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Old 02-26-2014, 09:12 PM   #16
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Use CDE and Tk exclusively ;-)
 
Old 02-27-2014, 04:38 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by K-Wizzz View Post
A very fine idea! Did you already come up with a solution for

- setting up network for road warriors (I was surprised that there is nm-applet in slackware, but you need additional software (trayers) for it to work with other window managers and I am still struggling with nmcli)

- power management (don't know about a CLI version or a light X version, so for latter I tried xfce4-power-manager, but its pop-up windows don't work well with windowmaker (pop-ups create new program icons on desktop), and if I already have to use that component from xfce, then I don't see a reason against using the rest of xfce4 either)

- suspend from CLI (well, I came up with my own script using dbus-send)
- I could be wrong, but last I checked nmcli cannot create new connections yet. It can connect to existing networks (ie, ones that have been seen and logged by nm) but it cannot, say, add a network connection using the results of iwscan -> wpa_supplicant -> dhcpcd

- `ibam` monitors battery life from the shell, check it out. very useful.

- i'd love to see this suspend script :-)
 
Old 02-28-2014, 04:19 AM   #18
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- I could be wrong, but last I checked nmcli cannot create new connections yet. It can connect to existing networks (ie, ones that have been seen and logged by nm) but it cannot, say, add a network connection using the results of iwscan -> wpa_supplicant -> dhcpcd

- `ibam` monitors battery life from the shell, check it out. very useful.

- i'd love to see this suspend script :-)
Have to check nmcli if it really cannot create new connections. Then there's wicd left (creating conflicts with Networkmanager).

As for power management right now I am using acpitool, but neither this one nor ibam can be configured to suspend the system if battery is low or system is idle for a certain amount of time. Guess I need to write some shell script and put it in crontab...

Suspend for slackware 14.1 works with this command

Code:
dbus-send \
  --system \
  --dest=org.freedesktop.UPower \
  --type=method_call \
  --print-reply \
  /org/freedesktop/UPower \
  org.freedesktop.UPower.Suspend
I just put it in a shell script called zzz and my fingers felt much better :-)
 
Old 04-24-2014, 01:06 PM   #19
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So, my latest efforts have been about using cwm as the standard WM for both my Slackware and OpenBSD boxes. I have found it to be my favorite stacker, so far. For tiling WMs, I'm liking euclid-wm and larswm.
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Old 04-24-2014, 01:49 PM   #20
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To get the best of your CLI, I recommend installing FbTerm, that can make use of good TTF fonts initially intended for X, like DejaVu.

Despite its name it works not only in a framebuffer but also in a Vesa console. You can scale the font at will. It's available @ http://slackbuilds.org. In case you would want not to use the whole X stack, here are the only dependencies from the l and x series:
l/freetype
x/fontconfig
x/dejavu (or an other font if you prefer).

You'll need also a/aaa_elflibs and ap/libx86 but I guess that you have that already installed

If you want to see an example, you could try an installer in http://slint.fr/testing, that make use of it.
 
Old 04-24-2014, 02:05 PM   #21
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^ Thanks, yes, I do/have used fbterm for Slack CLI builds, works great!
 
Old 05-23-2014, 04:33 PM   #22
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How is it going so far? I want to try going "CLI warrior" too, but on OpenBSD.
What browser do you use?
 
Old 05-23-2014, 05:31 PM   #23
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^ Good! My latest install (desktop) was done without DEs or WMs, and also without consolekit and policykit. And then I added cwm. I use Firefox for GUI browsing, and Links for text browsing, although I also have Opera 12.16 installed, so not entirely CLI apps. OpenBSD would be a great base for this, too.

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Old 05-23-2014, 05:45 PM   #24
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How do you change the gtk theme from command line? (Firefox looked horrible). I tried building lxappearance and it didn't work, tried editing gtkrc file but it didn't work either.
 
Old 05-23-2014, 05:51 PM   #25
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I didn't, I just live with the appearance of any gtk apps.
 
Old 05-23-2014, 06:14 PM   #26
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Ah, but it looks so horrible D:
 
Old 05-23-2014, 06:36 PM   #27
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Just the window interface, or do your fonts look horrible, too? I've noticed that Opera 12.16 looks better than Firefox, for what it's worth.
 
Old 05-23-2014, 06:47 PM   #28
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The interface, I've found the stock OpenBSD font configuration pretty good actually (Firefox). Better looking than most Linux distros imo (talking about stock configs). Didn't try other browsers.
 
Old 05-23-2014, 09:02 PM   #29
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^ Yes, I would agree with you there. I'm not sure why it is, but font rendering in all BSDs I have tried is much better than Linux.
 
Old 05-24-2014, 10:04 AM   #30
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Some websites looks worse but it is more because they use a missing font on the stock config (like ms fonts). The font rendering itself is great, I can get comparable results on Linux only when using something like in finality.
 
  


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