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Old 05-23-2011, 04:25 PM   #991
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For a few days now I've been trying cairo-compmgr and playing around with conky on echinus. Though there are a few quirks, it's still pretty darn neat...




http://i484.photobucket.com/albums/r...nus-vifm-1.jpg
Two vifm's opened, Red su to root, White normal user. Conky in the background.

http://i484.photobucket.com/albums/r...-echinus-1.jpg
Gimp with the previous image loaded right after generating.
 
Old 05-23-2011, 08:54 PM   #992
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i never heard of echinus. cool. also, whatever transparency youre using for your terminal is giving a weird double image effect. you can see it in the border of the cloud.
 
Old 05-23-2011, 09:23 PM   #993
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i never heard of echinus. cool. also, whatever transparency youre using for your terminal is giving a weird double image effect. you can see it in the border of the cloud.
Echinus is a lot like dwm but with a configuration file as well as title bars and a few buttons in the normal layout. Also, I didn't expect it to work 100%, there's other quirks, such as I have to start the wm twice in order for conky to show on the desktop (However, I don't believe this is a composite problem. Some issue with echinus and conky being on the right side of the screen). Every once in a great while menus will hide behind their parent windows (So far I've only noticed this with options/properties windows).

As for the double imagery, that's some problem between a transparent urxvt + echinus + the composite manager. urxvt's transparency doesn't line up the bg image so the doubling is caused from both the image in urxvt and the background image. (Just had a closer look at the windows, it looks like urxvt doesn't account for echinus' title bar, so the image is adjusted to urxvt's work space and not the entire window.)

Hmm...Wonder if xcompmgr would have the same problem???

Heigh ho! Heigh ho! It's off to test I go...
 
Old 05-26-2011, 12:26 AM   #994
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just started playing with fluxbox yesterday, but already i can see me switching to it from openbox. both have big pros and cons for both.

loving the tabbed windows though!

http://img807.imageshack.us/img807/4756/fluxdiv11.png
http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/6734/fluxdiv10.png
http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/7128/fluxdiv4.png
 
Old 05-26-2011, 12:33 AM   #995
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just started playing with fluxbox yesterday, but already i can see me switching to it from openbox. both have big pros and cons for both.

loving the tabbed windows though!

http://img807.imageshack.us/img807/4756/fluxdiv11.png
http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/6734/fluxdiv10.png
http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/7128/fluxdiv4.png
What are you finding the advantages are of Fluxbox over Openbox? I'll admit I never spent much time trying to get Flux working as I would have liked, but it seems like OB gives you pretty much exactly the same experience as FB but it miles easier to set up?

Looking good as always. That media player is Audacious?
 
Old 05-26-2011, 12:45 AM   #996
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media player is the sonata mpd client

i found the menu setup to be much more comprehensive in fluxbox than in openbox. that being said, i cant have pipemenus in fluxbox, which is a drag. on the other hand, i can send the output of a script to a file and load that file in fluxbox which fixes that issue. i like changing themes in the fluxmenus, i LOVE the fluxbox-menu features that come preinstalled, and how simple configuration can be done from within the deskmenu as opposed to having to open obconf. fluxconf didnt work for me and just ended up messing stuff up more than helping but i found the configuration files in fluxbox to be much more easily readable/workable than openbox's xml files.

there are issues with the compositing in fluxbox, which led me to not being able to use transparency in a terminal the same as i would in openbox (the only way is to use fluxbox's built in window transparency setting, which is a decent enough quick fix). fluxpanel is really a "love it or leave it" app which can make or break a lot of people on fluxbox vs openbox. i have to admit that tint2panels are nice, but i did like fluxpanel's system tray better (its much better implemented and apps dont leave for no reason) and didnt miss not setting up a tint2. (plus it goes well with my theme)

creating and editing themes in fluxbox is on par with openbox as far as difficulty goes, openbox has slightly more options, but fluxbox implements its options very well and also supports pixmap theming (which openbox still lacks afaik).

the main draw for openbox to me would be pipemenus and argb32 functionality at this point, but fluxbox has a workable answer for the compositing, i find i dont really miss pipemenus, can deal with the window transparency and like the ease of configuring that fluxbox offers.

also, tabbed windows are AMAZING in fluxbox. they are done so perfetly it lacks description. they alone are worth at least taking the time to configure fluxbox so you can test them for a week or so.
 
Old 05-26-2011, 12:53 AM   #997
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Thanks,trademark91 on pointing out that in the newer screenfetch-dev(2.3.4) that the slackware entry is line 841 for the logo and its colors.
Looking good!
Take care,all
 
Old 05-26-2011, 05:59 AM   #998
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Upgraded to 13.37, started using the "Buuf-deuce" theme for Thunar and played around a bit with my conky setup. Openbox, tint2 and wallpaper are similar to before..
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Old 05-27-2011, 05:07 PM   #999
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just started playing with fluxbox yesterday, but already i can see me switching to it from openbox. both have big pros and cons for both.

loving the tabbed windows though!

http://img807.imageshack.us/img807/4756/fluxdiv11.png
http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/6734/fluxdiv10.png
http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/7128/fluxdiv4.png
Another great looking desktop, your quite the artist/customizer trademark91, im jealous lol

Nice work
 
Old 05-27-2011, 07:05 PM   #1000
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On the occasion of the post number 1000 I would like to thank all LinuxQuestions.org members for posting their desktops and hints in the present thread.
 
Old 05-28-2011, 02:04 AM   #1001
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I just got 13.37 up and running.
Nice background and really nice conky! Possible to share your conky files?
 
Old 05-28-2011, 10:56 AM   #1002
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Nice background and really nice conky! Possible to share your conky files?
I think thats a kde desktop widget, not conky
 
Old 05-28-2011, 10:52 PM   #1003
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Here is mine. I'm running 13.37 with Alien's KDE4.6 and Conky. I use MPD for music, and have a script that uses conky to display the track info while playing. When not playing it disappears.
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Old 05-29-2011, 03:50 AM   #1004
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Is that your own skull?
 
Old 05-29-2011, 06:45 AM   #1005
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Here is mine. I'm running 13.37 with Alien's KDE4.6 and Conky. I use MPD for music, and have a script that uses conky to display the track info while playing. When not playing it disappears.
Very cool
 
  


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