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Old 03-25-2020, 09:21 AM   #16
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I think there's one in the Slackware desktop thread but I can't find it now.
 
Old 03-25-2020, 04:56 PM   #17
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Thx for the powerkit, had no idea about its existence.
 
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Old 03-26-2020, 04:59 AM   #18
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Any tips on good "Lock-Screen" apps? I want a lock-screen that also can show the buttons; Restart, Shutdown. Like XDM loginmanager, but as a lock-screen.
 
Old 03-26-2020, 06:30 AM   #19
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Any tips on good "Lock-Screen" apps? I want a lock-screen that also can show the buttons; Restart, Shutdown. Like XDM loginmanager, but as a lock-screen.
I have not come across one like that, that would be a good one that I would use, too!
 
Old 03-26-2020, 10:33 AM   #20
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Any tips on good "Lock-Screen" apps? I want a lock-screen that also can show the buttons; Restart, Shutdown. Like XDM loginmanager, but as a lock-screen.
I use WindowMaker with xbindkeys installed.
With
Code:
 # Mod4 + l - Windows + L locks screen
"xlock -allowroot -usefirst"
  Mod4 + l
in ~/.xbindkeysrc
then <Windowskey> + L locks the screen.
I have a setup that hibernates when I close the lid on my netbook, so when I restart I need to log in.
 
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Old 03-26-2020, 12:02 PM   #21
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Any tips on good "Lock-Screen" apps? I want a lock-screen that also can show the buttons; Restart, Shutdown. Like XDM loginmanager, but as a lock-screen.
I don't know its name but AntiX uses one like that, it has 6 choices.
(I'll try & find its name.)
 
Old 03-26-2020, 12:49 PM   #22
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window manager only, or perhaps even no Xorg,
What I found was the awesome powerkit, which was originally created for Slackware. The Slackbuild is available here.
I've gotten by with just the kernels power management. I used to use xfce4-power-manager, but it's wrapped up in polkit to escalate privileges and it became a rabbit hole trying to implement it outside xfce4. Also, I have an Asus laptop that is a nightmare for power managment, as every flavor of Linux I've ever tested on this thing has cause crashes with suspend. Slackware minus a power manager and using a window manager is the only stable option I've found, and even pm-suspend causes sporadic freezes but at least they're rare.

Maybe I'll try out this powerkit; it's clearly the right idea for WM users.

I use spectrwm. Gotta have it. And incidentally, you can float windows pretty easily.
 
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Old 03-26-2020, 03:04 PM   #23
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I don't know its name but AntiX uses one like that, it has 6 choices.
(I'll try & find its name.)
I have only found obsession so far that is similar.
https://packages.debian.org/sid/x11/obsession
 
Old 03-27-2020, 06:35 AM   #24
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OK, I asked on the forum & the one AntiX uses is:-

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/usr/local/bin/desktop-session-exit offers a clean way to logout, reboot, suspend, etc.
https://github.com/antiX-Linux/deskt...p-session-exit

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Old 03-29-2020, 07:53 PM   #25
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The next item on my list was a good file manager, since I'm not using Dolphin or Thunar. Midnight Commander is excellent and included with Slackware, but sometimes I just want a good GUI file manager, too.

Fortunately, there are lots of good options out there, such as roxfm, spacefm, and pcmanfm.

But my favorite is xfe. Although it requires the fox-toolkit as a dependency, it is worth it (it's a quick compile). It is a fast and full-featured file manager with lots of options.

As a bonus with xfe, you get the xfw text editor, and the xfi image viewer. All three are lightweight and fast.
Wow! I really like the look of those. I'm going to try the file manager out because I find myself completely lost if I can't have Krusader, but I have to have a buttload of KDE stuff to be able to use it. Maybe this can be a good substitute so I can try other WM's/DE's besides KDE (though I *do* like KDE, just curious to try something else after all these years, heh). Thanks for this thread!
 
Old 03-29-2020, 08:19 PM   #26
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Wow! I really like the look of those. I'm going to try the file manager out because I find myself completely lost if I can't have Krusader, but I have to have a buttload of KDE stuff to be able to use it. Maybe this can be a good substitute so I can try other WM's/DE's besides KDE (though I *do* like KDE, just curious to try something else after all these years, heh). Thanks for this thread!
You can also use Double Commander, which, together with Krusader and Total Commander, is another excellent Orthodox File Manager. There is no slackbuild but you can get a portable package at the Double Commander website, unpack it and just run.

Version 1 is scheduled for release later this year.
 
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Old 03-29-2020, 08:26 PM   #27
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Meh...on second thought after seeing the looks of it (xfe), and it not impressing as I'd thought it might, it's off my system and krusader again gets the lead as my prefered file manager. Oh well, thanks anyway, it's always fun just to try something else once in a while.
 
Old 03-29-2020, 08:32 PM   #28
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You can also use Double Commander, which, together with Krusader and Total Commander, is another excellent Orthodox File Manager. There is no slackbuild but you can get a portable package at the Double Commander website, unpack it and just run.

Version 1 is scheduled for release later this year.
I'm just going to stick with what works I guess. Those 'commander' things just remind me too much of way back when I used windows and *why* I got away from it as fast as I could. Krusader doesn't 'look' like them, I don't know how to explain how or why not, but it doesn't remind me of ms windows in any way, shape or form. It runs pretty quickly too, and I don't mind staying with KDE, as I said, I like it.

Again, thanks though for the tips and things for me to look at, it was sort of like a walk down memory lane, heh.
 
  


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