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Old 09-29-2003, 01:28 PM   #1
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9.0 or 9.1 ?

i have experienced with RH9 and SuSE 8.2 and i'm planning to install Slackware on my P2 Laptop (288MB RAM and 9 GB).
which of 'em would you recommend me?
Old 09-29-2003, 01:52 PM   #2
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I just installed 9.1 and I love it.. gnome 2.4 is fast and sexy looking
Old 09-29-2003, 01:58 PM   #3
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hehe... im not sure that neither Gnome nor KDE would work...
im actually planning on fluxbox...
although not many have experienced with it alot so they can recommend of it...
but if someone DID experienced with it alot and want to recommend it - this thread is open
Old 09-29-2003, 02:04 PM   #4
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I've used fluxbox quite a bit, I prefer it to Gnome or KDE.

Lighter, seems faster, and less cluttered.

From personal experience some of the Gnome or KDE specific tools aren't available in fluxbox/blackbox but it could just be that I never bothered to add them to the menus.
Old 09-30-2003, 12:26 PM   #5
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9.1.. i486 minimum, i686 optimized
Old 10-01-2003, 10:24 PM   #6
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Fluxbox is nice but can't get any backgrounds to load for any themes. I've followed numerous tutorials that all say the same thing.
Old 10-02-2003, 12:03 AM   #7
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did you run xsetbg first then load the wallpaper with it.. and you can use the applications u can use any gnome kde application without any problem besides gnome kde they both use a window manager to handle windows in the background...
Old 10-02-2003, 08:48 AM   #8
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Fluxbox is awesome if you like lightweight/minimal WMs. I use it on my laptop for speed issues and it works great. The only complaint anyone can have about it is its lack of graphical tools. Don't be afraid to get your hands dirty and open some config files! That, and the graphical fluxconf tools go together well to give you a nice desktop.

I would personally rather run gnome, but on my laptop its not an option. I would say your system should handle gnome 2.4 fine, but if you wanna check out fluxbox, I highly recommend it. Also, you can get a nice slackware package for it right from the fluxbox homepage, so you shouldn't run into any trouble getting it to work. I didn't at least.

Best of luck,
Old 10-02-2003, 09:38 AM   #9
Registered: Jul 2003
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Here is a link I found in other distro forum of LQ on configuring fluxbox:

Me disturb the netscape window height that exceed often the screen bottom n I was not able yet to reside it. Ne1 knows howto start it with certain geometry ?

netscape -geometry 50x50 won't reduce the size ..

Open-motif is more configurabler .., Am a little bit too silly to start an "open-motif, any taker thread" to post my config there ..

Waiting someone to start it ..


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