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Old 02-09-2002, 06:38 AM   #16
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hmm, didn't think about this really, but now i do, and seeing how that for some reason gnome takes a HUGE amount of tiem to load (after X is finsihed.. something to do with mandrake being a bit process happy i think). I guess all i got out of actually using gnome was... well, desktop icons. but then i never use them anyway, so i wondered why i didn't just go and use a simple WM instead. the only one i think's worth a look in being black/fluxbox. Maybe i'll go back to gnome if i find a reason to do so, but right now i can't think of one really...

i've gone back to blackbox from fluxbox this morning, as it seems fluxbox isn't actaully nearly as good as it's meant to be, as i'ev been trying to use it with a dualheaded X, and it screws up, whereas the brandnew blackbox is fine.

It does take some fiddling with (thigns like bbconf come in handy tho for menu editing) but i've got back to setting things runnign in ~/.xinitrc (bbkeys etc...) and I just hink you get left with a much more rock solid system. maybe there's no difference, but it's nice to know that the thigs you're loading are set in stone in a sense.

and dacid, that alug site is screwed, but you can still get bb 0.62 from elsewhere... http://sourceforge.net/projects/blackboxwm

i use my minutely edited version Nyz style btw, and i think it just looks so cool, which is a really important thing to me if you're gonna eb using just a simple WM instead of gnome etc...

IS there any reason to use flux over black once i've got bbkeys loaded? any thoughts david? using bb i can also use random backgrounds and such, which i like, cos i'm a loser.
 
Old 02-09-2002, 11:58 AM   #17
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I only got fluxbox,

But I really like xfce now.

It has a lot in it .


I've also been looking at mwm and fvwm, but xfce is the best.

I don't think I need gnome but mybe when I get around to it I'll put it on my LFS.


http://www.plig.org/xwinman
 
Old 02-09-2002, 12:09 PM   #18
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I've also been looking at mwm and fvwm, but xfce is the best.
eww.. it's hideous!! but then you seemed to want to use CDE and EVERYONE knows that sucks!
 
Old 02-09-2002, 01:34 PM   #19
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But it gives you such an "adminitrative" feel of power ... (I'm joking..)
 
Old 02-10-2002, 11:32 PM   #20
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It depends on what you have to run it on.


Kde and even gnome run very slow on a P100


whereas the lighter ones run fast. And it's really the Apps I'm trying to run not the Window Manager.

CDE runs good on a sparc 5


I think as far as control goes they all seem to have about the same amount of that.



But I am using wmaker now on my laptop, and it will run any window manager smoothly.

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