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Old 12-12-2019, 04:24 AM   #1
bigearsbilly
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Blimey I'v been registerd 16 years!


I just noticed Jeremy's post LQ is 19 years old.

In my day we used startx and configured our modem with PPP
(...puffs smoke from pipe)

(and I still can't spell)
 
Old 12-12-2019, 08:01 AM   #2
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Congrats, it creeps up on you unawares doesn't it.

"PPP"? It was SLIP in my day, though I came to LQ a long time after starting Linux.
 
Old 12-12-2019, 08:24 AM   #3
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I also used a modem when I started, had to, couldn't afford broadband.....

I was a late registrant too, but have been using it full time since 1999.
 
Old 12-12-2019, 08:41 AM   #4
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I have gone back to using startx and revisited PPPD for connecting to a server via a VPN 2 years ago.
That which is old can become young again.
(...puffs smoke from a cigarette)
I am aware of it creeping up on me.
 
Old 12-12-2019, 10:11 AM   #5
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Congratulations on 16 years with LQ!
 
Old 12-13-2019, 08:38 PM   #6
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August 2004 for me, so 15 years...
 
Old 12-13-2019, 09:43 PM   #7
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July 4, 2003 was LQN signup for me and I was using an external US Robotics 56K. Nostalgia for The Wild West days before? ... a little, but while I remember the eye-opening delight of my first logins to a BBS and a few days later CompuServe, I couldn't be happier that I don't recall even the brand of that 2400 Baud modem.
 
Old 12-13-2019, 10:45 PM   #8
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the eye-opening delight of my first logins to a BBS
Oh, man. I remember the first time I d/led a file from a BBS on my 300 baud modem. I sat there in rapt fascination as the download line moved across the screen. When I got a 1200 baud modem, I thought I was in heaven.

At the time I lived in Wilmington, Delaware, a small city by any measure, but we had a some wonderful BBSes. One of them had such a sense of community that we organized in-person events and actually met each other face-to-face.

By the time I started using Linux, though, I had had a cable connection for about six months, so I never learned the joys of PPPD.

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Old 12-16-2019, 04:14 AM   #9
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@allend yes I have started using startx again too

I can remember the days when Linux (desktops, especially) used to do what you wanted, not the other way round

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Old 12-16-2019, 04:46 AM   #10
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People stopped using startx?
 
Old 12-16-2019, 09:07 AM   #11
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I stopped a long time ago. Can't see the point of logging into a console only to run 'startx'. 'xdm' into 'fvwm' here.

The only time I ever use startx now is if I happen to need a second concurrent X session for something, but that's not very often.
 
Old 12-16-2019, 10:03 AM   #12
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I only use startx if for whatever reason the display manager didn't run/is broken - otherwise I just login via the display manager and let that start X. Unless it's something that can't be done while X is running, then I'd start the graphical environment anyway.

Who's got the time to type in startx? More to the point, why do it when you don't have to/can have a display manager installed...
 
Old 12-16-2019, 10:32 AM   #13
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fvwm!!!!

now that's a bit old school even for me.
I fired up Enlightenment the other day, it's changed a bit,


disappointed they've gone over to conformdesktop ... oops i mean freedesktop.org
 
Old 12-16-2019, 10:45 AM   #14
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fvwm!!!!
now that's a bit old school even for me.
It may be old school in Linux, but not necessarily in other OSes. I've just installed OpenBSD 6.5 and that uses fvwm as its default wm. I like it. It's extremely customisable.
 
Old 12-16-2019, 10:47 AM   #15
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I remember CDE now there's a memory

I use sawfish myself with Rox-filer, and xfce panel
 
  


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