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Old 09-23-2003, 12:29 PM   #1
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xfce really rocks


i thought dropline gnome was good, shit xfce 4 rockxors my soxors
 
Old 09-23-2003, 04:48 PM   #2
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I concur
 
Old 09-23-2003, 04:57 PM   #3
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i wanted to try it, but is there any easier way than installing all the package modules by hand? seemed too much like work.
 
Old 09-23-2003, 05:00 PM   #4
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I actually just d/l'd all the rpms and installed them all that way.
 
Old 09-23-2003, 05:09 PM   #5
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I actually just d/l'd all the rpms and installed them all that way.

BigNate, What does your signature mean??
 
Old 09-23-2003, 05:22 PM   #6
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generally the IP of the first computer on a network is 127.0.0.1 Hence the reference to the wizard of oz and the saying "there is no place like home" or in geek speak: there is no place like my biggest freakin' computer. Ironicly I use a 192.x.x.x schema and my loopback interface is 127.0.0.1
 
Old 09-23-2003, 05:25 PM   #7
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Oh.. so thats why when i run NMAP it scans 127.0.0.1?
and Whats a loopback interface?
Thanks
 
Old 09-23-2003, 05:32 PM   #8
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loopback interface is a "virtual" network interface used by internal programs that need to connect to other processes. Like X11 fwding during ssh. If you tried to fwd X11 traffic with out the benefit of the loopback ssh would be unable to connect to the internal X server and would choke...I know I muffed my hosts file once and couldn't get it to work...the thread is around here somewhere. This is probably a little simplistic but it is the way I understand it

If you ask what X11 is I'll cry...(just kidding)
 
Old 09-23-2003, 06:03 PM   #9
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I am sold. I am all over it tonight...I think I messed around with gnome and kde enough to realize that all that overhead is not worth a bunch of stuff I forget is in the menu anyways...lol
 
Old 09-23-2003, 06:06 PM   #10
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Get some tissues out, lol.

I thought x11 was the gui interface?

What do you mean by x11 traffic?

Thanks
 
Old 09-23-2003, 06:10 PM   #11
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Get some tissues out, lol.

I thought x11 was the gui interface?

What do you mean by x11 traffic?

Thanks
LOL...you are right. I meant that X11 images are coming back across the network...traffic is the actual transfer of those images (again a bit simplistic but you get it
 
Old 09-23-2003, 09:52 PM   #12
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back to xfce
 
Old 09-23-2003, 10:06 PM   #13
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I loaded it up and started playing with it. I like it so far. it's very clean. I am still figruing out a more effective way to make launchers or leverage some sort of menu structure.

it pretty clean though.

samba throws an error everytime "nmblookup" where as in nautilus it worked fine...I ma sure I will figure it out but anything obvious would sure be appreciated.

Last edited by zroth; 09-23-2003 at 10:37 PM.
 
Old 09-23-2003, 11:08 PM   #14
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pretty cool - kind of half way between Gnome/KDE and a window manager. it seems fast and stable so far. will have to play around with it for a while.
 
Old 09-24-2003, 06:15 AM   #15
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I loaded it up and started playing with it. I like it so far. it's very clean. I am still figruing out a more effective way to make launchers or leverage some sort of menu structure.
For a quick and dirty fix to menu problems I just went in and redid the xml file for the right click. Just:

#vim /etc/xfce4/menu.xml [enter]

Here is a sample of mine:

<xfdesktop-menu>
<title name="desktop menu" visible="yes" />
<separator/>
<app name="run prgrm" cmd="xfrun4"/>
<separator/>
<app name="network config" cmd="redhat-config-network" />
<app name="services" cmd="redhat-config-services" />
<app name="terminal" cmd="multi-gnome-terminal" />
<app name="file mngr" cmd="nautilus"/>
<separator/>
<app name="sylpheed" cmd="sylpheed" />
<app name="firebird" cmd="mozilla-firebird"/>

A lot of things are config'able from the settings dialog but real control can be had in all the .xml files you can hack Have fun!
 
  


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