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scottlfa
post Dec 17 2007, 02:24 PM
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Any hope for gnome as a ui option on pdaxrom 198 or pdaxrom ii13?
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post Dec 17 2007, 04:20 PM
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You want to run Gnome on your Zaurus? Like the full WM/DM/Nautilus/etc.? I don't think it has been compiled. I've thought about it a couple of times, but never got around to it. Maybe if enough people show interest I'll give it a shot (no guarantees, though).
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post Dec 18 2007, 10:40 AM
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Aren't the memory requirements for GNOME an order of magnitude beyond what the Zaurus can provide?
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post Dec 18 2007, 11:21 AM
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If KDE runs on it, I would think Gnome could be made to do the same (I get the impression they have similar requirements).
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post Dec 19 2007, 08:36 PM
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I presently run Gnome on Debian EABI, its just about as responsive as most of the wm's I have tried that I like. For the most part its cool. A few more seconds on loads but not a heavy amount. Just was looking for gnome for the pdaxrom, a buddy wants to have gnome without the debian process.

Can post screenies of my present desktop smile.gif

Free seems to show about the same memory use as with xfce4.

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post Dec 19 2007, 09:19 PM
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QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Dec 17 2007, 07:20 PM) *
You want to run Gnome on your Zaurus? Like the full WM/DM/Nautilus/etc.? I don't think it has been compiled. I've thought about it a couple of times, but never got around to it. Maybe if enough people show interest I'll give it a shot (no guarantees, though).


Well, it is compiled in the debian arm and armel distributions. I tried it in armel (and also in arm, sort of by mistake), and found that while it would run, it certainly slowed the machine down -- and for little benefit, IMO.

I would recommend against it, preferring a lightweight window-manager like icewm. You can still run whatever gnome apps you want without chaining the little guy to the floor.
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post Dec 19 2007, 11:27 PM
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Well, If there's a howto what to compile one after another and the dependencies (and default apps) and so on - I will do it smile.gif
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post Dec 20 2007, 03:44 PM
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All a matter of preference smile.gif

I personally don't like the look of the real light weight wm's. I have a palm if I want spartan looks smile.gif

The fun for me of having debian on the Z is running it like my laptop at home, which has gnome on it. Would go with xfce4, BUT its broken in parts still ...
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post Dec 20 2007, 05:52 PM
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You can make Fluxbox or IceWM look a lot like other WMs. It's the really light ones (twm, EvilWM, etc.) that look barren (EvilWM is especially nice for small screens).

You're entitled to your preferences/opinions, of course.
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scottlfa
post Dec 20 2007, 05:58 PM
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Ah, well then how do I make icewm look more gnomish? and what program would I use for the backgroun (desktop) ... I must profess an ignorance to configuring any wm's other than KDE, Gnome or XFCE.
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post Dec 21 2007, 04:45 AM
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Find a theme on freshmeat that looks like gnome to you (or make your own, sorry, no tutorials), then apply it. I think IceWM has a desktop setter, but I don't remember what it is called. You can always use Feh to do that (just add it to your .xinitrc with the command line option to use the desktop).

HTH

EDIT: Just saw your screenshots, and FVWM2 might work for you as well (I have seen FVWM screenshots very similar to yours). I've never really used FVWM, so I can't help with it, however.
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