[nSLUG] Frame buffer console(s) won't go away

Douglas Guptill dguptill at accesswave.ca
Wed Jun 4 23:11:18 ADT 2014


Hello Mike:

On Wed, Jun 04, 2014 at 12:14:36AM -0300, Mike Spencer wrote:

> Hi Jack --
> 
> You wrote:
> 
> > You don't need a "cute desktop environment". What you *do* need is a
> > special window variously called a "panel" or a "taskbar", that
> > includes a system tray capability. There are several lightweight
> > versions of such.
> 
> I was only vaguely aware that such might be the case.
> 
> If I get to the point that something I can't do without demands a task
> bar, I'll try for one of the standalone packages you so helpfully
> listed (TYVM).
> 
> As it is, I run most X apps from ~/.xinitrc, from aliases or from
> scripts so that invocations like:
> 
>   xterm -sb -fn -sony-fixed-medium-r-normal--24-230-75-75-c-120-iso8859-1 \
>   -bg 'rgb:1/3/5' -ms SteelBlue -fg 'rgb:a/b/c' -cr SandyBrown -bd dimgrey \
>   -bw 3 -geometry 80x30-1+1 "#+1+375" -iconic &
> 
> happens without my having to remember all the hentracks and puts the
> icon just where I expect to see it. Don't *want* icons in some other
> place under alien management. :-)
> 
> So I don't really want a superfluous X object cluttering up my screen
> but "never say never", eh?  For the moment, I'm going with wicd-curses.
> 
> Thanks; your pointers carefully squirreled away in case of need,
> - Mike
>
> PS: I have another problem with Slack 14.1 and a USB wireless adapter.
>     I'll make a separate post if I can't find a solution or,
>     unhappily, confirm it as a stone wall.

Pardon my intrusion, but why slackxx.x instead of debian withOUT
gnome, but with (something simple like) icewm and filerunner?

I find that combination very satisfactory.

Regards,
Douglas.
-- 
Bold character derived from stubborn patience and adversity.


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