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repsol05 02-01-2012 12:32 PM

Slackware WM
 
Hello,

I used to use Slackware 8 - 10. I haven't really used it since, but want to come back. I love the OS and the community. Back in 8 -10 I used Gnome. I know Slackware isn't and advocate anymore, but I am not a real big KDE fan. I am not dissing it, it's just bigger than I am used to, and I have never really used it. I have since became a fan of XFCE. Does Slackware 13 have any window managers native to it other than KDE? I guess what I am asking will XFCE play nicely with KDE. I did download a 3rd party version of gnome but it seems to be not reliable. Any suggests would be appreciated.

Thank you,
Mike

malekmustaq 02-01-2012 12:51 PM

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I used to use Slackware 8 - 10. I haven't really used it since, but want to come back. I love the OS and the community. Back in 8 -10 I used Gnome. I know Slackware isn't and advocate anymore, but I am not a real big KDE fan.
It's okay, we are not meant to sign any fan book :)

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I am not dissing it, it's just bigger than I am used to, and I have never really used it. I have since became a fan of XFCE.
We are many, aside from you.


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Does Slackware 13 have any window managers native to it other than KDE?
Yes, plenty to name here.


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I guess what I am asking will XFCE play nicely with KDE.
Xfce doesn't only play --it runs, sprints, and dazzles like a lightning over KDE libraries.


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I did download a 3rd party version of gnome but it seems to be not reliable. Any suggests would be appreciated
If you want to run gnome, here is a Dropline for slackware 13.1; also a GSB-Gnome Slack-Build for Slackware 13.37. My experience was to run GSB v.2 for my Slackware 13.1 stable version, so far it is impressive.

Hope it helps.

Goodluck.

repsol05 02-01-2012 05:52 PM

Thanks for your response.

frankbell 02-01-2012 09:41 PM

Slackware by default includes XFCE, Fluxbox, Blackbox, Windowmaker, FVWM2, and twm, in addition to KDE.

Be careful of dropline Gnome. The one time I installed it, it installed duplicates of programs, such as OpenOffice, that I had already installed myself.

repsol05 02-01-2012 11:17 PM

Awesome thank you that helps! I am going to try and install tomorrow using generic kernel and LVM!

b1tch-x 02-20-2012 01:04 PM

I'm generally a minimalist, however with the intent of maximizing performance. When I first installed 13.37 I selected KDE just to start (never been a fan of GNOME). The base CPU usage was always > 10% when idling. This drove me to XFCE as I could get it to idle at around 5%. I used XFCE for a long time and enjoyed it, including a number of features (I love transparency).

I've moved to the 3.3 kernel branch (updating with new releases). KDE 4.8 came out and Alien released packages for it ( http://alien.slackbook.org/blog/kde-4-8-0-arrives/ ) so I decided to try it again. I found the KDE 4.8 performance to be better than XFCE on my system as I can idle at 2% CPU. Memory usage is a bit higher than XFCE but with 4G of RAM the extra 100-200MB isn't a big deal.

So if you keep the 2.6 kernel and KDE 4.7 I would probably recommend XFCE, but if you upgrade your kernel the latest (even stable) and install KDE4.8 I'd suggest you give it another chance. It is not as "big" as it used to be.


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