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Old 04-05-2002, 08:16 PM   #1
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Which Windows Manager??

Guys, which windows manager do you guys reccommend for stability and overall performance. Iheard Enlightenment and Blackbox were ok. What do you guys think ?

Another reason I want to change managers is because everything seems to crash once in while and the fact that linux is running slower then winxp.

I am using
Classic Athlon 550
384 MB PC-133

What can be wrong, is red hat 7.2 not compatible is amd athlons ?

Please guys.
Old 04-05-2002, 09:51 PM   #2
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Personally, I like xFce, small, light, and fast. E is good too. I never could get into blackbox. Just a bit too minimal for me I guess.
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I've been using icewm for a couple of weeks now myself, light & quick but I don't quite have the configuration really dialed in yet. Too much junk in my menus, that I just haven't gotten around to tracking down...

<edit>append mem=nopentium to your bootloader. That should cure your crashes. As far as speed, kde is a little heavy but it should still run circles around XP on that machine I would think.</edit>

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Old 04-06-2002, 01:03 AM   #4
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Any of those really are pretty darn good. BlackBox is fast, xfce is quick and minimal with easier menu editing etc...I use a version of BlackBox called FluxBox that is just dandy in my mind. It uses tabs to keep track of windows, a bit more options/functionality than BB, so i use it. It'll come down to preference though. WindowMaker is fast too. Anything other than Gnome or KDE is gonna be quicker.
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I started using this recently and really enjoy it. Fluxbox is also nice.

Both are very fast and light.

Old 04-06-2002, 09:53 AM   #6
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append mem=nopentium to your bootloader
I'm using Grub right now, so where exactely does that line go. Here is my grub.conf

# grub.conf generated by anaconda
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
# root (hd0,5)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/hda5
# initrd /initrd-version.img
title Red Hat Linux (2.4.7-10)
root (hd0,5)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.7-10 ro root=/dev/hda5 hdc=ide-scsi
title DOS
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1
Old 04-06-2002, 04:00 PM   #7
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Originally posted by Rampage2884

I'm using Grub right now, so where exactely does that line go. Here is my grub.conf

kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.7-10 ro root=/dev/hda5 hdc=ide-scsi mem=nopentium

Right there ought to do it.
Old 04-06-2002, 04:30 PM   #8
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Personally like Fluxbox, but ever since kde3 came out im switched right back over since there's so many speed improvements throughout.


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