[SATLUG] Re: Window Managers vs. Desktop Environments (Howard Haradon)

Daniel danielr2010 at live.com
Fri Aug 27 12:05:45 CDT 2010


I like XMonad due to it's minimalism, low resource use, and ease of switching virtual desktops. It was a pain at first to set up but once I customized it in Haskell I just keep the configuration file and load it into another system an there's my normal settings. 

-Daniel Riggins
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On Aug 27, 2010, at 12:00, satlug-request at satlug.org wrote:

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>   1. Re: dual booting my windoze box (mark)
>   2. Re: Window Managers vs. Desktop Environments (Howard Haradon)
>   3. Re: is there any need for a 64-bit binary on Linux?
>      (Enrique Sanchez)
> The wifi support is getting better. Unfortunately more often then not it
> requires some manual configuration, which can be quite advanced. Many of
> the broadcom chips just need firmware which you can find pretty easily
> with google. Realtek has wireless drivers on their website and there are
> also drivers for atheros and ralink. Sometimes the hardest part is
> finding out what chipset the adapter uses. 
> 
> On Wed, 2010-08-25 at 22:52 -0500, Enrique Sanchez wrote:
>> On Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 5:01 PM, Enrique Sanchez
>> <esanchezvela.satlug at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> 
>>> 
>>> thnx to all, I used these steps, and repartitioned the disk with
>>> GParted, the data survived the windoze boot record, did not, but that
>>> is ok, I wasn't planning to go back as I had already tested the apps I
>>> needed to run on a 2ndary box.
>>> 
>>> the only missing thing is HW support for the 802.11g card, I should
>>> find about that in a couple of minutes.
>>> 
>>> best regards,
>>> esv.
>>> 
>>> --
>> 
>> 
>> well, surprise surprise surprise,
>> 
>> I installed Ubuntu 10.x and it detected an existing Windoze partition,
>> asked whether I wanted to install it side to side or do a full disk
>> reinstall, I went with the side to side one, somehow it fixed the
>> windows boot record or I was too impatient with the previous boot (I
>> booted the windows partition out of desperation trying to fix a
>> problem with OpenOffice's calc program), but the end result is that
>> now I have a dual boot machine.
>> 
>> I haven't been so lucky in the wifi land but that does not worry me
>> much yet....yet.
>>> Enrique Sanchez Vela
>>> ------------------------------------------
>>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> -- 
>> Enrique Sanchez Vela
>> ------------------------------------------
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> travis+ml-satlug at subspacefield.org wrote:
> 
>> I like XFCE - use it on mythbuntu - but I can't figure out how to move
>> a window to another desktop.
> 
> What I do is right click on the title bar and select "Send To".
> Then I can select the desktop where I want the window.
> 
> HTH,  Howard
> --
> Howard Haradon
> San Antonio, TX  USA
> 
> another reason to think of moving to 64bit is to avoid the 2038 time
> limit for 32bit envs.
> 
> regards,
> esv.
> 
> 
> -- 
> Enrique Sanchez Vela
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