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Old 01-07-2002, 10:31 AM   #1
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lighter desktop env

Thanks for the answrs.
Now where do I get those Desktop env's from and how do I install them? In Linux my modem isn't working (winmodem) but that is something I want to fix later. So I have to download the stuff via I.E. onto Windows.
How do I install this on Linux?
As you might have noticed, I'm very new in this.
Old 01-07-2002, 10:38 AM   #2
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mandrake 8.1 comes with tons of desktop environs. insert the cd and go the RPMS directory and trype ls *blackbox* or type ls *wmaker* if it finds any6thing then just rpm -i thefileyoujustsearchedfor.rpm. you are also aware of the autocompletion function, if you found wmakersomethingsomething.rpm then just type wmake and then push tab several times and it will finish or show you finishing options for what you're typing. xfce i believe is also on the first or second mandrake cd. Good luck!
Old 01-07-2002, 01:51 PM   #3
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hm... well, blackbox is a very 'lite' and nice windows manager.

download the tarball from its website and follow exactly as the readme file says. i can't remember its website, but u can type 'blackbox windows manager' on the google search engine and it'll turn up.

a coupla simple commands to install it and you're got yourself a new windows manager.

oh btw, windowmaker is also very nice. and its a lot 'lighter' than gnome or kde.


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