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#951 2012-08-02 21:27:44

cpxy
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Re: Share your Awesome(WM) desktop!

Hello, i'm sorry if it's the wrong section but as a new archlinux and awesome wm user i was wondering how i can make make my desktop look decent like the ones here, i tried using some of the rc.luas and even whole configs from here but always end up with something missing, be it a bunch of icons etc.
ap for a new user on both things.

Also what terminal is everyone using? tried starting to config a rc.lua myself due t the others not working for me but just getting the default ugly white terminal, i would also like that .bashrc, the black one with the archlinux logo the one with the cpu loadad etc, seems like this will be quite the learning curve being new to both archlinux and the wm.

Thanks in advance smile

Last edited by cpxy (2012-08-02 21:35:20)

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#952 2012-08-02 21:43:18

skrite
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Re: Share your Awesome(WM) desktop!

the terminal most folks on awesome use is urxvt. you can find .Xdefaults files around the forums here that will configure the colors, transparency, etc.. i use terminator, which is a bit easier to configure.  There is an aur package of themes for the awesome window manager. i use the wabbit one because i like the orange borders.
awesome takes some time to get used to, and to decorate, but don't give up, it really becomes the ideal window manager for you if you get it the way you want/need.
hth

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#953 2012-08-02 21:49:03

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Re: Share your Awesome(WM) desktop!

abs2XYD5.jpg
obligatory screenshot after that last post

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#954 2012-08-03 12:26:06

cpxy
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Re: Share your Awesome(WM) desktop!

Ah thank you very much, i'm going to look for the .Xdefaults then and the .bashrc with the arch logo, going to give it another try later then.

Much appreciated.

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#955 2012-08-03 12:53:48

doug piston
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Re: Share your Awesome(WM) desktop!

The 'arch logo' could be archey, alsi, or screenfetch. Use the one you like most.

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#956 2012-08-03 20:18:18

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Re: Share your Awesome(WM) desktop!

cpxy wrote:

Hello, i'm sorry if it's the wrong section but as a new archlinux and awesome wm user i was wondering how i can make make my desktop look decent like the ones here, i tried using some of the rc.luas and even whole configs from here but always end up with something missing, be it a bunch of icons etc.
ap for a new user on both things.

Also what terminal is everyone using? tried starting to config a rc.lua myself due t the others not working for me but just getting the default ugly white terminal, i would also like that .bashrc, the black one with the archlinux logo the one with the cpu loadad etc, seems like this will be quite the learning curve being new to both archlinux and the wm.

Thanks in advance smile

I'd recommend stealing someone else's config and making it your own over time (My config is based off anrxc's). Most configs are set up for the user running them so you may have to change things like file paths, a lot of configs have /home/name paths that need to be tweaked to have the right themes. Make sure to check the required libraries too and install them from the AUR.

As for the terminal I recently switched to urxvt since it was so popular around here. Does everything I need and it's a lot smaller than what I used to use, terminator. I would recommend terminator if you want something easier to use out of the box and a bit more feature full. It does have a couple issues (Doesn't work well with scratchpad for one) but I like it better than most I've used.

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#957 2012-08-04 06:10:22

Cluster_one
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Re: Share your Awesome(WM) desktop!

cpxy wrote:

Hello, i'm sorry if it's the wrong section but as a new archlinux and awesome wm user i was wondering how i can make make my desktop look decent like the ones here, i tried using some of the rc.luas and even whole configs from here but always end up with something missing, be it a bunch of icons etc.
ap for a new user on both things.

Also what terminal is everyone using? tried starting to config a rc.lua myself due t the others not working for me but just getting the default ugly white terminal, i would also like that .bashrc, the black one with the archlinux logo the one with the cpu loadad etc, seems like this will be quite the learning curve being new to both archlinux and the wm.

Thanks in advance smile

This should get you started

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#958 2012-08-04 10:54:14

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Re: Share your Awesome(WM) desktop!

@cpxy
i recommend writing/copy-pasting code to the default config. i also started with a user modified config but with the hardcoded directorypaths and the missing libraries you will get some trouble spots (i got them). if you touch every line of code the chance for a working rc.lua/theme.lua is much bigger. step by step wink
for a little help here's a list of my lovely progs:
ranger(nice filemanager)
zathura for pdfs
vim(of course big_smile)
urxvtd/urxvtc
firefox w/ pentadactyl
dropbox and dropbox-cli
gcalcli
moc player (most users in this thread are using mpc)
newsbeuter
centerim5-git
irssi w/ bitlbee
pmount (for simple cmd-line hdd-mounting)
atool (for extracting archives)
vimpager
htop
ttyload
....

most of the progs have a way for vim-keybindings for a real keyboarddriven experience

my awesome config files for inspiration:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/6ilb12yc98j9yht/WVWgrqtQTm/

i forgot to say all (except firefox and zathura) progs a command line tools wink
peace out,
flexo

Last edited by flexo3001 (2012-08-04 17:17:17)


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#959 2012-08-04 15:25:21

cpxy
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Re: Share your Awesome(WM) desktop!

Truly appreciate the help, yesterday i got things going with the default config but today will try to adapt a user config to make things easier.

Also somehow the fonts on terminator look a bit strange, need to find another xdefaults as the one i downloaded made urxvt super small to the point where i couldn't even resize it, tried fiddling with the xdefaults but not much luck.

Also love firefox with pentadactyl, do need to spend some time on it though, since must get used to awesome wm keybinds and now pentadactyl as well hehe.

Today will work on trying to get things working nicely, firefox sure looked odd by default without extra fonts, but using a penta theme with inconsolata and actually made it look good.

Truly appreciate the great help as i truly want to get into awesome wm.

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#960 2012-08-04 15:45:27

doug piston
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Re: Share your Awesome(WM) desktop!

If you are using someone's Xdefaults make sure you have the font they listed installed. That would be why the font was so small.

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#961 2012-08-04 17:18:31

ephan
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Re: Share your Awesome(WM) desktop!

http://i.imgur.com/xggG5.png

I'm very happy with my current desktop smile

Moderator edit: The included image ist too big. Reduced to URL.

Last edited by bernarcher (2012-08-04 20:22:56)

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#962 2012-08-04 17:40:01

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Re: Share your Awesome(WM) desktop!

ephan wrote:

[IMAGE]

I'm very happy with my current desktop smile

https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php … 40#p470040


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#963 2012-08-04 19:16:53

xt2
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Re: Share your Awesome(WM) desktop!

Here's mine big_smile

Clean:
tZXpqOA

"Dirty":
tZXpqYg

Last edited by xt2 (2012-08-04 19:26:57)


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#964 2012-08-04 20:42:48

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Re: Share your Awesome(WM) desktop!

@xt2: Can you please share your calendar widget? Mine is ugly sad :
utGAT.png

EDIT: I fixed it by using this one : https://github.com/Mic92/utils/blob/master/cal.lua

Last edited by Kesin (2012-08-04 21:03:15)

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#965 2012-08-05 03:30:36

cpxy
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Re: Share your Awesome(WM) desktop!

So today i had some time and ended up picking inntrnbrns files since it had icons etc and well managed to get it running rather quickly, have some doubts if possible.

Any idea why this seems to be giving an error when i hover over the cpu widget once already in awesomewm?

function cpufreq(whichcpu)
                local file = io.open("/sys/devices/system/cpu/" .. whichcpu .. "/cpufreq/scaling_cur_freq", "r")
                local cpufreq = file:read("*n")
                file:close()
                return cpufreq / 1000
        end

It says : attempt to index local 'file' (a nil value), not sure if it's due to me lacking some package, not sure if the whichcpu is supposed to be just a lua function or something that i don't have installed, also by default didn't have /cpufreq firectory but tried making it and still same error.

Also to make firefox look decent i will have to get some gtk themes correct? as in when something is downloading or recovering from a crash the interface looks quite fugly, also the scrollbar.

Is it worth using awesome alongside with gnome ? as in people here usually just run the awesome wm standalone correct? need to see if i get some gtk themes for firefox and hopefully someone knows what's wrong with the cpufreq part.

Thanks for the list of apps flexo, i prefer cli so no problem : ).

Thanks everyone

Last edited by cpxy (2012-08-05 03:37:04)

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#966 2012-08-05 03:59:29

doug piston
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Re: Share your Awesome(WM) desktop!

Ok, finally finished setting up this new laptop, very pleased with the font rendering on this one..

Clean
tZXpvNg

Chatting with the world and rooting the tele..
tZXpvNQ

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#967 2012-08-05 08:52:15

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Re: Share your Awesome(WM) desktop!

doug piston wrote:

Ok, finally finished setting up this new laptop, very pleased with the font rendering on this one..

Clean
http://ompldr.org/tZXpvNg

Chatting with the world and rooting the tele..
http://ompldr.org/tZXpvNQ

can you share your rc.lua?
and the xresources

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#968 2012-08-05 10:18:34

snovik
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Re: Share your Awesome(WM) desktop!

micoka7 wrote:

can you share your rc.lua?
and the xresources

second

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#969 2012-08-05 11:09:14

Unia
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Re: Share your Awesome(WM) desktop!

micoka7 wrote:
doug piston wrote:

Ok, finally finished setting up this new laptop, very pleased with the font rendering on this one..

Clean
http://ompldr.org/tZXpvNg

Chatting with the world and rooting the tele..
http://ompldr.org/tZXpvNQ

can you share your rc.lua?
and the xresources

snovik wrote:
micoka7 wrote:

can you share your rc.lua?
and the xresources

second

He links to his GitHub in his sig...


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#970 2012-08-05 12:03:35

micoka7
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Re: Share your Awesome(WM) desktop!

Big thanks! big_smile

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#971 2012-08-05 16:03:08

cpxy
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Re: Share your Awesome(WM) desktop!

Could you post the laptop files please doug? since i much like the font / look of it (the github one is his desktop theme)

Thanks

Last edited by cpxy (2012-08-05 16:09:20)

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#972 2012-08-05 16:14:30

doug piston
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Re: Share your Awesome(WM) desktop!

Its all on my git except the icons. Those can be found at  http://awesome.naquadah.org/wiki/Nice_Icons though.

Both fonts are named in the configs, but are Droid Sans for the wiboxes and consolas for the terminal with the infinality patch.

Last edited by doug piston (2012-08-05 16:20:00)

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#973 2012-08-05 16:34:22

cpxy
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Re: Share your Awesome(WM) desktop!

Thanks for the icons smile , was the missing link, and yeah consolas looks better for me, still for some reason some letters with inconsolata and consoles look somehow strange for me.

Like the m has a shade of pink or something, all the other letters look good with consolas though.

Many thanks, things are shaping up fast smile and loving awesome.

Just need to find a decent gtk theme to make firefox look better now for the things that pentadactyl doesn't cover (like restore windows etc)

Last edited by cpxy (2012-08-05 16:35:48)

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#974 2012-08-05 18:22:42

ckpcw
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Re: Share your Awesome(WM) desktop!

Just got started setting myself up on Awesome. Going nicely!

vZXp3ZA

vZXp3OA

Last edited by ckpcw (2012-08-05 18:23:44)

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#975 2012-08-07 08:18:30

donniezazen
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Re: Share your Awesome(WM) desktop!

TheImmortalPhoenix wrote:
ganastasiou wrote:

{ rule = { instance = "exe" },
      properties = { floating = true } },

Just like Gonk said xprop is the way to go.

I tried this but it doesn't work...it seems that the only way for chromium to play a fullscreen flash video is putting it in a tag with free layout, otherwise assigning to cromium the floating rule...

i'm gonna try the extension suggested by indisposed


Did you find a solution to this problem? I am able to go to full screen in full screen layout (Meta+F) but not just by clicking full screen. Full screen works fine in dwm.

Where are you suppose to put that sleep 5 & xprop?

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