[mythtv-users] Lightweight window manager recommendation
pwilliamson at mandtbank.com
Tue Dec 7 16:33:29 UTC 2004
>>> papenfuss at juneau.me.vt.edu 12/7/2004 11:17:52 AM >>>
>On Tue, 7 Dec 2004, Travis Osterman wrote:
>> I've been using Myth on my dedicated fc1 box for roughly one year
>> and have only wonderful things to say. During the holidays I am
>> planning on performing some hardware upgrades to my system and am
>> 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
>> recommendation on a lightweight wm that would offer a slight
>> 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
>> 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
>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
>window , etc). It automatically fullscreens everything and puts
>focus on the top one.
I have been using ratpoison for about a week and there's one annoying
thing I can't seem to fix. There is a small blue line on the right
the top of the image. I tried adjusting the overscan and the position
window with no luck. Is there some setting, either in MYth or
Other than that, I like it. ctrl-t is my friend.
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