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    Default Fast windows when repairing installation.

    Hello everybody! I'm new to linux and I'm trying to use it full time. I noticed that a couple of times while repairing an opensuse installation the system switched to a different kind of windows that ran really fast in my computer. These windows were in different colors (blue, orange, yellow, red) and I wonder if I can run them all the time since the system seems to work really fast with them. Thank's in advance for any help with my question.

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    Default Re : Fast windows when repairing installation.

    Hi,

    Can you be more specifics.... I really don't get what you are talking about????

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    Default Re: Fast windows when repairing installation.

    Did you install KDE/Gnome? In your login manager, what other DE/WM can you choose?
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    Default Re: Fast windows when repairing installation.

    I noticed that a couple of times while repairing an opensuse installation the system switched to a different kind of windows that ran really fast in my computer. These windows were in different colors (blue, orange, yellow, red)
    Do you mean Yast with the ncurses interface? like this

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    Default Re: Fast windows when repairing installation.

    Thank you for your interest and your replies. Like I said I'm new to linux and I'm not too technical, but I'm sure these windows I'm talking about come from the installation media when I have tried to correct an installation and there is an error. I guess you could see them if you use the cd or dvd to install or repair and suddenly you eject the cd or dvd; the main color of the monitor is similar to the windowsxp blue screen of death and these windows are rudimentary but fast when they open and close... if I could get theis speed (or close to it) in a regular linux system I would switch to linux permanently. I have only got these windows when using the installation media but I wonder if they exist also in the installed system and one could use them as full time desktop environment or windows manager. I hope this help you better understand of what I'm talking about and I also hope someone could help me find out more about these windows.

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    Default Re: Fast windows when repairing installation.

    Still don't understand.

    As to Windows speed what video card do you have and what video driver.

    When you open a "window" in most cases you are starting a program. The size of the program will determines how "fast" the window opens. So if you open a large program (app) then how fast the window for that program opens is determined by the size of the program and how fast your hardware/drivers are. This is true of any and all operating systems (OS).

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    Default Re : Re: Fast windows when repairing installation.

    Quote Originally Posted by cyberghostpr View Post
    Thank you for your interest and your replies. Like I said I'm new to linux and I'm not too technical, but I'm sure these windows I'm talking about come from the installation media when I have tried to correct an installation and there is an error. I guess you could see them if you use the cd or dvd to install or repair and suddenly you eject the cd or dvd; the main color of the monitor is similar to the windowsxp blue screen of death and these windows are rudimentary but fast when they open and close... if I could get theis speed (or close to it) in a regular linux system I would switch to linux permanently. I have only got these windows when using the installation media but I wonder if they exist also in the installed system and one could use them as full time desktop environment or windows manager. I hope this help you better understand of what I'm talking about and I also hope someone could help me find out more about these windows.
    Ok, now I understand what you want.

    If you want a desktop manager that is fast, you have to choose something lighter. GNOME is lighter than KDE (IMO), but it is not the lightest.

    You can look for those dm : lxde, xfce. More lighter : fluxbox.

    lxde and xfce are available for openSUSE, but I don't know about fluxbox.

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    What he's talking about is the Tiling Window Manager that comes with X. If you kill your DE in ~/.xinitrc and startx you get his interface.
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    Default Re : Re: Re : Re: Fast windows when repairing installation.

    And he's talking about faster window manager. Read his second message, just above mine. He liked the ncurse version of yast because it was fast.

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    Default Re: Re : Re: Re : Re: Fast windows when repairing installation.

    Oh, I realized that. I was just throwing it out there that he was running into TWM. My KDE openSuse install also included IceWM, which would be a lite manager already installed.
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