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Old 01-17-2010, 10:58 AM   #1
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Any Icewm/Icewm-experimental experts here?


Just wanting some tips on making Icewm look really good?

I have installed icewm/ and icewm-experimental in lenny
Have looked for good config guides
but there aren't many...

I have also installed from source icepref; though it doesn't seem to be working...

any help appreciated
 
Old 01-17-2010, 05:06 PM   #2
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You probably already looked here, but just in case you haven't, there is a lot of good documentation on the icewm website:

http://www.icewm.org/index.php?page=docs
 
Old 01-17-2010, 05:11 PM   #3
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Yes I have been checking it out..

Doesn't seem quite as easy as fluxbox though

Is Icewm a lighter wm than flux or about the same resource wise?
 
Old 01-18-2010, 06:45 AM   #4
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I haven't personally tested it, but my best guess would be that fluxbox would be a little lighter on resources. Both are very light WMs, however. A lot depends on what apps you like to run. Even with a light WM if you use a lot of kde or gnome apps, memory usage goes way up as a lot of gnome and kde libraries have to be loaded. At least the WM itself isn't using a lot of resources which I guess is the point.
 
  


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