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post Mar 26 2008, 12:16 PM
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I built the LXDE which consists of pcmanfm, lxsession, lxpanel, gpicview, and lxde.

http://lxde.sourceforge.net/
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LXDE is a new project aimed to provide a new desktop environment which is lightweight and fast. It's not designed to be powerful and bloated, but to be usable and slim enough, and keep the resource usage low. Different from other desktop environments, we don't tightly integrate every component. Instead, we tried to make all components independent, and each of them can be used independently with few dependencies.


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You can download the packages from http://yonggun.tistory.com/69.
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post Mar 26 2008, 01:59 PM
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QUOTE(2or0 @ Mar 26 2008, 09:16 PM) *
I built the LXDE which consists of pcmanfm, lxsession, lxpanel, gpicview, and lxde.


You can download the packages from http://yonggun.tistory.com/69.

Looks quite nice and clean smile.gif
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ZDevil
post Mar 26 2008, 03:04 PM
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Very cool! Perhaps I can replace this with IceWM both on my Z and my Eee PC!
I've been using PCmanfm also and it is the best and fastest file manager + desktop.
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post Mar 26 2008, 04:13 PM
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Some quick remarks...
1. It's not as lightweight and fast as IceWM + pcmanfm (for desktop icons), but feels a bit snappier than Xfce4.
2. The default theme and decorations look a bit soft and patchy.
3. The default font is a bit too thin and light.

and questions ...
1. Where and how can I configure the default font and panel, e.g. there are some little screen panel icons to the right of pcmanfm which don't seem to do anything?
2. Are the desktop icons managed by pcmanfm or some other app? Right/middle clicks don't seem to do anything on the desktop.
3. Which program/script is responsible for generating the root program menu?
4. Any pointer to documentation? wink.gif
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post Mar 26 2008, 11:43 PM
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QUOTE(ZDevil @ Mar 26 2008, 04:13 PM) *
1. Where and how can I configure the default font and panel, e.g. there are some little screen panel icons to the right of pcmanfm which don't seem to do anything?
2. Are the desktop icons managed by pcmanfm or some other app? Right/middle clicks don't seem to do anything on the desktop.
3. Which program/script is responsible for generating the root program menu?
4. Any pointer to documentation? wink.gif


1. You can modify the config file ($HOME/.config/lxpanel/LXDE/config) or run "properties" in the menu. You can change the panel font by manually modifying the config file. For openbox, install obconf and then you can easily change the font and theme.
2. right mouse click to pop up the desktop menu of pcmanfm. I am using your mouse click program. Thank you. sad.gif
3. The menu is orginated from lxpanal itself and if you want to add more menu, check the config file ($HOME/.config/lxpanel/LXDE/config).
4. no documentation. Just check the project page.
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post Mar 27 2008, 03:44 PM
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QUOTE(ZDevil @ Mar 26 2008, 05:13 PM) *
2. Are the desktop icons managed by pcmanfm or some other app? Right/middle clicks don't seem to do anything on the desktop.


You can force all gtk applications to use any icon theme by defining it in /root/.gtkrc.mine . Say, for example, you installed the xfce4 rodent icon theme, it will place a folder called Rodent in in /usr/share/icons. Add this line to the file

gtk-icon-theme-name ="Rodent"

Make sure your /root/.gtkrc links correctly to the .gtkrc.mine file

then reload x

hope this helps
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speculatrix
post Mar 27 2008, 03:52 PM
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sorry, but aren't there just too many desktop environments?

1/ decide something is slow and bloated
2/ write a replacement which is simple, clean and lightweight
3/ make it work quite well, release as v1.0
4/ people think it needs just a *few* more features
5/ create v2
6/ people complain it's become slow and bloated, goto 1.
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post Mar 27 2008, 06:16 PM
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QUOTE(speculatrix @ Mar 27 2008, 06:52 PM) *
sorry, but aren't there just too many desktop environments?

1/ decide something is slow and bloated
2/ write a replacement which is simple, clean and lightweight
3/ make it work quite well, release as v1.0
4/ people think it needs just a *few* more features
5/ create v2
6/ people complain it's become slow and bloated, goto 1.

Or:

1/ Decide "environments" eat too much RAM
2/ Install EvilWM or some other lightweight WM
3/ Be happy

As my take on the matter smile.gif
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post Mar 27 2008, 06:53 PM
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QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Mar 27 2008, 09:16 PM) *
1/ Decide "environments" eat too much RAM
2/ Install EvilWM or some other lightweight WM
3/ Be happy

As my take on the matter smile.gif


I like Window Maker myself. It uses more resources than EvilWM, but it is a lot more friendly and still very fast and tiny. It is the WM in the middle, which makes it just right IMHO.
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post Mar 28 2008, 02:38 PM
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It's good to know about the LXDE windows manager. :-)

...and nice reviews. Thanks. :-)
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