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Posted: Sat Nov 22, 2003 5:05 pm
by Calum
i just upgraded xfce to xfce4 using slapt-get and wow! it has supplanted windowmaker as my current favourite desktop environment. EVERYTHING is new in xfce4, some of the little quirks i like have been "fixed" or removed, but i think i will grow to like xfce4 even more in time.

in the shot, both the top and bottom bars can be set to autohide, leaving you with your entire screen free for apps etc.

Posted: Sat Nov 22, 2003 6:30 pm
by Master of Reality
I have also recently taken a liking to xfce ... k-xfce.jpg (image scaled down)
Im actually conflicted between using KDE and xfce as my main GUI on my main comp.

Still just another idiot.

Posted: Fri Nov 28, 2003 10:37 am
by perlmonkee
It's fun to spam people with things they don't care about!
Thats KDE via remote X running on the student "linux server" @pcc (via the internet to a box at home)
Personally I don't use redhat, or KDE - but damn was that a fun hour or so while I tried to get that screen shot. The system was running surprisingly well, considering ROOT had been logged in via KDM for the last NINETEEN DAYS.

This is generally more my speed:
*horning in on voidmain's glory*
(I should have points deducted for going through the effort to color it)

Posted: Sat Nov 29, 2003 5:35 pm
by Void Main
Ahh, here I am logged in to my LinkSys wireless router which happens to run Linux:

< 83 BogoMIPS

Posted: Sun Nov 30, 2003 12:22 pm
by Calum
Master of Reality wrote:I have also recently taken a liking to xfce (image scaled down)
Im actually conflicted between using KDE and xfce as my main GUI on my main comp.
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Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2003 11:10 am
by Master of Reality
thats an awesome router void.

That broken link of mine should work now. I moved my screenshots but tthen linked them.

I may have solved my conflict between using them though.... ... kicker.jpg

Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2003 3:11 pm
by Calum
nope, now it just times out.

Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2003 4:33 pm
by Tux
Take out the ':8000'

Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2004 7:27 am
by Doogee
how much pink floyd you got m0r?

i have 7 hours and 2 minutes :D

gee, i wonder what my favourite band is?

Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2004 5:35 pm
by Calum
i probably have a lot more pink floyd than that and they're not my favourite band by a long shot! my second favourite band (well, something like that, MC5 and Love are high on my list at the moment too) is probably the band i have most music by in fact, i have something like 80 to 100 hours of smashing pumpkins live stuff as mp3s and oggs, as well as maybe 80-90% of their actual releases (including the singles) which totals maybe another 300 songs or so. i am not sure if i have actually listened to it all, but often i will hear versions i know i have heard before so probably i have heard it all at some point...

Posted: Sat Mar 27, 2004 7:46 am
by Doogee

Wowzas Calum!


Anyways heres my contribution to this thread,
I've just logged in with XFCE and all I can say is it's GREAT! Really looks nice, and it's quick too so i think this has taken over as my new preffered desktop... wo0t!

I also have a question here too. You can see in my screenshot the bash terminal is rather lax. In Gnome it had the user, hostname, current dir and all that jazz. Why isnt it like that now (why does the desktop make a difference, ive used gnome-terminal [in screenshot], xterm and konsole and they all show the same lame prompt.) and how can i make it go back to the cool terminal?

Posted: Sat Mar 27, 2004 8:11 am
by Void Main
Doogee wrote:You can see in my screenshot the bash terminal is rather lax.
Your bash is not getting started as a login shell. The terminal you are using (xterm, rxvt, gnome-terminal, etc) usually has an option like "-ls" that starts the shell as a login shell, or you may have to pass bash the "-l". You could change the properties of the shortcut you use to start the terminal so this happens. What happens when you start bash as a login shell it will read these environment files if they exist:


When bash is started as an interactive shell (not a login shell) it will only read the "$HOME/.bashrc" file. See the INVOCATION section of the bash man page.

Your prompt is set by the contents of the "PS1" variable that is normally set up in the list of files when bash is invoked as a login shell. You can customize this however you want and the bash man page also tells you what special replacement variables can be used in the PS1 variable (see the PROMPTING section of the man page).

That was a long winded answer and there actually are several other ways you can make sure this is set up but using the "-ls" (or equivelant) param when starting the terminal is the most appropriate I would think. Here are some other ideas: ... 03569.html

Posted: Sat Mar 27, 2004 8:19 am
by Doogee
Captain Void Main saves the day once again :P

Posted: Sun Jun 27, 2004 2:03 pm
by bazoukas

Posted: Sun Jun 27, 2004 2:25 pm
by Void Main
I don't think anyone will be able to see your link there bazoukas. 192.168.x.x is a non routable address (not routed on internet routers). :)