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Old 10-15-2012, 07:46 PM
Default Gnome3 haters: you should try the new cinnamon-1.6.1

you should try terminator, or guake if you want an "alternate" terminal.
i am using both in combination (guake in luman-overlay, has applied some
additional patches)

lxde/openbox is very nice. slim and slimlock are working fine in
combination with it. so there is no need for heavy gnome/kde desktops.

if you want your old gnome 2.x dektop back, you should try mate, which
is a fork of the last gnome 2.x stable branch. (there is mate-overlay)

(happy to see some other german gentoo users! ))

On 10/15/2012 04:41 PM, Randolph Maaßen wrote:
> On Oct 15, 2012 2:59 PM, "Neil Bothwick" <neil@digimed.co.uk
> <mailto:neil@digimed.co.uk>> wrote:
>> On Mon, 15 Oct 2012 05:23:44 -0700, walt wrote:
>> > In fact, I blame all the new problems with both gnome3 and kde4
>> > on video compositing. All the whiz-bang kids doing desktop
>> > development are determined to use compositing anywhere they can
>> > possibly use it, even if it's silly.
>> KDE has a checkbox to enable/disable it, and it is disabled by default if
>> the system hardware is unsuitable. I agree about the unnecessary
>> proliferation of hardware-hammering eye candy, but have no problems with
>> it being there as long as it's optional.
>> --
>> Neil Bothwick
>> The best antiques are old friends.
> Hi,
> I have always loved gnome more than kde or anything else. About 2 years
> ago I had to use Windows till about 3 months ago, and I came back to
> gentoo and used gnome again. But I didn't feel that comfortable and
> home, so I tried kde and some other desktop environments, but these felt
> even worse. I found cinnamon and used it with gdm, what made me happy
> for a while. But I couldn't find an easy way to configure this system to
> my needs. I found no way to change the gdm background for example. I
> googled for a couple of days. So I tried to get rid of gnome, but I have
> some programmms, that use it. I use Openbox and slim now, I could
> configure it within half a day, and I'm happy now.
> By the way, I got used to tabbing terminal.in <http://terminal.in>
> gnome-terminal, does someone know a tabbing terminal without gnome or
> kde or something this big?
> Mit freundlichen Grüßen / Best Regards
> Randolph Maaßen
Old 10-15-2012, 11:07 PM
Default Gnome3 haters: you should try the new cinnamon-1.6.1

On 10/15/2012 12:40 PM, mindrunner wrote:

02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI
Manhattan [Mobility Radeon HD 5400 Series]

Are you using the proprietary ati drivers? (x11-drivers/ati-drivers)
If yes, does fgl_glxgears run okay?

On 10/15/2012 02:23 PM, walt wrote:

>On 10/15/2012 12:24 AM, mindrunner wrote:

>>Ive had soo many problem with gnome 3 (mainly performance), so i
>>switched to lxde.

>The performance penalty can be due to old video hardware because
>both gnome-shell and cinnamon use video compositing for silly and
>unnecessary stuff like transparent windows.

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