LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 02-03-2003, 11:45 PM   #1
nuttyvishal4u
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2002
Posts: 26

Rep: Reputation: 15
Unhappy Plz help !!


Hello everyone

I have installed RH8 on my machine. I have seen the screenshots on Redhat.com for RH8 having transparent menus, transparent terminal windows etc. How do i get it?

How do i change my default login screen in RH8?

Why RH8 is slower then RH7.2 on the same machine?

Regards
Vishal
 
Old 02-04-2003, 04:14 AM   #2
annehoog
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2002
Location: Nederland
Distribution: RH 8 Psyche and Debian Woody
Posts: 373

Rep: Reputation: 30
RH8 is known to be slower than RH7.2 I solved the problem by deleting nautilus which causes most of the slowdown.
changing the default login screen may be done in one of the menu items (don't remember which one, just poke around)
the gnome terminal can be set transparent in the options menu.
xterm and other look at their man page, normally it's the -t option.
for transparent menus try googling, I don't know that.
Please notice that transparancy is one of the features that might slow down performance since it continuasl copies the background to be able to display it.

Anne
 
Old 02-05-2003, 12:16 AM   #3
nuttyvishal4u
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2002
Posts: 26

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Thanx

How to delete nautilus. If i am not mistaking Nauitlus is a File Manager? sorry for asking such small questions but i am new to linux & learing it

Regards
Vishal
 
Old 02-05-2003, 03:20 AM   #4
annehoog
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2002
Location: Nederland
Distribution: RH 8 Psyche and Debian Woody
Posts: 373

Rep: Reputation: 30
True Nautilus is the file manager preferred by the gnome developers, much like explorer is for Windows.
But that doesn't mean that you're obligated to use it. There are all types of filemanagers available (search the net on tucows or www.rpmfind.net) my personal favourite is mc (midnight commander) because it's very fast and runs in a text console as well (or a terminal within the gnome environment)
First thing you can do to improve performance is the go in to the options menu of nautilus and deselect the use nautilus to draw the desktop option. One warning though, that would delete you desktop icons since those are drawn by nautilus.
To completely delete nautilus, simply uninstall it or kill the proces in the system monitor.

If you're really looking for speed I recommend changing window manager, I'm using fluxbox, but there are other speedy ones around there as well.
Hope I didn't make things more complicated,

Anne
ps: you can find mc on your RH cd's
 
Old 02-05-2003, 05:07 AM   #5
mhearn
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Nov 2002
Location: Durham, England
Distribution: Fedora Core 4
Posts: 1,565

Rep: Reputation: 47
Redhat 8 should be faster, not slower than 7.3 - however speed can be affected by many things.

Transparent panels are in gnome2.2 (ie redhat 8.1 when it's released). Transparent menus are a no go unless you use KDE, the gnome developers decided not to lower usability with cheapo hacks.
 
Old 02-07-2003, 02:46 AM   #6
nuttyvishal4u
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2002
Posts: 26

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Where will i find fluxbox for Redhat distribution.
I tried on sourceforge but there are versions for distros other than linux
Regards
Vishal
 
Old 02-07-2003, 03:02 AM   #7
annehoog
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2002
Location: Nederland
Distribution: RH 8 Psyche and Debian Woody
Posts: 373

Rep: Reputation: 30
Best to compile it from source or to use the sourcerpms. The rpm's never worked for me because of dependeny hell.
The fluxbox site offers very good documentation on how to do this.

Anne
 
Old 02-07-2003, 11:06 AM   #8
nuttyvishal4u
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2002
Posts: 26

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
I tried to build the package from source rpm. The bulding process was fine. I installed from the built rpm. I did all the things mentioned in the documentation. Now problem is i dont know how to start it. If i type fluxbox & press is gives some messages then says that another window manager is already running.
How do i make it start as default?
Regards
Vishal
 
Old 02-10-2003, 03:11 AM   #9
annehoog
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2002
Location: Nederland
Distribution: RH 8 Psyche and Debian Woody
Posts: 373

Rep: Reputation: 30
first, edit your xsession file (I don't remember exactly where to locate it sorry) or better make a back-up of it and replace it with a new file with this command:
exec /path/to/fluxbox

then restart X by pressing ctrl-alt-backspace

To get back to Gnome switch back to the back-up file.

Anne
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
PLZ, PLZ help - need some info kevmif Linux - General 9 12-17-2007 07:12 AM
plz plz help me regarding route mapping nedian123 Programming 1 07-13-2004 09:17 AM
plz plz solve my route mapping problem nedian123 Linux - Networking 1 07-12-2004 10:41 PM
plz, help me (plz realy ) h4ng4m3 Linux - General 10 08-18-2003 07:07 AM
redhat problems plz plz help sap666 Linux - Newbie 5 07-30-2003 11:57 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:28 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration