[mythtv-users] Lightweight window manager recommendation
John Patrick Poet
john at BlueSkyTours.com
Tue Dec 7 16:29:01 UTC 2004
On Tue, 7 Dec 2004, Cory Papenfuss wrote:
> On Tue, 7 Dec 2004, Travis Osterman wrote:
> > I've been using Myth on my dedicated fc1 box for roughly one year now
> > and have only wonderful things to say. During the holidays I am
> > planning on performing some hardware upgrades to my system and am will
> > be installing gentoo on my Myth box. I haven't ventured far in the
> > relm of window managers (I prefer gnome myself) so I was looking for a
> > recommendation on a lightweight wm that would offer a slight increase
> > in performance from KDE.
> > I've seen blackbox and fvwm mentioned in the mythtv.org howto and
> > would appreciate any more information whether one is preferrable or if
> > there are other undocumented alternatives. Thank you all for a
> > wonderful project and community.
> > -- Travis
> Mine is more or less a "settup box," so I don't have a mouse
> connected to it. I've found that ratpoision is pretty good to keep things
> lightweight while still being able to get at a terminal or run other
> things at the same time. If you know how to use 'screen' from the
> console, 'ratpoison' works the same way (ctrl-t,  to switch between
> window , etc). It automatically fullscreens everything and puts
> focus on the top one.
WMI is another good choice. It is designed to be used without a mouse,
although a mouse can be used. For example,
To create a new xterm:
The reason I use it over ratpoison, is that it handles xrandr correctly.
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