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Old 02-26-2014, 06:25 PM   #2236
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Wink New Desktop


Just downloaded the xfdesktop4.11 package for different backgrounds for each desktop so I figured I'd show it off a little

xfce4.10, Compton from slackbuilds.org, and xfdesktop4.11. Theme is Diehard4 from xfcelooks with faenza xfce icons from slackbuilds.org and custom icons for the launcher. Desktops 1-4 only allowed 3 attachments so last one in on imgur. ----> http://i.imgur.com/zP9PURO.jpg
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Old 02-26-2014, 08:59 PM   #2237
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My gtk- and qt-free Slackware setup. Fluxbox, xfe as file manager...
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Old 02-26-2014, 09:41 PM   #2238
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My gtk- and qt-free Slackware setup. Fluxbox, xfe as file manager...
Say what kind of memory usage do you have with that clean little setup? Wish you would have posted an image with an htop running.
 
Old 02-26-2014, 09:45 PM   #2239
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Say what kind of memory usage do you have with that clean little setup? Wish you would have posted an image with an htop running.
Look more closely at the xterm window: 53MB. (A little bash script called "env-info")
 
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Old 02-27-2014, 07:17 AM   #2240
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Look more closely at the xterm window: 53MB. (A little bash script called "env-info")
Holly shit! That's ridiculous, I'm gonna put that bad boy on my older laptop and use it from now on thanks Jones!
 
Old 02-27-2014, 07:26 AM   #2241
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gtk- and qt-free
is this a thing?
 
Old 02-27-2014, 07:35 AM   #2242
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is this a thing?
Well, yeah. It can be done.

Is it a trend? Not really one that I've noticed.
 
Old 02-27-2014, 10:13 AM   #2243
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Seriously pimping
 
Old 02-27-2014, 11:18 AM   #2244
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Holly shit! That's ridiculous, I'm gonna put that bad boy on my older laptop and use it from now on thanks Jones!
You betcha, enjoy!
 
Old 02-27-2014, 11:21 AM   #2245
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is this a thing?
Not to my knowledge. The trend seems to be ever-expanding bloat. However, over at LinuxBBQ, they have several great Debian sid spins that are gtk- and qt-free.
 
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Old 02-27-2014, 03:36 PM   #2246
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xfce4.10, Compton from slackbuilds.org, and xfdesktop4.11.
So the compton compositor and its dependency called libconfig are both available on SBo now ?

Nice to hear

I've used some third party slackbuilds from Github with a little bit of tweaking of my own in order to build these two applications.

Well, It will be easier to setup in the future if I need them again.

Like you, I've a system using a Nvidia card and with the Nvidia blob + the xfwm4 compositor, I had severe screen tearing when watching some videos.

Now I run

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 $ compton --vsync opengl
at my Xfce session startup and everything is fixed.

I even set it to display Window fade in/out and window border shadows

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Old 02-27-2014, 05:52 PM   #2247
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Like you, I've a system using a Nvidia card and with the Nvidia blob + the xfwm4 compositor, I had severe screen tearing when watching some videos.
Now I run
Code:
 $ compton --vsync opengl
at my Xfce session startup and everything is fixed.
I even set it to display Window fade in/out and window border shadows
I am absolutely in love with compton; rock-solid stability on intel, and that with hardware blur, transparent menus, shadows, and fade-outs. I switched from xcompmgr on bmarley83's advice, and while I cannot be 100% sure (I never found a way to replicate this pesky bug), I am now 99% sure that it did the trick, since the no-redraw crap is totally gone, whereas it used to happen like twice a week.

I noticed, by the way, that openarena is sluggish (sometimes?) when compton is running, but I can totally live with that: I just kill compton while playing.

PS: You can enable opengl vsync in ~/.config/compton.conf

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Old 02-28-2014, 10:08 AM   #2248
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I noticed, by the way, that openarena is sluggish (sometimes?) when compton is running, but I can totally live with that: I just kill compton while playing.
Compton by default does not redirect when running full-screen applications. Add this to your config file:
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unredir-if-possible = true;
unredir-if-possible-delay = 000;
This should fix that problem.
 
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Old 02-28-2014, 12:18 PM   #2249
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So the compton compositor and its dependency called libconfig are both available on SBo now ?

Nice to hear
Yeah it must have been added recently too because it wasnt there a few months ago. Last time I installed it I used src2pkg. The whole reson I use compton is for the same screen tearing issue with nvidia, and becuase xfce4 compositor is kinda weak.

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Compton by default does not redirect when running full-screen applications. Add this to your config file:
Thanks TobiSGD, I needed that fix.
 
Old 02-28-2014, 05:03 PM   #2250
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Still pimpin' my minimal fluxbox setup, playing with .Xresources colors...
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