kline at tao.thought.org
Mon Jun 6 18:34:13 GMT 2005
On Mon, Jun 06, 2005 at 11:51:06AM -0600, Nathan Kinkade wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 06, 2005 at 09:11:38AM -0700, Gary Kline wrote:
> > On Mon, Jun 06, 2005 at 05:10:05PM +0200, Dick Hoogendijk wrote:
> > > On 05 Jun Gary Kline wrote:
> > > > Anybody know a means of using some of the more nifty KDE
> > > > tools--say, kdict--without using Gnome or KDE?
> > >
> > > Run a window manager (fvwm2?) ;-)
> > >
> > > The needed (kde) libs always need to be installed though.
> > >
> > I'm still using ctwm; it was just up-rev'd to v 3.7
> > so it's not totally dead! in my opinion, ctwm can be
> > hand-tweaked to any degree. Re kde, I think I have
> > everything installed to run it as another user.
> > This is installed: /var/db/pkg/kdelibs-3.4.0_2 and
> > the Gnome tools run. KDE, nope.
> > (?)
> > gary
> One thing I have found about attempting to run KDE apps when using
> another wm is that KDE apps will usually launch up several other KDE
> related processes (kdeinit, etc.) that eat up a lot of memory. I once
> just renamed kdeinit to something like kdeinit.off so that I could use
> ther tabbed X terminal program called konsole. konsole gave some errors
> on launch, but otherwise mostly worked, though some functionality was
> working. In short, it seemed to me that if one is going to run a bunch
> of KDE apps they are probably best off to just run KDE wm, too.
konsole is another KDE app that I like since it allows me
more flexibility that std xterm. Given my druthers, I would
use Gnome over KDE -- if I had only those choices. I suppose
it boils down to one's preference of basically CLI or GUI.
Gary Kline kline at thought.org www.thought.org Public service Unix
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