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Old 02-15-2003, 04:41 PM   #1
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wasted space


I am wondering what is the best way to get rid off all the drivers and dev stuff that I do not need? I am a little wary of deleting these.
 
Old 02-15-2003, 04:47 PM   #2
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the total size of a generously compiled kernel (i.e. the drivers you are presumably talking about) take up around 30mb max on average. and half of them are required. "dev stuff" does not actually exist, they are not real files, and so take up no space at all. if you want to reclaim some space, uninstall pacakges you don't want, like kde....
 
Old 02-15-2003, 09:49 PM   #3
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quick question on your last note about kde. what WM do you recomend I have the default suse loads. Is Gnome better? whatr about twr what exactly are the pluses on using these on a machine that is a desktop?
 
Old 02-16-2003, 01:31 AM   #4
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I like Window Maker. A lot.

There aren't really pluses and minuses, it's just a matter of personal preference. Some claim that KDE might be slower, but I think it's probably fine on a reasonable fast system.
 
Old 02-16-2003, 01:28 PM   #5
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I have tried gnome and window maker but I don't know how to make winex shortcuts. that killed it for me. Gnome didn't work well with winex so that killed that. I likes the games. Well thanx for all the help.
 
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blackbox for ever. you don't need desktop icons etc.. you've just not tried living without them....
 
Old 03-02-2003, 03:45 PM   #7
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so you do everythign from command prompt? Do you use a lot of aliases? why no shortcuts?
 
Old 03-02-2003, 03:49 PM   #8
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Nope ... you do it from a pop-up menu that shows up wherever you right-click the desktop :)
The menu is maintained as an easy to use ASCII-file.

Cheers,
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Old 03-02-2003, 04:32 PM   #9
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Get fluxbox. Now!

http://fluxbox.org
 
Old 03-02-2003, 04:48 PM   #10
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We *are* strange animals, aren't we? :)

Following the "new religion" of Linux
we have to segregate immediately, namely
by distros, and if that's not enough, fine-grain
that by the preferred window manager ;)

That's just like in history of Christianity,
splitting up in sub-divisions following the
"right faith" :} ... only in modern times the
splits spread faster! ;}

Linus be with you! :D
Tink
 
Old 03-02-2003, 04:53 PM   #11
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Quote:
Originally posted by gonus
so you do everythign from command prompt? Do you use a lot of aliases? why no shortcuts?
If you use gkrellm, there's a plugin to launch apps. No more desktop icons, just a nice plugin at the bottom of gkrellm to launch apps

Cool
 
Old 03-03-2003, 02:40 PM   #12
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But why would you not want the icons and what not? Does kde or whatever else window manager in use take up so much processing power that you are unable to effectivily run your applications? Or is it just that you choose not to? I had tried windowmaker and it's pretty cool. I just don't see why you would use it. It was fun to tinker with though. Can someone show me some screen shots of thiers. I would like to see how others use it. I am going to try and go with no shortcuts and see what happens.
 
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why not? because you jsut don't need them, they take up space, clutter the desktop up, waste processing power...

I started using blackbox when i had to buy a cheap and cheerful computer to use at university, and found gnome was so so slow, so i tried blackbox, which i didn't understand (the desire to use it, not how to use it) at all at the time, but within a couple of weeks i was so hooked. loads in a second, and as i started usign consoles more desktop icons and start buttons seemed to utterly pointless and restrictive.

as for screenshots, you should have a flick through the existing screenshot thread, that's damn long now, and full of lots of different images from differing managers
 
Old 03-03-2003, 02:57 PM   #14
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I actually use Gnome 2 on one of my desktops, with nautilus disabled and no icons on desktop. Other Window Managers I use is sometimes Enlightenment, which some say is a hog of its own but was very fast on my 400mhz and I sometimes use XFce, which is sort of a CDE clone from Solaris.
The only shortcuts I tend to make are on my one panel in Gnome, no icons for me, they are distasteful in my own opinion.
 
Old 03-03-2003, 03:25 PM   #15
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OK. Didn't know we had screenshots here. Thanx for all your input.
 
  


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