installing a window manager

Justin V. vic at
Wed Nov 3 16:27:54 UTC 2010

On Wed, 3 Nov 2010, Dick Hoogendijk wrote:

> Up 'till now I had a server without X. I've a need however to be able to 
> graphically work on that server so I thought: I install 
> x11-servers/xorg.server and after that I build windowmaker (nice and light). 
> However, this does not seem to be enough to get X working.
> Can somebody tell me what to build (with portmaster) to get a minimal X 
> server station with windowmaker.
> I run 8.1/amd64 with up2date ports.
> Thanks
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Here is what i have installed for X:

[vic at yeaguy ~]$ pkg_info | grep -i xorg
linux-f10-xorg-libs-7.4_1 Xorg libraries (Linux Fedora 10)
xorg-7.5            X.Org complete distribution metaport
xorg-apps-7.5 apps meta-port
xorg-docs-1.4,1 documentation files
xorg-drivers-7.5 drivers meta-port
xorg-fonts-100dpi-7.5 X.Org 100dpi bitmap fonts
xorg-fonts-7.5 fonts meta-port
xorg-fonts-75dpi-7.5 X.Org 75dpi bitmap fonts
xorg-fonts-cyrillic-7.5 X.Org Cyrillic bitmap fonts
xorg-fonts-miscbitmaps-7.5 X.Org miscellaneous bitmap fonts
xorg-fonts-truetype-7.5 X.Org TrueType fonts
xorg-fonts-type1-7.5 X.Org Type1 fonts
xorg-libraries-7.5 libraries meta-port
xorg-server-1.7.5,1 X.Org X server and related programs
[vic at yeaguy ~]$

For Xorg all I did was pkg_add -r xorg and Im using Awesome WM, very 
lightweight and quick.. But its not your typical WM.. Its a tiling WM, you 
cant resize your windows.. really.. you organize your desktop window by 
clicking in the right hand corner of the desktop.. This WM has grown on 
me... give it a shot.  The purpose of it, i guess, is to elimiate wasting 
your time resizing your windows..

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