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mikshaw Offline

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Posted: Nov. 11 2005,15:35 QUOTE

Just a thought....
The is a cool addition, but i wonder if it might be useful to open it up to more than just the two supplied window managers. Since .xinitrc is already set up to load whatever is in the .desktop file, could be set up to accept parameters instead of just toggling between fluxbox and jwm.
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echo "$@" > $HOME/.desktop
touch /tmp/xvesa
killall  Xvesa Xfbdev 2>/dev/null &

This way you could have " twm [options]" in your jwm menu and it would switch to twm.
It doesn't really matter to me personally, since i've already made this change to my own system...just thought it might be useful =o)

I'm not too clear on what's happening here, though...what makes the existence of /tmp/xvesa prevent the server from completely shutting down?

NettoBr:  I haven't looked into the startup scripts for DSL2.0, but one way you could do it is to add this command to /home/dsl/.bash_profile:
echo jwm > .desktop

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Posted: Nov. 11 2005,15:39 QUOTE

jwm is a GREAT addition! as mentioned before i think this wm makes it much simpler for all windows users to switch to DSL!

! don't remove it !
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joer Offline

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Posted: Nov. 11 2005,17:12 QUOTE

I too am happy to see DSL offer jwm.
As for doobit's comment:
I also like having the JWM manager available. It could be made available as a myDSL download though ,if more space is needed. Nothing wrong with Fluxbox.

I think it should be the othe way around. If more space is need, make fluxbox a DSL extension  Seems to me, most fluxbox fans would be more capable to do this than a new window user. Also, for 2.0, I would vote for jwm to be the default, as it would make it so much easier for new users.
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Posted: Nov. 11 2005,18:27 QUOTE

I disagree completely.

Fluxbox should, and probably will stay the default. The windows interface is familiar to MS users, yes, but that still doesn't make it a good interface.

The Windows interface is horribly inefficient to work with.

JWM is fine to let ex-microsoft users be comfortable when they start using Linux, but it should not be a crutch that keeps them using a really very crappy interface.

They say if you play a Microsoft CD backwards, you hear satanic messages. That's nothing, cause if you play it forwards, it installs Windows.

Unleash the power of the TILDE~~~
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Posted: Nov. 11 2005,22:49 QUOTE

I like fluxbox. It is fast, stable and NOT difficult to use.

DSL was the first Linux distribution I tested and fluxbox was no problem!

I wouldn't like to see fluxbox beeing pushed out
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