[svlug] windowing on a slow machine
james at linuxrebel.org
Wed Sep 28 22:48:11 PDT 2005
On Wed, 2005-09-28 at 22:38 -0700, Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting Skip Evans (skip at venomouspenguin.com):
> [Damn Small Linux:]
> > How can I tell which window manager I've got here though?
> DSL defaults to Fluxbox.
And Rox File Manager. (sorry but it's sweet IMHO)
> > Is there a config file somewhere I can check out?
> Sure. Assuming you have DSL starting up a display manager for graphical
> login (e.g., xdm), then /etc/X11/xdm/Xsession is probably where it's
> > DSL has one similar to the Knoppix I installed.
> Knoppix normally defaults to KDE's default window manager, kwin.
> > Also, anyone who has used DSL and has some opinions about it, I'd like
> > to hear them, as I am leaning toward replacing Knoppix with it.
> It's space-efficient, well designed, and can serve as a tolerally good
> installer disk for building Debian systems. ;->,
Paraphrasing from the website somewhat, DSL does use a highly modified
Windowing environment rather than X so the transition is somewhat
flakey. They seem to recommend you stick with their "upgrade track"
for the fewest problems (YMMV).
> > I get the feeling Knoppix is not really geared towards HD installs.
> You would be correct.
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