[Techtalk] Window Managers ... again

/dev/null dev_null at iriXx.org
Thu Aug 29 23:00:06 EST 2002

On Thu, 2002-08-29 at 09:58, hobbit at aloss.ukuu.org.uk wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 29, 2002 at 08:58:08AM +1000 or thereabouts, Kathryn Andersen wrote:
> > On Wed, Aug 28, 2002 at 03:59:22PM +0100, /dev/null wrote:
> > > i've been using Enlightenment lately - its very pretty and 
> > > doesn't look too resource hungry to me (i'm running it on a 
> > > laptop p366 with 224 mb ram (argh or something like that, 
> > > cant be bothered to do the sums ;)...
> 224? No wonder you're not finding things resource-hungry :) 

uhh... well thats fairly mild for me ;) - when im working on graphic
design or music i need somewhere around 1/2 a gig or so... 
(yeah, im terrible for multitasking everything too... ;)
> > I'm surprised you say Enlightenment isn't resource-hungry -- I 
> > got the impression that it was.
> I put a bunch of suggestions for speeding it up in the Gnome
> FAQ for Gnome 1.2, culled from gnome-list postings and my own
> experience. To the best of my knowledge, they're still valid,
> although the Gnome-specific bits won't help you :) 

oh cool, i'll check them out... :)
i havent fully tested enlightenment to its limits yet - once i get sound
running on this laptop then i'll really push it... that'll be fun :)

actually what im doing at the moment is running enlightenment with
gnome-panel (gnome2)... 
i'd be running gnome2 fully but i still can't get gdm to recognise my
gnome entry... weird, theres something in mandrake that resets the
script permissions to 644 instead of 755 on startup, so its never listed

> This feature saved my life (well, my work) when I poured
> coffee all over the mouse and needed to move the pointer
> around to windows and save their contents before shutting
> down the box. 

ouch!... :-(((..
yes, i've needed key-bindings on occasion too, like when im running my
usb graphics tablet and the driver fails... (this happens when you push
it to its limits ;)... and i have to get out and restart X...

i do swear by windowmaker for when im doing sound stuff, i really love
the way it looks too...

thing with me i think is that i have phases... i get bored of the same
window manager and switch from one to the other...aint linux great like
that :)... 



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