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Scripts / Re: vsido console app launcher menu: clapps
August 10, 2015, 01:56:04 AM
here's a function you might consider adding:

checkout boot

    systemd-analyze plot > /tmp/plot.svg
    mirage /tmp/plot.svg
    rm -f /tmp/plot.svg

Quote from: jedi on August 04, 2015, 03:42:03 AM
VSIDO + Fluxbox!  Listening to some Pink Floyd...

+1 for Dark Side of the Moon  8)
VSIDO News & Announcements / Re: Crunchbang
August 06, 2015, 06:08:57 AM
Looking over SolydXK, I think that would of been a wiser choice for me. I didn't know better, so I went with straight Debian. It was nice to find out I could get the 13 DVD's and have all software local. But, to configure, you need to deal with:

- display manager
- window manager
- gtk themes
- fonts
- multimedia codecs
- notifications
- automounting disks
- microcode
- device drivers
- etc, etc

it's really not that hard to install everything, the work is in finding out what you need and making it all look good. Several times I thought I'd just bail to Windows (if only Windows had workspaces) or OS X. I mean, it gets to be a kind of madness setting all this stuff up! But, I shouldn't complain now...the end result is a lovely system you can use for the next five years.
well, just to throw a quote of yours (from another thread) back at you:

Quote from: Snap on July 30, 2015, 10:29:02 AM
We'll be waiting for it to happen. You know that, don't you?

maybe it was my monitor...or my junky PC I just replaced with another one with a decent graphics card. It is looking better now. BTW, I love the top graphic here at Vsido...very inspired.
highly recommended you check it out, but make sure you put aside 2-3 weeks with nothing to do before you venture down that rabbit hole
True, maybe that comment is a bit overused. The other comment I heard all the time was "the only wm that did exactly what I wanted was Fvwm." Now I'm feeling a bit guilty about the title of this thread ::)

I think I got halfway there and if I made the other half, I would of had an excellent desktop I could of use for years without ever thinking about. Thanks for the info. I had high hopes for Fvwm and think it has lots of great ideas you don't find anywhere else.
this could be a monitor issue for me...colors are wildly different on different computers...
@jedi - I don't know why, but personally I can't take Cinnamon/Gnome/Mate/Xfce...I think I don't really like desktops. And I'm use to popping up the menu anywhere on the screen. Maybe it all boils down to what you're use to.
VSIDO News & Announcements / Re: Crunchbang
August 01, 2015, 05:59:15 AM
Thanks for the heads up PackRat...I'm going to have to go through all of the init settings one day...learn one trick and get five problems!

Snap, I followed your same trajectory. Crunchbang and Openbox were great and I used them forever. But now I'm enjoying Fluxbox...especially the dynamite man pages and easy config files...makes things so much simpler.

I totally disagree with corenominal...Crunchbang made running Linux so much easier. Learning the ins and outs of Debian is a total bitch (for me, at least). With Crunchbang I installed and configured in less than a week and ran it for years. I think Debian took a few months for me to be content with it.
there were some good things about Fvwm:

- great pager
- love the xterm icon - can type in commands (not only Fvwm)
- really liked the window need for taskbar
- great control over window titles

I actually went to Fluxbox's IRC channel to find a similar windows list...they have a ClientMenu keybinding which is nice, but not the same as sticking it to your desktop.

This here is just downright crazy:

Hi, I would like to suggest a lighter color link which would provide better contrast against the dark background. Before I joined Vsido, I came to this site several times and left right away each time because I couldn't read the topics on the main page and subforums.


I'm not saying orange is the way to go, but maybe a lighter color blue. Also, it might be good to lose the link decoration (underlining).

Well...just a thought. Thanks!  8)