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View Poll Results: Do you use a DE in Slackware? Which?
No, I rather use a WM or sth else (fluxbox etc.) 53 42.40%
Xfce 44 35.20%
KDE Plasma 28 22.40%
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Old 07-01-2018, 07:44 AM   #46
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How so? I've been using cwm on both (with the same config) and I can't say I've noticed any differences.
I'm not sure, maybe my problems also exist on OpenBSD and I never noticed. At least on Slackware it did not play well with multiple screens and xrandr. Especially java applications were a problem. It was impossible to move them from one screen to another. Using two screens that overlap but on different resolutions didn't work out well, either. But honestly, I don't really remember the details that made me switch back to FVWM2 in the end.
 
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Old 07-01-2018, 07:55 AM   #47
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Ahh, that could explain it. I only ever use a single screen so those sorts of issues wouldn't be apparent to me. Thanks for the reply.
 
Old 07-01-2018, 09:25 AM   #48
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KDE on desktop & laptop (Dell Precision T3600 & Thinkpad T410).
LXDE on netbook (Asus eeepc 1001HA).
Mostly use the above, but try others now & then for varieties sake.
 
Old 07-01-2018, 11:08 AM   #49
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I use mate but i run a fluxbox panel and slit. Come to think of it the window decorations are also fluxbox, so maybe im not running a DE. Never mind.

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Old 07-01-2018, 11:41 AM   #50
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Right now I'm using FVWM2, after quite some time on i3. I never liked the automated tiling of i3, awesome and the like. I prefer their floating mode and a couple of shortcuts to tile the windows. That is mostly what I tried to reproduce in FVWM2. I also like cwm on OpenBSD but it does not work as well on Slackware.

The unsolved problem: The only thing that seems to work on my HiDPI laptop is Plasma 5, at least without spending ours on configuration.
I bet spectrwm would work, almost certain.
 
Old 07-01-2018, 12:26 PM   #51
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Interesting all this hubbub about KDE/Plasma being in Slackware and so far most of the people (in this poll) use a WM or Xfce.
79% to 21%
 
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Old 07-01-2018, 12:54 PM   #52
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I bet spectrwm would work, almost certain.
The reason I like cwm and fvwm2 is the fact that the default is floating and I have to actively tile. Would spectrewm support this, too? Last time I tried it felt very much like tiling has to be the default.
 
Old 07-01-2018, 02:32 PM   #53
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If you want floating by default you will probably be happiest with a floating window manager. Spectrwm has good float support for a tiling wm, but its still a tiling wm.
 
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Old 07-01-2018, 03:23 PM   #54
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I use Openbox. It have served me well for 10 years. I like Plasma5 though so if that come in to current I might switch to that.
 
Old 07-01-2018, 04:29 PM   #55
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If you want floating by default you will probably be happiest with a floating window manager. Spectrwm has good float support for a tiling wm, but its still a tiling wm.
Awesome has quite good support for floating, IMO. You could even use it that way all the time if you wanted, and I don't think you'd be missing anything compared to a regular stacking WM. Its main issue (depending on your viewpoint) is requiring you to edit Lua code to change the config, though on the other hand, that does make it very flexible.

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Old 07-01-2018, 10:32 PM   #56
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I install enlightenment DR16 on my Slackware laptop installs. I like it and have it customized for my use. Surprisingly it is still supported, although mainline Enlightenment is on version 22.3 now.
 
Old 07-02-2018, 12:43 AM   #57
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I've gotten comfortable with Plasma because it's the default for Mageia and is nicely integrated with the distro, though sometimes I use Enlightenment on my Mageia box. I've always rather liked KDE, but I learned my way around Fluxbox because a long time ago I needed something lightweight.

I came to really like Fluxbox once I learned how to make it do my bidding.
Same here, using Fluxbox on -current and KDE on -stable for work.

Another thing that both KDE and Fluxbox has going for is their support for tabbed windows; combine that with some tiling and you have a great alternative/complement to virtual desktops.
 
Old 07-02-2018, 05:58 AM   #58
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Thank you all.

Eventually I settled on Xfce, installed the Greybird theme and am ready to go.
 
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Old 07-02-2018, 06:00 AM   #59
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Interesting all this hubbub about KDE/Plasma being in Slackware and so far most of the people (in this poll) use a WM or Xfce.
79% to 21%
Yeah, its not like it was slow, bloated and ugly or something
 
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Old 07-02-2018, 07:02 AM   #60
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XFCE at the laptop (That's what I answered)
WindowMaker for the desktop (kind of lonely it seems)
 
  


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