *kit, etc, don't care about
about fancy graphics, ie rotating windows, etc, I also don't need upower
as I don't have a problem manually mounting the few disks and network
drives that I use.

I'm just looking for suggestions.

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like tiling window managers and suggest you try spectrwm or awesome (the former being more minimalist than the latter).
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:05 pm    Post subject: Re: LXDE replacement question Reply with quote

Anon-E-moose wrote:

I have two choices stop where I am with the current packages including
copying all of the lxde* ebuilds to my local directory and setting up masking.
OR
replacing lxde with something else like it, that doesn't require me
to use packages that I don't really want on my single user system.
...
I'm just looking for suggestions.

Thanks.


You might deal with lxde and get it in such a form as you need. I believe it is possible, there is enough info about it, right here at this forum.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for those suggestions BoneKracker. I had forgotten about tiling wm's, I used to use fvwm2 many moons ago.

Creaker, in looking around, it looks like I can get the lx pieces that I want by not using lxde-meta
and just using openbox directly from my .xinitrc file instead of lxsession.
A side benefit is that I can uninstall a few packages that I never use anyway like lxterminal.

It's just a little bit more work than calling lxde-meta, but tinkering is what I like about gentoo.

Thanks both of you. I'll mark it as solved.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello,

I edited ebuilds (before for lxde, now for razorqt) to remove udev/upower/*kit hard-coded dependencies because they are optional.
And it works, but I need to update the ebuilds when new versions reach the tree.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I already edit the libfm ebuild so it doesn't pull in udisks and gvfs.

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