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    Default good krnl 2.0.x WM??

    i put debian 1.3.1 "bo" on my 386 recently, and i'm trying to find a good X11 window manager. i am using FVWM, but i don't like it. anything better and just as lightweight??
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    http://freshmeat.net/projects/windowmaker/

    I used that a lot back in the day.

    -Matt

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    Not sure what else would be that light weight. I used to use afterstep just because it was the most powerful but without the complete clutter kde and gnome have but I'm not sure it'd run well on a 386 either.

    Unfortunately it's been long enough I don't recall what kernel I was on. It took me long enough finding a distribution that would still run on something lower than Pentium though (long story but I ended up with TurboLinux at the time on my 486).

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    thanks for the suggestions, guys. tried them both out. both look very nice. that 386 gets painful to use with either of them though. even fvwm is slow really.

    maybe a machine like that is destined for console-use only.
    My emulators!
    Fake86 8086/V20 PC emulator: http://sourceforge.net/p/fake86
    MoarNES Nintendo emulator: http://sourceforge.net/p/moarnes


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    I don't really know why you are complaining about fvwm. Just fire up a terminal window and load everything by hand! That's what I always seem to do with fvwm2. Most of the prefab icons are all obsolete these days.

    Here, repeat after me:

    /usr/local/bin/firefox/firefox.sh&

    konqueror&

    gnome-terminal&

    nautilus&

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckcmagee View Post
    I don't really know why you are complaining about fvwm. Just fire up a terminal window and load everything by hand! That's what I always seem to do with fvwm2. Most of the prefab icons are all obsolete these days.

    Here, repeat after me:

    /usr/local/bin/firefox/firefox.sh&

    konqueror&

    gnome-terminal&

    nautilus&
    hehe. that's basically how i have been using fvwm. the machine it's on only has 4 MB of RAM, so it's already getting into swap space a little before i even start X. is it even possible to get firefox on that thing using that old kernel? it'd be unbearable, but would be interesting.
    My emulators!
    Fake86 8086/V20 PC emulator: http://sourceforge.net/p/fake86
    MoarNES Nintendo emulator: http://sourceforge.net/p/moarnes


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    Ack, I am clueless on the firefox question! Spaced out the fact that this is on a 386 with 4MB. Amazing actually. I am hard pressed to get modern distros to run well in 512MB. 768MB seems to work much better. I did try 256MB in a virtual machine once, I can't remember if linux even came up properly or not now.

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    try openbox or fluxbox. They are very lightweight and fluxbox supports window tabbing (very useful on small displays!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckcmagee View Post
    Ack, I am clueless on the firefox question! Spaced out the fact that this is on a 386 with 4MB. Amazing actually. I am hard pressed to get modern distros to run well in 512MB. 768MB seems to work much better. I did try 256MB in a virtual machine once, I can't remember if linux even came up properly or not now.
    yep it's getting to the point where modern linux distros are as resource hungry as vista. look at debian lenny or the latest fedora.
    My emulators!
    Fake86 8086/V20 PC emulator: http://sourceforge.net/p/fake86
    MoarNES Nintendo emulator: http://sourceforge.net/p/moarnes


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    Quote Originally Posted by TNC View Post
    try openbox or fluxbox. They are very lightweight and fluxbox supports window tabbing (very useful on small displays!)
    i wonder if fluxbox will work on a machine that old. i do like fluxbox a lot.
    My emulators!
    Fake86 8086/V20 PC emulator: http://sourceforge.net/p/fake86
    MoarNES Nintendo emulator: http://sourceforge.net/p/moarnes


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