xinitrc (was:Re: [techtalk] netscape woes)

Marie Fischer fmarie at
Fri Nov 12 02:01:40 EST 1999

On Thu, 11 Nov 1999, Marlene E. Morley wrote:

> I just gotta throw in my .02 cents on the wm issue... I know this is a Holy
> War just like the distribution preferences, but my personal wm of choice is
> Blackbox. It's small, like < 3 meg download, takes up only 1.7% of my memory,
> loads fast, etc... The low overhead makes X seem fast on a 486 sx that I used
> it on, and //screams// on anything faster. 
Jeah, another blackbox user :) The only thing I don't like about it is
that it's "smart windows placement" isn't so smart ... I'm used to having
4 xterms open on one workspace, KDE for example puts them nicely so they
don't overlap, but blackbox can't figure out where to put the third one
(though there's plenty of space) so puts it on top of the first/second and
I have to drag it manually to where I want it to be. I was planning to
have a look at the source (another good thing 'bout blackbox is that it's
written in very readable c++, IMHO), but maybe somebody has fixed it

(My config: P133, with 32 megs RAM, and 64 megs swap)
Mine: AMD 5x86, 32 MB RAM, 130 MB swap

> I highly reccomend it. 
Me too ... 

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