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Old 05-26-2007, 05:15 PM   #31
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i use slackware, and fluxbox as the WM, i have to have things 'fit' me perfectly or i cant use them, if i buy some clothes they must 'fit' me perfectly or i cant wear them, its the same with my OS environment. the first distro i used was fedora core 4 with KDE, which almost turned me off linux for life, KDE (a desktop environment) is WAYYYYY to much for me, so many options, so much rubbish to look at, TOO MUCH. then i tried Vector linux and it gave me a choice of window managers and i tried fluxbox, and that was it. i prefer to add things as i need them, not to have a whole load of programs sitting there waiting for me to use one day. i dont even have desktop wallpaper, just a black background, which when i right click to bring the blue-ish fluxbox menu up, looks rather simple and elegant slackware just works for me, and im very pleased learning and working with it.

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Old 05-28-2007, 09:44 PM   #32
Registered: Jan 2007
Location: Wyoming
Distribution: PCLOS,Mepis, Win 7
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If you really want Gnome, you need to look at ubuntu.. It's a very pure Gnome, and one of the easiest of all to set up and use. The repositories give you access to thousands of applications so that you only need one (live) CD to get a complete system.

Grapefruit girl:
It sounds as if you qualify as near an expert on slackware.. So, I have a problem--I got a new monitor (19 inch flat panel) which wants a resolution of 1440x900. Slack does not offer that in the list of resolutions, and editing Xorg does not solve the problem. The list the 'peripheral' configuration boxes have does not appear to come from Xorg anyway. The 'help' files tell me "there is no documentation for display", and I can't find where the real list of resolutions is stored. Any thoughts on what I might do to get the proper resolution???

Bill H

P.S. I forgot to remove the reference to Debian from the ID sidebar--I work with a bunch of distros and it's slackware at the moment..

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