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Old 05-23-2020, 01:59 PM   #1
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lumina


The lumina SlackBuild on SBo was updated to version 1.6.0.

The Lumina Desktop Environment (Lumina for short) is a lightweight, XDG-compliant, BSD-licensed desktop environment that focuses specifically on streamlining the ability to get work done while minimizing system overhead.

It was specifically developed for Project Trident, https://project-trident.org/ that was previously based on FreeBSD. Now Project Trident is based on Void Linux, so I expect better compatibility with Slackware. It is based on the Qt graphical toolkit and the Fluxbox window manager (although it runs better in kwin IMHO), and uses a small number of X utilities for various tasks, such as numlockx and xscreensaver.

lumina-pdf and lumina-calculator are recommended for the complete desktop experience.

My experience with V.1.6.0 has been mainly positive; it seems far more stable than the previous versions.

A wiki with some hints may be found here: https://docs.slackware.com/howtos:wi...anagers:lumina

Enjoy.
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Old 05-23-2020, 05:09 PM   #2
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Chris, Thanks for the information. Have you compared its memory size to XFCE? I found that due to the QT requirement, 1.5 required more memory than XFCE. I also found it hard to get certain functions, like panels, to be properly placed and expanded. It also lacked a switch user and suspend functions. Maybe those have been addressed? When I get a moment I'll have to test it again, since my last testing was in October 2019. Cheers,
 
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It is a nice desktop. I ran it briefly on the BSDs. Thanks for sharing your experience.
 
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Chris, Thanks for the information. Have you compared its memory size to XFCE? I found that due to the QT requirement, 1.5 required more memory than XFCE. I also found it hard to get certain functions, like panels, to be properly placed and expanded. It also lacked a switch user and suspend functions. Maybe those have been addressed? When I get a moment I'll have to test it again, since my last testing was in October 2019. Cheers,

No I did not compare memory usage. My impression is that it is close to XFCE, but I did not take accurate measurements.

I acknowledge that panels were problematic on previous versions. I have not tested panels on V1.6.0, much but I have not encountered any obvious bugs yet.

Switching users is not available unless I missed it and suspend is still not working well here. I just suspend by closing the lid of my laptop and editing /etc/acpi/events/lid

Quote:
event=button/lid (LID)
action=/usr/local/sbin/lid_xinitrc.sh >> /var/log/lid 2>&1
and /usr/local/sbin/lid_xinitrc.sh

Quote:
#!/bin/sh
if [ -r /proc/acpi/button/lid/*/state ]; then
STATEFILE=$( ls /proc/acpi/button/lid/*/state | head -1 )
[ -r "$STATEFILE" ] && STATE="$( awk '{print $2}' $STATEFILE )"
else
exit
fi
[ "$STATE" == open ] && exit

XUSER=$( ps -fp $(pgrep -d, -x xscreensaver) | tail -1 | awk '{print $1}' )
if [ -z "$XUSER" ]; then
NOGUI=YES
XUSER=$( who | head -1 | awk '{print $1}' )
else NOGUI=NO
fi
XUSER=${XUSER:-root}

case $NOGUI in
YES)
if [ -x /usr/bin/vlock ]; then
su -l "$XUSER" -c 'vlock -ans &'
fi
;;
NO)
if [ -x /usr/bin/xscreensaver-command ]; then
su -l "$XUSER" -c '/usr/bin/xscreensaver-command -lock'
fi
;;
*)
;;
esac

if [ -x /usr/sbin/pm-suspend ]; then
if [ -x /usr/bin/pm-is-supported ]; then
/usr/bin/pm-is-supported --hibernate || exit
fi
/usr/sbin/pm-suspend
fi

Chris

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It is a nice desktop. I ran it briefly on the BSDs. Thanks for sharing your experience.
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Old 05-25-2020, 07:32 AM   #6
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suspend is still not working well here.

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Suspend, like restart and poweroff sometime work, sometimes don't. You need raise your tolerance levels with lumina
 
  


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