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Old 11-10-2002, 12:47 PM   #1
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Best Window Manager for an old Dell XPi 133 ST laptop...


Looking for a light weight window manager for my new old laptop...Anyone have any suggestions? I have checked out Sourceforge, how is IceWM?

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Old 11-10-2002, 11:35 PM   #2
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Fluxbox will run brilliantly...Ice should be ok too, anything like that, blackbox too...

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Old 11-11-2002, 02:22 AM   #3
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twm?
 
Old 11-11-2002, 04:59 PM   #4
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although i'm a flux fan i think blackbox would be lighter on your system. had it running on a 90mhz with 32megs ram fine.
 
Old 11-12-2002, 09:52 AM   #5
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How about twm, fvwm2 or some such?
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Old 11-12-2002, 01:20 PM   #6
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I have a P120 IBM laptop. IceWM runs very nicely on it. Actually, in some of my more calm moments, I find that KDE 3.0.1 is also very good !!

I would recommend IceWM, maybe even Xfce, but there are always the lightweights including the *box "cousins". You might want to look at http://www.xwinman.org/index.html as a resource for window managers, GUIs, and desktops.
 
Old 11-12-2002, 01:23 PM   #7
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SawFish, with out a doubt!
 
Old 11-12-2002, 02:03 PM   #8
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twm is fine, I think it's plenty wm for anyone looking for a diet for their box. It's very useful, and doesn't very much smaller than that.

And since it's the 3rd time it's been mentioned, might be worth a shot

Cool
 
Old 11-13-2002, 01:27 PM   #9
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I installed Fluxbox and it works almost flawlessly. When I exit Flux, I get a screen full of errors. But everything seems to work when using Flux...now if I can just get my sound to work...
 
Old 11-13-2002, 02:45 PM   #10
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Sweet, good luck on the sound

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