What does your desktop look like?

If it doesn't relate to Debian, but you still want to share it, please do it here

Re: What does your desktop look like?

Postby Bloom » 2018-05-16 21:04

pawRoot wrote:^ but Debian testing isn't rolling, or is it ?

Yes, it is. There's a freeze when the new Stable is being prepared, but after that it migrates seamlessly to the new Testing.
You only need to make sure that the name 'Buster' in sources.list is replaced by "testing" everywhere.

Although you could the same for Stable (replacing 'stretch' by 'stable' in sources.list), I wouldn't recommend that because the upgrade to a new stable would have to jump about two years ahead and that won't be seamlessly, to say the least.
User avatar
Bloom
 
Posts: 45
Joined: 2017-11-11 12:23

Re: What does your desktop look like?

Postby Bloom » 2018-05-16 21:08

dcihon wrote:Sorry comment off topic.
Taken from another site:
Really if a good rolling release is your goal you probably are better off with another distro. The biggest reason to use testing should be because you actually want to help test it for the next Debian release.

You do know that Ubuntu is based on Debian Testing, don't you?

Testing is fine for desktop systems. Stable can be as well, but if you'd like more recent versions of software you could try Testing. I wouldn't use Sid (Unstable) unless you know your way around a root terminal.
I have used Debian Testing for several of my desktop systems for quite a few years now and haven't encountered any problems. The last year, I even started using Sid for my desktop.

If you need to install a server, stick to Debian Stable.
User avatar
Bloom
 
Posts: 45
Joined: 2017-11-11 12:23

Re: What does your desktop look like?

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2018-05-17 07:05

Image

Do you grml?
"An you're a prick. Prick on a stick." — acewiza
User avatar
Head_on_a_Stick
 
Posts: 7463
Joined: 2014-06-01 17:46
Location: /dev/chair

Re: What does your desktop look like?

Postby Lysander » 2018-05-17 07:51

Bloom wrote:
pawRoot wrote:^ but Debian testing isn't rolling, or is it ?

Yes, it is. There's a freeze when the new Stable is being prepared, but after that it migrates seamlessly to the new Testing.
You only need to make sure that the name 'Buster' in sources.list is replaced by "testing" everywhere.


It's probably more accurate to think of Testing as a rolling development version, rather than a rolling release as such. Arch, Gentoo etc are rolling releases since those releases receive small, frequent updates and are fully independent. This is different to Debian Testing, which exists to find fixes for another release, notably Stable. So yes, Testing is indeed rolling, but the difference lies in its cause.
User avatar
Lysander
 
Posts: 505
Joined: 2017-02-23 10:07
Location: London

Re: What does your desktop look like?

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2018-05-17 09:11

After much deliberation I went for the LXQt desktop option:

Image

^ That's the vanilla configuration, tweakage will happen.

EDIT: some configuration later:

Image

It's pretty but the Gtk integration sucks :?
"An you're a prick. Prick on a stick." — acewiza
User avatar
Head_on_a_Stick
 
Posts: 7463
Joined: 2014-06-01 17:46
Location: /dev/chair

Re: What does your desktop look like?

Postby HuangLao » 2018-05-17 19:31

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:After much deliberation I went for the LXQt desktop option:

Image

^ That's the vanilla configuration, tweakage will happen.

EDIT: some configuration later:

Image

It's pretty but the Gtk integration sucks :?


I always liked LXDE so I have a soft spot for LXQt, however, I never had much luck printing from qt based pdf viewers, whether Okular or qpdfview...always had to install Atril, Evince etc... which seemed silly, even had this problem on KDE (regardless of distro). Have you noticed this before? Not meant as a thread hijack....
User avatar
HuangLao
 
Posts: 411
Joined: 2015-01-27 01:31

Re: What does your desktop look like?

Postby HuangLao » 2018-05-17 19:40

I'm playing around with Gnome-Shell on Stretch (feel kinda dirty...lol)
https://scrot.moe/image/9zhib
Image
User avatar
HuangLao
 
Posts: 411
Joined: 2015-01-27 01:31

Re: What does your desktop look like?

Postby HuangLao » 2018-05-17 19:42

Lysander wrote:
Bloom wrote:
pawRoot wrote:^ but Debian testing isn't rolling, or is it ?

Yes, it is. There's a freeze when the new Stable is being prepared, but after that it migrates seamlessly to the new Testing.
You only need to make sure that the name 'Buster' in sources.list is replaced by "testing" everywhere.


It's probably more accurate to think of Testing as a rolling development version, rather than a rolling release as such. Arch, Gentoo etc are rolling releases since those releases receive small, frequent updates and are fully independent. This is different to Debian Testing, which exists to find fixes for another release, notably Stable. So yes, Testing is indeed rolling, but the difference lies in its cause.



very true, its closer to Slackware-current then Arch or a "true" rolling release.
User avatar
HuangLao
 
Posts: 411
Joined: 2015-01-27 01:31

Re: What does your desktop look like?

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2018-05-17 19:57

HuangLao wrote:I never had much luck printing from qt based pdf viewers, whether Okular or qpdfview...always had to install Atril, Evince etc... which seemed silly, even had this problem on KDE (regardless of distro). Have you noticed this before?

I've never tried printing from a PDF viewer, sorry (I didn't even know that could be done) — the only PDFs I deal with are generated by texlive, qtpdfview seems to render such documents very well indeed:

Image
"An you're a prick. Prick on a stick." — acewiza
User avatar
Head_on_a_Stick
 
Posts: 7463
Joined: 2014-06-01 17:46
Location: /dev/chair

Re: What does your desktop look like?

Postby None1975 » 2018-05-18 16:47

Working on my Xmonad project...
Image
User avatar
None1975
 
Posts: 436
Joined: 2015-11-29 18:23
Location: Lithuania, Vilnius

Re: What does your desktop look like?

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2018-05-18 18:53

^ Very nice! But is that really terminator? :o

I find fantasque sans mono personally offensive but I will try not to hold that against you :mrgreen:

My desktop:

Image

Debian sid & LXQt/bspwm.
"An you're a prick. Prick on a stick." — acewiza
User avatar
Head_on_a_Stick
 
Posts: 7463
Joined: 2014-06-01 17:46
Location: /dev/chair

Re: What does your desktop look like?

Postby Wheelerof4te » 2018-05-18 19:32

Clean desktop:
Image
Busy desktop:
Image
Busy desktop (overview):
Image
Why Debian isn't user-friendly?
HOWTO: Install ES3 Morrowind on Debian Sid and Stable
"My computer is a few electrical transistors I flip manually with registers made out of salt water and lemon juice in some cups." - some guy on Reddit
User avatar
Wheelerof4te
 
Posts: 892
Joined: 2015-08-30 20:14

Re: What does your desktop look like?

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2018-05-19 10:01

LXQt is a very nice desktop but Qt configuration confuses the hell out of me and Trolltech.conf makes that worse :?

Also, session management is bloat so it's back to basics:

Image

^ That's bspwm & xfce4-panel (with volumeicon-alsa & xfce4-power-manager in the systray, fuzzy clock ftw!), started from ~/.xsessionrc:
Code: Select all
# ~/.xsessionrc
xset s 300
sh ~/.fehbg
xfce4-panel --disable-wm-check &
volumeicon &
xfce4-power-manager
exec bspwm

I've set multi-user.target as the default with the desktop autostarted by this line in ~/.profile:
Code: Select all
[ "$(tty)" = "/dev/tty1" ] && exec startx
"An you're a prick. Prick on a stick." — acewiza
User avatar
Head_on_a_Stick
 
Posts: 7463
Joined: 2014-06-01 17:46
Location: /dev/chair

Re: What does your desktop look like?

Postby None1975 » 2018-05-19 13:05

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:^ Very nice! But is that really terminator?

Thank you, Head_on_a_Stick :) Yes, it is terminator with Solarized color scheme.After long use of the urxvt terminal, I decided to get a more comfortable option.
Head_on_a_Stick wrote:I find fantasque sans mono personally offensive but I will try not to hold that against you :mrgreen:

I understand, but I like it :)
Head_on_a_Stick wrote:My desktop:Debian sid & LXQt/bspwm.

LXQt/bspwm. Very nice. I like this idea.
User avatar
None1975
 
Posts: 436
Joined: 2015-11-29 18:23
Location: Lithuania, Vilnius

Re: What does your desktop look like?

Postby Lysander » 2018-05-20 11:14

HuangLao wrote:I'm playing around with Gnome-Shell on Stretch (feel kinda dirty...lol)


Nice, I've been using GNOME for my Debian life. I use a mixture of Frippery Clock Move, Pitch Dark, Activities Configurator, Open Weather and Mist theme to get things looking how I want.

Current desktop - Greenland. One day...

Image
User avatar
Lysander
 
Posts: 505
Joined: 2017-02-23 10:07
Location: London

Previous

Return to Offtopic

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests

fashionable