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Old 03-13-2011, 02:22 PM   #1
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Desktop choice


Only having used Gnome, and not knowing about Xorg will this give me a basic desktop sorry for the dumb Question or should I just get gnome/kde "familiar" I would like something different
 
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Hi,

Whether you want to use gnome/KDE/Xfce/fluxbox/..., you do need to install xorg. Xorg is your X Window System Environment, on top of that you can install a Window manager or Desktop environment. Which one is a personal choice.

Xorg does come with twm, maybe too minimalistic for some, but this one is present by default.

BTW: Be prepared for a long build if you choose either Gnome or KDE (full build).

Hope this helps.
 
Old 03-13-2011, 02:38 PM   #3
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You should check out xfce

http://www.xfce.org/

Edit - Damn I'm lagging....
 
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Hi,

Xfce is nice, but it is not part of BLFS. You do need to be a bit creative if you want to install Xfce and there are no (blfs related) build instructions to my knowledge.

It is doable: I run Xfce on top of xorg (all build from scratch).
 
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Hi,

Xfce is nice, but it is not part of BLFS. You do need to be a bit creative if you want to install Xfce and there are no (blfs related) build instructions to my knowledge.

It is doable: I run Xfce on top of xorg (all build from scratch).
Oh I know, I did it a while back. I use gnome on my laptop, and it suites me well for the time being. I still love xfce though
 
Old 03-13-2011, 03:03 PM   #6
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I was looking for mininalistic so at least then I can try before installing "The Heavies" thks guys
 
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Here is a good list(s) to check out:

http://xwinman.org/
http://xwinman.org/others.php
http://xwinman.org/otherdesktops.php

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