GNOME questions

Gary Kline kline at
Wed Oct 13 09:26:16 PDT 2004

On Wed, Oct 13, 2004 at 12:00:02AM -1000, Gary Dunn wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-10-06 at 21:36, Gary Kline wrote:
> > 
> > 	To the Gnome wizards out there,
> > 
> > 	I've been experimenting with different window managers
> > 	and need some tips on how making Gnome more comfortable 
> > 	feel.  Here are some miscellaneous questions:
> > 
> > 	How do I create different sized xterms and/or gnome terms
> > 	of different sizes in different workspaces?  
> gnome-terminal can save settings in classes, and a class can be
> specified on the launch command line. If you want them to open when
> Gnome starts, add them in the session startup control.

	In what specific file?  Say that I want two xterms with
	a -14-- point type, one anchored at +0-0 and the other
	anchored at +0+0.  Also, let's say that I want one to
	be initialized with '-iconic' and the other to be displayed.
	Where is the session startup control?  (i have looked for
	docs on by-hand configuration; haven't found it.)

> > 
	[ ... ]

> > 	Both Gnome and KDE are nice front ends, but a bit heavy
> > 	on the graphical interface side for a CLI hacker like
> > 	me.  Feedback welcome!
> A GUI is to the OS what a CPU case is to a motherboard. I am a Gnome fan
> because it has the potential to bring OSS OSes to the masses. I have
> always been a Mac fan, and like a well-designed GUI on my workstation.
> But when I work on my servers I just ssh in and type away. Go figure.

	In just the past few years the number of Gnome-specific 
	apps have mushroomed--it's great that FBSD is getting
	more user-friendly--but without these hooks I get a slew
	of output to stderr.  That's why it's time to move on,
	move up.  Given my familiar set of xterms in various
	workspaces, switching would be much easier.



   Gary Kline     kline at     Public service Unix

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