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Old 06-12-2004, 09:19 PM   #1
mritch
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w. placement g2+mc // lvm module // fcron


some things i'm trying to get working:

1.
i use the gnome2 windowmanager and metacity. m.c. is afaik the part which is responsible for window-placement. i'd like to modify that since nearly everthing pop's up in the upper left corner.
is there a way to change that or should i use another wm?

2.
i lately installed lvm on my old server/gateway-box. it's running sarge with kernel-ver 2.4.23 (need it for badram+scsiidle) without modules. at bootup, when lvm (exactly vgscan) starts it says:

----snip----

Setting up LVM Volume Groups...
vgscan -- reading all physical volumes (this may take a while...)
modprobe: Can't open dependencies file /lib/modules/2.4.23/modules.dep (No s..)
<repeated x4>

vgscan -- found inactive ....

----snip----

that just bothers me, but lvm is working unfailingly. i checked the daemon startupfiles, created a empty modules.dep for lvm, ... but couldn't get rid of that message. it's lvm10 and CONFIG_BLK_DEV_LVM & _DM (< i actually don't need the DeviceManager for lvm 1.x - right?!) is compiled IN.
any ideas?

3.
does anybody use the "fcron" cron-replacement? i'm getting quite huge load at 6 o'clock and i allready move some to ../cron.daily01 and ../cron.daily02 and niced them :-) anyway the old box chrashes (very rarely) - so i look out for a smarter way and run them poucoapouce (but wn't use anacron). the machine's up 24/7. someone empirical knowledge / results with fcron?

THX,
lg mritch.
 
Old 06-13-2004, 06:33 AM   #2
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About the wm problem, some of my friends say they prefer to use xfwm4 instead of metacity in Gnome. I'm not Gnome user myself, so I cannot say exactly what the benefits of this change are, but having used XFCE4 for some time (I currently prefer WindowMaker) I know that xfwm4 has a "window snapping" feature, which makes the behaviour of application windows feel more regular and reliable than in most other window managers. Perhaps you should give xfwm4 a try.
 
  


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