interesting past 4 hours...
kline at tao.thought.org
Sat Oct 15 12:35:31 PDT 2005
On Sat, Oct 15, 2005 at 12:06:30PM +0400, Andrew P. wrote:
> On 10/15/05, Gary Kline <kline at tao.thought.org> wrote:
> > On Fri, Oct 14, 2005 at 09:08:31PM -0500, Nikolas Britton wrote:
> > > On 10/12/05, Gary Kline <kline at tao.thought.org> wrote:
> > > > This is to anybody with Gnome or KDE insights,
> > > >
> > > > First, both environments do work on my 400Mhz ThinkPad
> > > > (with almost 300M/SDRAM). KDE has a nicer feel for my tastes
> > > > but the response in beyond crummy even with nearly all
> > > > eye-candy.
> > >
> > > Did you mean to say with all eye-candy disabled?... Have you checked out XFCE?
> > >
> > > Intro to XFCE:
> > > http://www.xfce.org/index.php?page=overview&lang=en
> > >
> > > Here are some flash based demos:
> > > http://www.xfce.org/various/flash_demos.html
> > >
> > > The XFCE meta port is in x11-wm/xfce4 and don't forget about all the
> > > plugins: http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/ports.cgi?query=XFCE&stype=all
> > >
> > > After you install the XFCE meta port type in rehash and then
> > > startxfce4, if you like it and want to keep it as your default desktop
> > > environment type in "echo "/usr/X11R6/bin/startxfce4" > ~/.xinitrc".
> > > the FreeBSD handbook as a bit about XFCE in section 5.7.4
> > > http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/x11-wm.html
> > >
> > > I use KDE on my fast systems and XFCE on the slow ones.
> > >
> > I'll give xfce a try. Again. I played with it months ago
> > but gave up on it after a few days. Can I run all KDE-ware
> > and Gnome suites too?
> > Thanks for the pointers!
> > gary
> > --
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> Many FreeBSD users came to love Fluxbox. It's
> a windowmaker-based manager, very nice, very
> lightweight. It's not an environment, so there are
> no file managers, viewers, keyrings, etc. included.
> But it has some support for both KDE and Gnome
> programs, so you can easily install any Gnome-
> based tool (it'll also install some parts of Gnome,
> but not all of it). It has no conflicts with Gnome/
> KDE, so you can install and see if you like it.
You know, what I'd like my wm to be able to do is
set <whatever> app (say xload)
/usr/bin/nice -n -17 xload -g 50x90+0+0 &
so that I'll be able to nice it down to some low value,
control the placing and size of the app, and so on.
I assume that Gnome/KDE (and their light versions)
have some ~user/.* XML files where things are tuned,
but grep -r .* hasn't found anything ...
Is there/Where is the files that list the apps so that
I can set up things and season-to-my-tastes?
For me, functioality is more imortant than how "pretty"
Gary Kline kline at thought.org www.thought.org Public service Unix
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