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Hello everybody. I'm fairly new to Linux and have been using KDE since I started using Linux. The main reason for this is that there was virtually no learning curve in switching from Windows. I have been using linux strictly on a desktop that runs fast enough to handle KDE, but I recently got a laptop (a PIII 600 with 128 ram) and KDE is just way to sluggish on it. I finally got my Linksys WPC54G running, and I plan on using the laptop for school, and I know I will run out of patience with KDE very quickly.
I've tried enlightenment a bit and I used Xfce on a reallly old laptop about a year ago, but I have some trouble learning all the ins and outs of these window managers. Currently, I've been playing around with window maker, but I don't really like it either, although it seems quite a bit more stable than enlightenment or Xfce. Does anyone know of any good info sources on various window managers or have any opinions on what would be a good alternative to Gnome and KDE? Maybe I just need to spend more time tweaking and playing around with some different wm's and find one I like. I'm just not really sure where to start. thanks,
I found the Mandrake 10 rpm for fluxbox 9.9... and I'm trying to install it. I'm having some dependency issues however. I got the libstdc++.so.6 dependency taken care of, but I just tried to install again and now I'm getting an error now due to unsatisfied libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.3.4) I tried searching for an rpm and all I can find is glibc_2.2.x or something similar. Supposedly the glib_2.2.x adds the libc.so.6, but it doesn't seem to be working. I installed the libc packages on the mandrake cd, but I'm still getting the unsatisfied lib error. Any ideas what I'm doing wrong or where I should look for the correct lib?
Man alive, I always have such stupid problems with fluxbox. So the rpm installation wouldn't work and I got the source for version 9.10 and compiled and installed without a hitch. Now that fluxbox is installed I can't run it because of my stupid KDM login manager. It's crap. Does anyone know how to get rid of kdm so I can just log in from the command line and edit my xinitrc file accordingly....or maybe there's a way to add another window manager option to the stupid dropdown menu. Jeez this is characteristic fluxbox for me...I always have a ton of stupid and probably really easy to avoid problems. ARg.