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#1 2008-04-22 02:41:46

jjjacer
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Registered: 2007-02-11
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I need ideas for i lightweight desktop for my laptop

this is my current desktop


jdesk.jpg

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any one have ideas/suggestions?

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#2 2008-04-22 02:58:15

koch
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From: Germany
Registered: 2008-01-26
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Re: I need ideas for i lightweight desktop for my laptop

have a look here...

http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=46366

there is so much smile

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#3 2008-04-25 16:09:43

filenox
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Registered: 2007-05-16
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Re: I need ideas for i lightweight desktop for my laptop

performance:
If you want a faster laptop, you shouldn't run Conky, and surf with Epiphany, not with Opera.
I don't know wich terminal-emulator you're using, but if you want more performance, use xterm / aterm.

Eyecandy:
Change you're cony configfile, because i doesn't look very nice/clean.

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#4 2008-04-26 07:58:45

blu3ness
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From: Edmonton, Canada
Registered: 2007-12-28
Posts: 169

Re: I need ideas for i lightweight desktop for my laptop

by the look of it you are alrdy on openbox... I don't have a computer as old as yours but I'd recommend stop using conky as well, that thing runs like a beast :x, go with a tiling wm might also work if you spend majority of the time in terminals... whatever floats your boat i guess, but openbox is indeed very light already.


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#5 2008-04-26 08:00:31

yettenet
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Re: I need ideas for i lightweight desktop for my laptop

You might also want to take a look at pekwm or openbox or, in case you are able to learn new things, dwm (for it is the most lightweight WM I have ever seen)

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#6 2008-04-30 18:44:28

Agent69
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Re: I need ideas for i lightweight desktop for my laptop

Jjjacer,

I would recommend reading K Mandla's blog as it concerns itself with low powered Linux machines. It's also fun to read just because of the tinkering he does.

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#7 2008-04-30 19:37:41

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Re: I need ideas for i lightweight desktop for my laptop

Wait for K.Mandla to pop in (he will, I'm sure), or visit his blog (as suggested above) big_smile


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#8 2008-05-07 00:29:02

Lexion
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Registered: 2008-03-23
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Re: I need ideas for i lightweight desktop for my laptop

rxvt with no fancy stuff (like trasperancy) is the fastest feeling terminal emulator I know of.  Since conky is only using 0.5% of CPU, it can stay.


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#9 2008-05-09 12:36:56

fuscia
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Re: I need ideas for i lightweight desktop for my laptop

you could always try using the console with screen. (htop will run in the console, if you want to keep track of your system resources and elinks is a fine browser.)

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#10 2008-05-09 19:07:29

bladdo
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From: Blacksburg, VA
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Re: I need ideas for i lightweight desktop for my laptop

pekwm smile


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#11 2008-05-09 19:13:55

Sigi
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From: Thurgau, Switzerland
Registered: 2005-09-22
Posts: 1,121

Re: I need ideas for i lightweight desktop for my laptop

yettenet wrote:

You might also want to take a look at pekwm or openbox or, in case you are able to learn new things, dwm (for it is the most lightweight WM I have ever seen)

Yeah, I'd definitly give dwm a shot. dwm rocks, IMO... cool


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#12 2008-05-09 21:04:39

iBertus
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Registered: 2004-11-04
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Re: I need ideas for i lightweight desktop for my laptop

Definitely try a tiling window manager. Even on a small laptop display it will improve the speed at which you work. Plus, most are really lightweight and easy to configure.

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