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Vector Linux 6.0 Screenshots...
« on: March 02, 2009, 09:00:02 pm »
The desktop below is from my netbook.  Resolution on my screen is 1024x600, typical native netbook resolution.  My custom desktop was created by using the following components:

  • PekWM window manager (available in the testing repository now)
  • fbpanel (available in the extra repository)
  • pcmanfm, used to manage the desktop
  • vl-hot

I like PekWM because it is a tabbed window manager.  You can have different applications in a single, tabbed window which is ideal when you are short on screen space as is typical of netbooks.  In the image you'll see that I have hv3, pcmanfm, siag and urxvt running in just one window.  Fluxbox does it too but PekWM is simpler and and more minimalistic so it works better as a building block of a larger desktop environment.  PekWM can replace openbox in LXDE or metacity in GNOME easily. 

I like fbpanel because it auto-generates it's menu from the .desktop files in /usr/share/applications, just like GNOME, Xfce, and LXDE.

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Re: Vector Linux 6.0 Screenshots...
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2009, 09:51:31 pm »
Nice!... Need to give this combo a try.  :)

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Re: Vector Linux 6.0 Screenshots...
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2009, 10:49:19 pm »
I like PekWM because it is a tabbed window manager.  You can have different applications in a single, tabbed window which is ideal when you are short on screen space as is typical of netbooks.  In the image you'll see that I have hv3, pcmanfm, siag and urxvt running in just one window.  Fluxbox does it too but PekWM is simpler and and more minimalistic so it works better as a building block of a larger desktop environment.  PekWM can replace openbox in LXDE or metacity in GNOME easily.

What is the advantage of tabbed windows over workspaces? Just curious.
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Re: Vector Linux 6.0 Screenshots...
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2009, 10:50:27 pm »
Actually PekWM has BOTH workspaces and tabbed windows.  That makes things a bit more flexible for me.
eMachines EL-1300G desktop, 1.6GHz AMD Athlon 2650e CPU, 4GB RAM, nVidia GeForce 6150 SE video
CentOS 6.5 (will try VL64-7.1 soon)

Toshiba Satellite A135-S4727,  Intel Pentium T2080 / 1.73 GHz, 2GB RAM, Intel GMA 950

HP Mini 110 netbook, 1.6GHz Intel Atom CPU, 2GB RAM, Intel 950 video, VL 7.1

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Re: Vector Linux 6.0 Screenshots...
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2009, 12:03:48 pm »
I like that VERY MUCH Caitlyn! :) In fact, seems so once I'd read that you were the one "responsible" for PekWM being in the repo I just HAD to d/load it to give it a trial run. I've been using the regular wallpaper you'd placed in there ( my grandson LOVES the rock mountain BTW ) although I may turn around and use ROX for my desktop... I haven't quite decided yet. I also thought of using the fbpanel ( "GMTA" as they say. I wished my brain cell was! ;) ) as it makes the perfect match for a lightweight desktop in my VL-5.9 Light.

I appreciate the work you do here Caitlyn and what knowledge a person of your experience brings to the forum. Thank you.

Amicalement/Cheers!

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Re: Vector Linux 6.0 Screenshots...
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2009, 09:53:42 pm »
« Last Edit: March 08, 2009, 09:27:33 pm by overthere »
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Re: Vector Linux 6.0 Screenshots...
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2009, 11:35:36 pm »
Another screenshot of xfce with rocks screensaver and xdaliclock as desktop background

http://files.myopera.com/dsl-o/albums/550557/xfce2.jpg

does pek add its self to the sessions menu or is it run via tui like fluxbox?
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Re: Vector Linux 6.0 Screenshots...
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2009, 05:48:33 am »
PekWM adds itself to the sessions menu.  Thanks for letting me know the fluxbox package needs rebuilding.  Any WM package that doesn't add to the menu is unacceptable.
eMachines EL-1300G desktop, 1.6GHz AMD Athlon 2650e CPU, 4GB RAM, nVidia GeForce 6150 SE video
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Re: Vector Linux 6.0 Screenshots...
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2009, 10:17:38 am »
Thanks..the tabs look interesting and I may like to try it...

I agree..will look forward to a better fluxbox package if anyone wants to redo it...I thought I remembered how to add it but am just makeing a mess and will soon need a reinstall to clean things up.
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Re: Vector Linux 6.0 Screenshots...
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2009, 06:09:50 pm »
VL6-Light-bata3 with fluxbox and wmix, wmdrawer, wmfishtime docked

http://files.myopera.com/dsl-o/albums/550557/shot-1.jpg

« Last Edit: March 17, 2009, 03:50:11 am by overthere »
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Re: Vector Linux 6.0 Screenshots...
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2009, 03:52:05 am »
Another VL-Light-b3 shot with fluxbox and wmix ,wmdrawer, wmclockmon docked

http://files.myopera.com/dsl-o/albums/550557/VLL6kn.jpg
« Last Edit: March 21, 2009, 02:27:14 pm by overthere »
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Re: Vector Linux 6.0 Screenshots...
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2009, 11:27:09 pm »
a last shot of light bata3...sorry...not bang & olufsen.. but I had fun.. found a new dockable at dockapps.org.
.this is wmclockmon..it is a nice match for wmix and has an alarm mode that can run a command.
.I have it open xmms and play a playlist...but you may have it open xine and play or some other command...you can toggle a clockmon-config file from /usr/local/bin


http://files.myopera.com/dsl-o/albums/550557/VLL6b3Pl.jpg

http://files.myopera.com/dsl-o/albums/550557/Vlight4.jpg

http://dockapps.org/

http://www.iconarchive.com/

http://www.bang-olufsen.com/beosound5

cheers
« Last Edit: March 22, 2009, 05:33:20 pm by overthere »
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Re: Vector Linux 6.0 Screenshots...
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2009, 05:07:09 am »
A couple of screenies of my VL 6.0 STD after installing KDE4

http://imagebin.ca/view/Ti9YQUC.html
http://imagebin.ca/view/z-Ue1ee.html

This is running in a Virtual Machines (VBOX)
HOST=Win XP
Virtual RAM=512MB

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Re: Vector Linux 6.0 Screenshots...
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2009, 06:53:41 am »
M0E-lnx:

Sweeeeeeeet!

Say, M0E, were you able install KDE 4.2 as well as KDE 3.5.10, or did you only install KDE 4.2?

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Re: Vector Linux 6.0 Screenshots...
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2009, 07:00:16 am »
I ended up with a hybrid installation... but I have no need for KDE 3.5.x stuff, so I removed all the old stuff and just installed KDE4 on it's place.