kline at tao.thought.org
Mon Feb 19 01:36:12 UTC 2007
On Mon, Feb 19, 2007 at 11:36:39AM +1100, Nick Withers wrote:
> On Sun, 18 Feb 2007 14:57:30 -0800
> Gary Kline <kline at tao.thought.org> wrote:
> > People,
> > I hope there are some kde or gnome wizards around to give
> > me a few clues about tuning my gnome|kde- lite window managers. So
> > far I have the regular gnome2 and KDE3 desktops going on my test box
> > quite well. kde at least gives users the opportunity to
> > set the level of eye-candy from low to high. I have not seen
> > anything equivalent for gnome.
> As far as I know, GNOME doesn't really have "eye candy" the same way
> KDE does (there are no fading menus, bouncy transparent cursors,
You may well be rght since I've only seen the set-option on KDE.
> > How do I test gnome2-lite and kde-lite? I've found startkde, but
> > no startkdelite. I've found the gnome-session binary, but no
> > gnomelite-session.
> > If I need kde|gnome2- lite.desktop files, please clue me in.
> > Otherwise, how do I instiantiate these lite flavor
> > desktops?
> I think you've misunderstood what the -lite versions are. From
> This metaport installs the pieces of the GNOME 2 desktop that
> are needed to provide a functional desktop. x11/gnome2
> contains the full version of the GNOME 2 desktop environment.
> In other words, it's the same GNOME, but installing the gnome2-lite
> port doesn't install "extras", like games. GNOME is invoked the same
> way regardless of which port is used.
> I believe that the kde-lite port is the same.
I see (*now* :-). Well, since I'm not much of a gamer, it's
not a problem. I did see that gnome-light installed only part
of the suite. That should've been a clue. I was expecting some
kernel/apps wizard to tune things so that, say, the calender
would be niced down to a lower prio and the xterm/terminal/
and-or vi and broswers would have been set to a higher priority.
That is my next task, hopefully without getting too deeply into
the C/++ code. I've test added things like xload and xclock
and will see if the session managers are savvy enough to accept
a "nice -17 /usr/bin/program" line in there. gnome2 at least has
a run priority from 0 to 50 or the like. That may be worth
tx for your insights,
> Nick Withers
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