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Old 08-16-2003, 05:55 PM   #1
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Any window managers similar to windowmaker?


Anyone know of a window manager that is similar to Windowmaker that is easy to install that dosnt need to add other files to get it to run/compile?

I tried to install windowmaker and it was a nightmare, got dependency errors then got the files it said it needed, got errors compiling those then got the files those needed and got errors installing those so finally i gave up.
 
Old 08-16-2003, 06:40 PM   #2
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hi

what functionality are you looking for when you mean something like window manager. a complete list of available options(almost) is available here


http://www.plig.org/xwinman/
 
Old 08-16-2003, 06:43 PM   #3
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Are you looking something like WindowMaker in which matter? Lightweight/Ease of use desktop ? If so, I would recommend Blackbox/Fluxbox if you've not already tried . I can see you are using RedHat 9.0. If so, I hope you have apt-get/synaptic installed on it, otherwise you are losing the best thing I've found for this distro .

If you do, have it, type:

apt-get install blackbox

then

apt-get install bbkeys

If you don't have/know about apt-get/synaptic then visit:

http://freshrpms.net/

If you want to know more about black or fluxbox, visit:

http://blackboxwm.sourceforge.net/

www.fluxbox.org

Good luck
 
Old 08-16-2003, 06:44 PM   #4
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hehe, rahulsundaram and I am on fire today . I'm posting almost always together with you and saying almost what you've just said. Sorry buddy, I promise to use my reload button next time
 
Old 08-16-2003, 06:47 PM   #5
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Afterstep is very much like WindowMaker, in fact, WM was formed off of Afterstep.
 
Old 08-16-2003, 07:06 PM   #6
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hi megaman

thats ok. let the users have a double take. its sometimes worth repeating stuff
 
Old 08-16-2003, 07:19 PM   #7
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Try fluxbox or icewm

For Red Hat 9, you will want to install rpm's with the command
rpm -Uvh package_name

Search google for their homepages or
search for them on
http://rpm.pbone.net/
use the advanced search
 
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