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    Default How to install Awesome?

    Hi guys..

    I just wondering can we install Awesome Desktop Manager or some people call Windows Manager on OpenSuSE 11.2.. coz my machine to slow to cater KDE 4. ;-)

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    Default Re: How to install Awesome?

    I did install yesterday...

    but it seem there is something wrong..

    is there any page that guide for me.. coz I'm newbie..

    Thanks caf4926...

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    It's not something I have ever used or would use

    It's possible you may need to look at the config here
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10573557/Dis...nager-kde4.jpg
    That's just an example to give you the location (it's showing kde)
    Are there any different options now in your setup than in the above image

    Or in kde system settings > Default applications > Window manager
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10573557/Dis...-managers.jpeg

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    e-1 wrote:
    > coz my machine to slow to cater KDE 4.


    if you were to mention your hardware perhaps someone could suggest an
    alternative to KDE4 for you...i never heard of Awesome but, i have
    heard of XFCE, LXDE and other _known_ good stuff for old systems..

    and, anyway you might need to go with something like Puppy or D@mn
    Small Linux since openSUSE might be too much for your system, here are
    the minimum requirements:

    System Requirements
    - Pentium* III 500 MHz or higher processor (Pentium 4 2.4
    GHz or higher or any AMD64 for Intel* EM64T processor
    recommended)
    - 512 MB physical RAM (1 GB recommended)
    - 3 GB available disk space (more recommended)
    - 800 x 600 display resolution (1024 x 768 or higher recom-
    mended)

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    i never heard of Awesome but, i have
    heard of XFCE, LXDE and other _known_ good stuff for old systems..
    I might be wrong, but you seem to imply that the awesome window manager is some obscure piece of code, which it definitely is not. It has been around for two or three years now and is permanently developed with a strong and sane concept. It uses *extremely* few resources, is highly flexible and very stable (due to its clearly arranged code) . In case you are interested, →click and →click.

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    Thanks for illuminating us with that info gropiuskalle (and thanks to OP for topic in the first place). I wasn't familiar with this window manager either - it ppears to have nice design and functionality.

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    On Wed, 20 Oct 2010 09:36:03 +0530, caf4926 <caf4926@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    > It's in here
    > 'Index of /repositories/X11:/windowmanagers/openSUSE_11.2'
    > (http://tinyurl.com/234lhse)


    you'll find the latest version (i think) here: http://download.opensuse.org/reposit...openSUSE_11.2/

    and a tutorial for awesome neebies here: http://awesome.naquadah.org/wiki/My_first_awesome

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    On Fri, 22 Oct 2010 00:36:10 +0530, gropiuskalle <gropiuskalle@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

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    >> i never heard of Awesome but, i have
    >> heard of XFCE, LXDE and other _known_ good stuff for old systems..

    >
    > I might be wrong, but you seem to imply that the awesome window manager
    > is some obscure piece of code, which it definitely is not. It has been
    > around for two or three years now and is permanently developed with a
    > strong and sane concept. It uses *extremely* few resources, is highly
    > flexible and very stable (due to its clearly arranged code) . In case
    > you are interested, →'click'
    > (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Awesome...dow_manager%29) and
    > →'click' (http://awesome.naquadah.org/).


    [i'm not sure if anybody's still reading this, but post this anyway.] it's the first time i'm hearing about this WM. i looked at it, installed it, and find it quite interesting. iv'e been using fluxbox as a quick alternative to KDE. sometimes i just want a break, see something different, and at other times i expect to be hard-locked pretty soon, playing around with virtualbox per example, and don't want to spend the time it takes to log into KDE (or GNOME, which isn't much faster these days).

    as i wrote in an earlier reply, the (to my knowledge) latest version can be installed via this address:
    http://download.opensuse.org/reposit...me:/llipavsky/

    i didn't use any other tiling WMs, so the whole concept is new for me. for the first steps, information can be found at the awesome homepage (http://awesome.naquadah.org/), and at the wiki (http://awesome.naquadah.org/wiki/My_first_awesome). but that didn't get me much further than those first steps. here's a blog post that explains more: http://urukrama.wordpress.com/2008/0...indow-manager/

    i like this better than fluxbox; LXDE i haven't even tried, since i'm afraid it'll feel like a slimmed-down version of KDE. if KDE, i want to use the whole thing.

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    phanisvara wrote:
    > it's the first time i'm hearing about this WM.


    it seems true to me that there is SO much going on in free and open
    source software space today that it is nearly impossible to know the
    details all the code projects going on..

    but note that the initial poster was looking for less than KDE because
    of weak hardware so, (still unaware of Awesome's needs) i wonder if it
    is a resources sipper and hope your post answers the OP's question...

    if not and if the OP ever returns and asks, i'll give him/her a
    standard lineup of 'lighter' Linux distros (with various WMs) as
    alternatives to his selection, the widely known Awesome..

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