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Old 12-03-2003, 05:24 AM   #1
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Gui's


Hi All,

1) Just wondering where I can get a list of available GUI's + Screenshots.
2) Are they easy to install(i'm using vectorlinux)

Vector Linux gives me the choice of 3 when I boot, but none of them seem to look very good.
 
Old 12-03-2003, 05:30 AM   #2
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I read somewhere that the "free" version of Vector lacks the two more "beautiful" desktop environments namely KDE and Gnome...
 
Old 12-03-2003, 05:44 AM   #3
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Yeh your right it does. It's designed to be small and run quick on older machines(or so I've been told), so because of this they must have not included these because I understand they are more power demanding that the ones included.

Thanks for including the links though, I'll try them tonight and see how my machine performs
 
Old 12-03-2003, 09:41 AM   #4
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xfce is a good gui for linux. When you first install it it doesn't look that great but you can configure it to look how you want. Plus it is fast.

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Old 12-03-2003, 09:55 AM   #5
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I agree, thats what I am using at the moment, very very quick, which is an advantage as its installed on a 550mhz machine.

How do you configure it? I've never actually figured that out
 
Old 12-03-2003, 10:32 AM   #6
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There are tons of settings. I don't know what version you are running but I am running 4.1 and I have it configured to exactly what I want. If you are running 4.x then run xfce-setting-show from the command line. For a manual go to:http://members.home.nl/xfce4/documentation/
There should also be a help manual installed with the system and a button on the panel for it. If you are running below 4.x then I can't tell you as I only started at 4.0. But I recommend upgrading. Good luck.

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Old 12-03-2003, 12:56 PM   #7
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i like fluxbox alot, its a very light window manager (and good looking as well if you ask me).
www.fluxbox.org
 
Old 12-03-2003, 01:25 PM   #8
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Here is a nice site that lists many window managers/desktop enviroments.
Windows Managers
 
Old 12-03-2003, 02:23 PM   #9
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I've already got fluxbox installed, so I've downloaded some themes, how do I install them?
 
Old 12-03-2003, 06:04 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by devinWhalen
There are tons of settings. I don't know what version you are running but I am running 4.1 and I have it configured to exactly what I want. If you are running 4.x then run xfce-setting-show from the command line. For a manual go to:http://members.home.nl/xfce4/documentation/
There should also be a help manual installed with the system and a button on the panel for it. If you are running below 4.x then I can't tell you as I only started at 4.0. But I recommend upgrading. Good luck.

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Eventhough I'm using a Geforce graphics card and on a 1.4GHz system, I still prefer to use XFce... Eyecandy without the bloat

Actually the latest release version of XFce is 4.0.1 not 4.1
 
Old 12-04-2003, 09:28 AM   #11
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Actually the latest release version of XFce is 4.0.1 not 4.1
Sorry, I always get version numbers mixed up
 
Old 12-04-2003, 11:14 AM   #12
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=116368

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=116365
 
Old 12-04-2003, 12:08 PM   #13
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You can also take a look at:

www.xwinman.org

Its a pretty good site for all the different window managers out there.
 
Old 12-04-2003, 04:35 PM   #14
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I've already got fluxbox installed, so I've downloaded some themes, how do I install them?
I untar them to ~/.fluxbox. You should end up with one or more of a ~/.fluxbox/backgrounds, ~/.fluxbox/styles, and a ~/.fluxbox/pixmaps (0.9.x only, I think) containing the theme files. You may need to edit the ~/.fluxbox/menu file, depending on how it's set up, to get them to show. If you want them generally available, I think they go in /usr/local/share/fluxbox or /usr/share/fluxbox or whatever.
 
Old 12-04-2003, 10:07 PM   #15
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http://www.dropline.net/gnome/

IIRC I read on the Vector forums that you can install Dropline Gnome on Vector without issue.

http://www.dropline.net/gnome/screenshots.php
Pretty enough for you?
 
  


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