[nSLUG] Problem with XFCE
jwark at eastlink.ca
Thu Aug 30 20:08:35 ADT 2007
Sorry for the long delay in responding. Among several other major
projects I was trying to try out XFCE 4.4 as suggested by Rich.
I had a quick look at Project Looking Glass but I can't say as the
idea of 3D graphics in a window manager turns me on. I guess I am
just an old fogey.
Thanks for the suggestion.
On Monday 30 July 2007 21:27, Bigadmin wrote:
> try "Project Looking Glass" by sun and let us know your opinion:
> Jack Warkentin wrote:
> > Hi Everybody
> > I like neither KDE nor Gnome - to me they both ignore the basic
> > design philosophy of one program does one small thing well and to
> > something more complex you combine programs to achieve your
> > result. I didn't give Gnome much of a chance after I discovered
> > just about *everything* in Gnome required nautilus to be active,
> > I didn't like nautilus. And KDE is just too monolithic and
> > to add its own layer to those already adequately provided for by
> > operating system. Why, for example, is there a need for something
> > like kdepasswd when passwd works very well from the command line?
> > What I would like is a system whereby the window manager (selected
> > from among several/many available) can be combined with a taskbar
> > (selected from among several/many available), a start menu applet
> > (selected from among several/many available) and an Xresources
> > settings manager, etc. For me the Xresources settings manager is
> > deal-maker/breaker in a desktop system. It is too much of a pain
> > the you-know-where to have to manually edit the .Xresources file
> > set resources for applications either individually or
> > So I tried XFCE which appeared to be much "lighter weight" than
> > KDE or Gnome and I preferred it to both Gnome and KDE. However, I
> > discovered several times that one of its components created a
> > process (I am using Ubuntu 6.06/Dapper Drake and the XFCE version
> > 4.3.0-0ubuntu1). So I reverted back to KDE. Has anyone else come
> > against this problem with XFCE?
> > Is there a set of Xwindows applications out there that follows the
> > design philosophy outlined above?
> > This discussion started around a problem with switching from gdm
> > kdm. When I first installed my favourite Linux distro (Libranet,
> > since gone defunct) several years ago I found that it used gdm
> > kde. Later I tried other distributions and discovered I preferred
> > to kdm. So I always install gdm and make sure kdm is not installed
> > Regards
> > Jack
> > On Tuesday 24 July 2007 08:51, Jonathan Anderson wrote:
> >> Ah, yes, I forgot about fvwm.
> >> If you're using Ubuntu, Robert (which I believe you said you
> >> you can also install xubuntu-desktop, which is an Ubuntu desktop
> >> designed around XFCE.
> >> #!/jon
> >> On July 24, 2007, Daniel Morrison wrote:
> >>> On 24/07/07, Jonathan Anderson <jonathan.anderson at ieee.org>
> >>>> Anyway, if you don't like KDE or GNOME (and their window
> > managers, kwin
> >>>> and Metacity), you should check out:
> >>>> - a *box (blackbox, fluxbox, openbox, etc.)
> >>>> - Enlightenment
> >>>> - GNUStep
> >>> Why use anything other than the best? fvwm!
> >>> -D.
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