What does your desktop look like?

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Re: What does your desktop look like?

Postby Zoot » 2020-04-13 18:51

I tried out a new Stretch install with the Xfce desktop on a now 12 year old laptop that took me through college back in the day just to amuse myself during the lockdown here in Ireland.

I'm really surprised at how well it runs. It still can hang a little if you try to do too much at once, but it's light-years faster than Windows 10 on the same machine.

I figured Buster might be too much, but given how perfectly usable the Stretch install is I probably should have installed that. The 720p resolution can be a bit of a pain at times mind you.

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Re: What does your desktop look like?

Postby None1975 » 2020-04-16 12:46

Heavily customized FVWM desktop

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Re: What does your desktop look like?

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2020-04-27 09:52

SharpBang 10.3.8 running mx-snapshot under QEMU/KVM in Debian buster GNOME:

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Re: What does your desktop look like?

Postby anticapitalista » 2020-04-27 11:20

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:SharpBang 10.3.8 running mx-snapshot under QEMU/KVM in Debian buster GNOME:


Does it produce a bootable iso?
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Re: What does your desktop look like?

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2020-04-27 11:22

anticapitalista wrote:Does it produce a bootable iso?

Not sure, my virtual disk is too small :(

I'll try again with a bigger disk...

EDIT: it worked :)

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Re: What does your desktop look like?

Postby Zoot » 2020-05-27 16:34

Bullseye with Xfce.

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Re: What does your desktop look like?

Postby esp7 » 2020-08-05 07:50

Zoot wrote:I tried out a new Stretch install with the Xfce desktop on a now 12 year old laptop that took me through college back in the day just to amuse myself during the lockdown here in Ireland.

I'm really surprised at how well it runs. It still can hang a little if you try to do too much at once, but it's light-years faster than Windows 10 on the same machine.

I figured Buster might be too much, but given how perfectly usable the Stretch install is I probably should have installed that. The 720p resolution can be a bit of a pain at times mind you.

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Re: What does your desktop look like?

Postby AR15USR » 2020-08-06 19:06

Debian 10 w/ KDE

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Re: What does your desktop look like?

Postby Hallvor » 2020-10-01 07:54

Just for fun. Buster/KDE Plasma with macOS Big Sur theme.

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Re: What does your desktop look like?

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Re: What does your desktop look like?

Postby bester69 » 2020-10-15 16:28

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Re: What does your desktop look like?

Postby DracoSentien » 2020-10-17 10:13

Nothing special. I just switched to IceWM from Gnome on Debian testing last night so I have not had that much time to tweak it. I have a core-i3 and 15 Gigs of RAM but Gnome on Debian testing with firefox was an absolute resource hog especially with RAM it seems but as far as the CPU the hyperthreading should improve from the spectre and meltdown patch hit with kerne 5.9 but Debian Testing Bullseye is running 5.8 currently it seems (patience is a virtue). I like icewm I think it is more for Linux or Unix Gurus than XFCE, KDE or Gnome because it unobtrusive etc.. and you just forget it is there letting you get into a workflow leaving extra RAM and CPU for things such as compiling code or number crunching and you can have terminal windows open with tmux or whatnot but it is not as extreme as ratpoison etc...

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Re: What does your desktop look like?

Postby wizard10000 » 2020-10-18 17:58

Been playing with jgmenu on Sid/openbox - please note that jgmenu is not available in Debian, you have been warned :)

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After learning that BunsenLabs Lithium is pitching the default openbox menu I wanted to play too and with a little help from HoaS (thanks again) we got it working.

Anyway, I put a search applet at the top of the menu - if a menu is displayed all you have to do is start typing (HoaS, this is what grabbed the keyboard) and jgmenu will search user-defined keywords in .desktop files for applications.

What I did -

Copied all of /usr/share/applications to ~/.local/share applications and started hacking up .desktop files to display only what I needed - still in the process of adding keywords to .desktop files.

Did some prepends and appends to the menu so I don't have to navigate menus to get to my favorite applications (this is a dealbreaker for me).

It's a little quirky; if the menu is displayed it grabs the keyboard so a screenshooter hotkey won't work (hence the terminator window with the flameshot timer showing) and I seem to have to right-click the desktop once per session to get the menu to display at all. This appears to be a window focus thing and I may be able to fix it on my own.

edit: fixed it. Changed the right-click mousebind in openbox from "Press" to "Release".

About half a day's work here but I think the new menu is pretty neat.
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Re: What does your desktop look like?

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2020-10-18 18:37

wizard10000 wrote:Been playing with jgmenu on Sid/openbox - please note that jgmenu is not available in Debian, you have been warned :)

The git repository contains a debian/ directory so .debs can be built locally (with 'debuild -us -uc'). Alternatively add the BunsenLabs Lithium repositories and APT key, they always package the latest version.
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Re: What does your desktop look like?

Postby wizard10000 » 2020-10-18 19:40

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:The git repository contains a debian/ directory so .debs can be built locally (with 'debuild -us -uc'). Alternatively add the BunsenLabs Lithium repositories and APT key, they always package the latest version.


Direct download here - again, this is not a Debian package but I had no dependency issues on Sid/openbox:

https://www.bunsenlabs.org/repoidx.html ... nu#lithium

jgmenu
Version: 4.2.1+bl10-1 (5/22/2020)

Description: Simple X11 menu

Depends: libc6 (>= 2.17), libcairo2 (>= 1.2.4), libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0 (>= 2.22.0), libglib2.0-0 (>= 2.16.0), libmenu-cache3 (>= 1.1.0), libpango-1.0-0 (>= 1.14.0), libpangocairo-1.0-0 (>= 1.14.0), libpng16-16 (>= 1.6.2-1), librsvg2-2 (>= 2.14.4), libx11-6, libxml2 (>= 2.7.4), libxrandr2 (>= 2:1.2.99.2), python3

Suggests: lxmenu-data

Maintainer: Johan Malm

Homepage: https://jgmenu.github.io/

Source: https://pkg.bunsenlabs.org/debian/pool/main/j/jgmenu
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