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LFS is a project that provides you with the steps necessary to build your own custom Linux system.

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Old 01-24-2002, 03:00 PM   #1
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Which GUI did you use?


Depending on what you want your LFS to be (server,workstation), you may or may not be installing X post-initial setup. I, personally, am using LFS to create a screaming workstation for home, so I am installing X.

For those who have installed X on their LFS already, what sort of GUI did you go with? Full-blown(bloated) desktop environment like KDE or GNOME? Or, like your LFS box, some streamlined, though feature rich, window-manager?

I was going to use Blackbox, but some links were dead last time I checked, and it seems since getting a new job, the main developer hasn't really been working on it.
 
Old 01-24-2002, 05:33 PM   #2
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I have Fluxbox on my machine right now. I'm just trying it out, and I think I'll probably end up with Blackbox or WindowMaker installed.
 
Old 01-24-2002, 05:59 PM   #3
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I tried to go with Gnome, but it was a headache to try and install, and I never did finish. X was easy to compile and install, although I used 4.0.2. Xfce I've heard good things about, as well as Blackbox.

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Old 01-24-2002, 06:24 PM   #4
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i used xfce on mine i had going..
 
Old 01-24-2002, 06:48 PM   #5
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Blackbox right now. I have Gnome, KDE2, KDE3, Enlightenment and Windowmaker installed too, as I often grow bored of GUI's so I need something new to look at.

When I do LFS develoment I do that inside vmware most of the time, so on those days I definitely run Blackbox (uses very little memory and other resources). KDE is nice and convenient at times but bloated and makes things slow down. So it all depends on my whim really.
 
Old 01-24-2002, 07:08 PM   #6
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i've tried just about every window manager out there - i keep coming back to enlightenment - i'm so bummed that the development for the 0.17 version has stalled out now that raster is unemployed and mandrake is busy elsewhere. i was concerned that it was becoming bloatware what with the efsd running - it's a great project, but it really needs to be a kernel-level job.
 
Old 01-24-2002, 10:08 PM   #7
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Originally posted by isajera
i've tried just about every window manager out there - i keep coming back to enlightenment - i'm so bummed that the development for the 0.17 version has stalled out now that raster is unemployed and mandrake is busy elsewhere. i was concerned that it was becoming bloatware what with the efsd running - it's a great project, but it really needs to be a kernel-level job.
Firstly, just a bit of trivia. it spun me out so much when i was looking around rastermans site. i knew he lived in Sydney, what i didnt know was that he lives seriously like 2minutes drive from where i live. In a city this massive that really is something.

Secondly. Now he is unemployed i would assume the opposite. he may not have a team working on it but i imagine he is steadily hacking away.

Thirdly, what the hell do you mean it "needs to be a kernel-level job"
 
Old 01-25-2002, 03:29 AM   #8
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I use xfce on mine. I had KDE on Mandrake and I never really liked it. So far xfce has been all I need on my LFS.

I was thinking about trying blackbox though since I heard they recently released a new version and it seems to be doing quite good.
 
Old 01-25-2002, 12:36 PM   #9
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Firstly, just a bit of trivia. it spun me out so much when i was looking around rastermans site. i knew he lived in Sydney, what i didnt know was that he lives seriously like 2minutes drive from where i live. In a city this massive that really is something.

Secondly. Now he is unemployed i would assume the opposite. he may not have a team working on it but i imagine he is steadily hacking away.

Thirdly, what the hell do you mean it "needs to be a kernel-level job"
well... previously, he was working for va linux, and was being paid to write enlightenment. i have no idea what he's doing now. i would have guessed that he would keep hacking away too, but that hasn't proved to be true.

efsd - E file system daemon - it's a file polling system that allows the e file manager to keep up with file changes in close to real time - it does this by polling the open directories constantly and checking against itself for changes. - read another way, it's a bear on resources in a large directory or multiple instances. it's a great project, and something that a desktop linux system will eventually need, but the best implementation would be a kernel-level daemon that just alerts any interested programs that a file just changed, because the kernel would be aware of that anyway.
 
Old 01-25-2002, 01:32 PM   #10
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Window Maker here (and bb on the really low powered machine as I need every bit of screenspace I can get at 800x600 ).

http://david.us-lot.org/latest-screen.php
 
  


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