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Old 11-30-2008, 08:20 AM   #1
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Alternate applications for audio, video, console, editor


hi..

i switched over from gnome & gdm to fluxbox and slim.
now the problem i need some alternate applications for audio, shell or console and text editing.

previously i used these:
rhythmbox, gnome-terminal and gedit.
 
Old 11-30-2008, 08:26 AM   #2
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rhythmbox, gnome-terminal and gedit.

Or did you want to completely remove gnome?
 
Old 11-30-2008, 08:33 AM   #3
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yes.. i completely removed gnome..!
 
Old 11-30-2008, 10:47 AM   #4
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audacious, xterm, gvim?
 
Old 11-30-2008, 10:49 AM   #5
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Smile apps you might want to try

You could try open cubic player for audio,and either nano or pico for text editing.
http://www.cubic.org/player/
http://www.nano-editor.org/
of course for audio you could use mpg123,ogg123 and flac123.
If you need a fast terminal emulator evilvte is fine.Cheers.
 
Old 11-30-2008, 10:42 PM   #6
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hi..

i switched over from gnome & gdm to fluxbox and slim.
now the problem i need some alternate applications for audio, shell or console and text editing.

previously i used these:
rhythmbox, gnome-terminal and gedit.
If you don't mind using text based apps, I can suggest quite a few.

As my terminal emulator I use urxvt (rxvt-unicode). I find it's unicode support to be exceptional. It has also nice features like keysyms and perl extensions that are very useful. The killer feature -for me- is that it has a server/client model. You can launch urxvtd (the daemon), then you use urxvtc to connect to it. This means that all your terminal will share the same memory. It's a very good thing if you like to have lots of terminals open.

I use bash and mc intensively to manage all my files (mc is particularly good at accessing remote shares and I use it to connect via ftp to websites and edit files). As my editor of choice I use nano for most things. I really don't need all the features of vim or emacs, however these two are very good and complete editors. It all depend on what kind of editing you are doing. For heavy editing I prefer a graphical editor, and my choice is kate. There are light graphical editors around as well. You can check leafpad for example.

For audio and video I use mplayer mostly. When I need to manage playlists, I use moc, which is small and nice. It also works daemonized, so you don't have to have the client permanently open to listen to your music.
 
Old 12-01-2008, 01:25 AM   #7
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audacious, xterm, gvim?
i have installed xterm, but its font size is giving me real pain in the eyes. is there any way to increase it.
 
Old 12-01-2008, 01:40 AM   #8
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I use bash and mc intensively to manage all my files (mc is particularly good at accessing remote shares and I use it to connect via ftp to websites and edit files). As my editor of choice I use nano for most things. I really don't need all the features of vim or emacs, however these two are very good and complete editors. It all depend on what kind of editing you are doing. For heavy editing I prefer a graphical editor, and my choice is kate. There are light graphical editors around as well. You can check leafpad for example.
does leafpad support syntax highlighting..?

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For audio and video I use mplayer mostly. When I need to manage playlists, I use moc, which is small and nice. It also works daemonized, so you don't have to have the client permanently open to listen to your music.
i use vlc for videos. i'll try moc, but does it support mp3 audio?
 
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does leafpad support syntax highlighting..?
I don't know. It's pretty basic, in the lines of the windows notepad. I was speaking from memory, I don't even use it. So don't expect lots of features from it. However there are lots of editors around. Even nano supports syntax hi-light.

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i use vlc for videos. i'll try moc, but does it support mp3 audio?
Yes, at least here it does. It depends on how it was compiled I guess. I also supports all the tipical audio formats, and can even play real audio streams if my memory serves correctly.

I usually preffer text based programs because they will live inside my screen session even if I have to close X or restart it for some reason. I guess that the only purely graphical programs that I use intensively (besides my wm) is the web browser, which right now happens to be firefox (i'd gladly get rid of it if I found a replacement, but I haven't yet).
 
Old 12-01-2008, 10:06 AM   #10
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i have installed xterm, but its font size is giving me real pain in the eyes. is there any way to increase it.
xterm is configured using ~/.Xdefaults, you can google for "xterm xdefaults" and you will get lots of related results. As a sample, here's mine (xterm related stuff only):

Code:
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
! XTerm configuration !  
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
XTerm*font:   -*-terminus-*-*-*-*-14-*-*-*-*-*-*-*
XTerm*locale:   true
XTerm*background:  black  
XTerm*foreground:  #ffff90 
XTerm*cursorColor: yellow  
XTerm*color0:      black 
XTerm*color1:      #ff5000
XTerm*color2:      #ffaa00 
XTerm*color3:      #968a38 
XTerm*color4:      grey40  
XTerm*color5:      #963c59 
XTerm*color6:      #2B6928 
XTerm*color7:      white
XTerm*color8:      gray30
XTerm*color9:      #cf6171
XTerm*color10:     #79f779
XTerm*color11:     #fff796
XTerm*color12:     #4186be
XTerm*color13:     #cf9ebe
XTerm*color14:     #71bece
XTerm*color15:     white
XTerm*scrollBar: true
You can see all the options that are available on the xterm's man page. Section "RESOURCES".
 
Old 12-01-2008, 11:37 PM   #11
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I tried putting the above settings in ~/.Xdefaults, but it didn't work.
Also tried loading these settings from xrdb. This also didn't work.
xrdb -load ~/.Xdefaults
 
Old 12-02-2008, 12:04 AM   #12
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Are you sure you have the font "-*-terminus-*-*-*-*-14-*-*-*-*-*-*-*" on your system? You can use xfontsel to select a valid font.

The colors should work, though... So if you don't see yellow text we can assume that your Xdefaults file is being ignored for some reason.
 
Old 12-02-2008, 11:09 AM   #13
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yes.. i don't see any yellow text, its plain white. Though there are different for dir and file listings.. but i think that is a bash feature.. right?
 
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yes.. i don't see any yellow text, its plain white. Though there are different for dir and file listings.. but i think that is a bash feature.. right?
It's a features of ls, though it's up to the terminal emulator to define the concrete colors that will be available to the applications like ls.

You can try "xrdg -merge ~/.Xdefaults" instead and see if that makes any difference. Of course, you need to open a new terminal before the settings will take effect. But by now I think that you already know that... But just in case.
 
  


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