[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, [0123] to switch between
> window [0123], etc).  It automatically fullscreens everything and puts
> focus on the top one.
> -Cory

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:

alt-i xt

To quit:

atl-i q

The reason I use it over ratpoison, is that it handles xrandr correctly.



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