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Old 09-02-2003, 10:36 PM   #1
grannyratte
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Angry redhat freezes when online....help


Hello,

Whenever i get online with redhat 9, after about 10-15 minutes of surfing the mouse freezes up. I haven't made any system changes so I'm confused about whats happenning here. This is happenning especially when I use the 'konqueror' browser. Another frustrating thing that takes place is that the desktop items dissapear, also, when I get online in the KDE environment. I really don't know what to make of this . I'm a newbie to linux and any help would be appreciated.
 
Old 09-03-2003, 11:13 PM   #2
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It could be dragging your system resources down. KDE takes a lot of them.

1. From an xterm run
serviceconf
if your not running your own http server uncheck
httpd
and any services you know you don't need.

2. If that doesn't help, try a lightweight window manager such as fluxbox
http://www.fluxbox.org
 
Old 09-04-2003, 03:56 PM   #3
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thanks for the info....

I downloaded fluxbox and it looks pretty cool from the screenshots on the website. It compiled with no errors, but now I don't know how to launch this windows manager. Everytime I reboot I get thrown into KDE automatically. Is there a special function or command that I have to give in order to use fluxbox?

thnks...
 
Old 09-04-2003, 04:07 PM   #4
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Two options:

1. As root, edit the file /etc/inittab
Change the line
id:5:initdefault:
or in the case of Slackware
id:4:initdefault:
to
id:3:initdefault:

This will cause you to boot into a command-line interface instead of a graphical one. Just type startx to bring up X.

Then create a file in your home directory named
.xinitrc
put one line in it that reads
exec fluxbox

2. To add fluxbox to your login screen, it's according to your session manager. In a terminal window type

ps aux

Is there a kdm, gdm, or xpm?

If it's kdm go to
http://www.kde.gr.jp/help/doc/kdebas...n-manager.html
Read the whole page but configuring sessions is in the section:
5.31.5.1. Session types

If not, reply back and we'll see what we can do
 
Old 09-05-2003, 01:00 AM   #5
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hi,


You're right....fluxbox it's much faster than KDE. now I just gotta figure out how to customize it to my needs. I have to download some themes for it cause it doesn't carry much. There's alot of windowz managers out there; which one would you recommend using for everyday use?
 
Old 09-05-2003, 10:47 AM   #6
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I use fluxbox everday. You might also want to try Window Maker and IceWM. More info can on window managers can be found at

http://www.plig.org/xwinman/

For themes visit:

http://themes.freshmeat.net
http://www.peakpeak.com/~jallen/themes/fluxbox.html

To customize your menu edit the
~/.fluxbox/menu
file.
 
  


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