The ideal desktop: FVWM + your killer apps

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The ideal desktop: FVWM + your killer apps

Postby stivani » Mon Mar 20, 2006 8:34 pm

How do you setup your desktop? Which are the (lightweight) applications you use in combination with FVWM?
I would like to have some opinions about what makes a good desktop combination.

- terminal?
- file manager?
- music/video player?
- web browser?
- image viewer/editor?
- instant messaging?
- cd burner?
- ...

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Re: The ideal desktop: FVWM + your killer apps

Postby thomasadam » Mon Mar 20, 2006 8:37 pm

stivani wrote:How do you setup your desktop? Which are the (lightweight) applications you use in combination with FVWM?
I would like to have some opinions about what makes a good desktop combination.


Look at other people's configs for that. There's an entire section devoted to it. Not to mention several other threads about specific apps.

stivani wrote:- terminal?


Since I have hundreds of them open, I use 'rxvt' to save on memory.

stivani wrote:- file manager?


mc, emelfm, gentoo, xftree3, etc.

stivani wrote:- music/video player?


MPD with ncmpc/mpc

stivani wrote:- web browser?


ELinks.

stivani wrote:- image viewer/editor?


feh.

stivani wrote:- instant messaging?


Loathingly use bitlbee when I have to. It's IRC for me all the way, hence irssi.

stivani wrote:- cd burner?


cdrecord in a terminal window, of course.

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Postby stivani » Mon Mar 20, 2006 8:43 pm

Does somebody knows a good console msn-client, like irssi for irc?

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Postby thomasadam » Mon Mar 20, 2006 8:45 pm

stivani wrote:Does somebody knows a good console msn-client, like irssi for irc?


Did you somehow miss my mentioning 'bitlbee'? Look also at 'centericq'.

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Re: The ideal desktop: FVWM + your killer apps

Postby ozar » Mon Mar 20, 2006 9:37 pm

stivani wrote:- terminal?
- file manager?
- music/video player?
- web browser?
- image viewer/editor?
- instant messaging?
- cd burner?
- ...

urxvt
rox
xmms/xine
firefox
gimp
xchat
graveman
scite

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Re: The ideal desktop: FVWM + your killer apps

Postby theBlackDragon » Mon Mar 20, 2006 10:19 pm

stivani wrote:- terminal?

xterm

stivani wrote:- file manager?

zsh or nautilus (but I wouldn't call the latter 'lightweight')

stivani wrote:- music/video player?

mpc for music, xine for video

stivani wrote:- web browser?

Firefox or links (mainly for viewing the Java API documentation)

stivani wrote:- image viewer/editor?

GThumb/Gimp

stivani wrote:- instant messaging?

Gaim and Irssi (sometimes using Bitlbee)

stivani wrote:- cd burner?

Don't actually use one, but if I do it's mosttimes k3b as it's the easiest one for (very) sporadic use.

[EDIT]Of course, editor: emacs, with fvwm-mode of course! :wink:
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Re: The ideal desktop: FVWM + your killer apps

Postby stonecrest » Tue Mar 21, 2006 4:07 am

stivani wrote:- terminal?

urxvt

stivani wrote:- file manager?

thunar

stivani wrote:- music/video player?

pygmy

stivani wrote:- web browser?

firefox

stivani wrote:- image viewer/editor?

mirage/gimp

stivani wrote:- instant messaging?

gaim/xchat

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Postby oneandoneis2 » Tue Mar 21, 2006 10:54 am

- terminal?

Xterm

- file manager?

Xterm again :)

- music/video player?

XMMS/mplayer

- web browser?

Firefox

- image viewer/editor?

qiv/gimp

- instant messaging?

Gaim

- cd burner?

cdrecord or, recently, K3B

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Re: The ideal desktop: FVWM + your killer apps

Postby terver » Tue Mar 21, 2006 8:31 pm

stivani wrote:- terminal?
- file manager?
- music/video player?
- web browser?
- image viewer/editor?
- instant messaging?
- cd burner?


- xterm
- none (zsh)
- zinf|xine
- firefox
- gimp
- gaim|EPIC5
- none

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Re: The ideal desktop: FVWM + your killer apps

Postby Johan » Wed Mar 22, 2006 10:09 am

stivani wrote:.
- terminal?

aterm or rxvt
stivani wrote:- file manager?

mc, konqueror, occasionaly nautilus
stivani wrote:- music/video player?

music: mpd+mpc+ncmpc/gmpc
video: mplayer, vlc, xine
stivani wrote:- web browser?

firefox on my main computer, dillo on an old laptop, links if I need internet on the console
stivani wrote:- image viewer/editor?

gthumb but I'm still looking for something else. gimmage looks promising though. f-spot mayby?
stivani wrote:- instant messaging?

amsn, despite the anoying bugs
stivani wrote:- cd burner?

k3b although it's so slow to start... any lightweight gui tools available?
stivani wrote:- ...

editor: mc, nano, bluefish
systemmonitoring: xosview, top, 'ps ax', netstat,conky,...
ftpclient: gftp, ftp
remote desktop: tightvnc,freenx
virtualization: vmware
scientific graphics: gnuplot, ImageJ
other graphics: gimp, sodipodi, inkscape
desktop publishing: scribus
...

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Re: The ideal desktop: FVWM + your killer apps

Postby soigres » Thu Mar 30, 2006 11:00 am

stivani wrote:- terminal?
- file manager?
- music/video player?
- web browser?
- image viewer/editor?
- instant messaging?
- cd burner?
- ...

mrxvt
rox
xmms/mplayer
firefox
imagemagick/gimp
amsn-cvs (no boring bugs)
graveman

you forgot two important things:
editor: vi
shell: bash
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Re: The ideal desktop: FVWM + your killer apps

Postby morbusg » Thu Mar 30, 2006 4:04 pm

- terminal? xterm with 256 color and freetype support
- file manager? none, unless zsh or vim counts as one
- music/video player? gqmpeg if I have gtk available, or just mpg123 if not. mplayer for video.
- web browser? links -g
- image viewer/editor? gqview if I have gtk available. ImageMagick.
- instant messaging? used to have bitlbee but I don't IM anymore.
- cd burner? burncd, or others which come with OS. cdrecord
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Re: The ideal desktop: FVWM + your killer apps

Postby soigres » Thu Mar 30, 2006 5:10 pm

morbusg, what is your hardware?

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Re: The ideal desktop: FVWM + your killer apps

Postby morbusg » Fri Mar 31, 2006 2:35 pm

soigres wrote:morbusg, what is your hardware?

Err.. P4 2Ghz /w 1Gb memory & PPC 1.25Ghz (orsomething) /w 512Mb memory. Why?

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Postby tuexk » Sat Apr 01, 2006 12:47 am

I keep things slight-light... My main machine is a Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.66GHz w/ 1024 MB of RAM, so no need to be light-weight.

Terminal: mrxvt (I love tabs)
File Manager: Nautilus/ROX/xfe, but mostly just ls/cp/rm/mv
Music Player: mpd or beep
Movie Player: mostly xine, but vlc for mkv fansubs (they are buggy in xine, I watch a ton of fansubbs anime...)
Web Browser: Firefox (again i love tabs) Opera
Image Viewer: feh/Nautilus (I really use nautilus for image browsing than real file management)
Image Editor: gimp
Instant Messageing: gaim (again, tabs = yay)
CD Burner: k3b (I wish there was a good gtk one)
Editor: gedit and nano about 50/50 (gedit = tabs & gtk)
Shell: bash

I heavily favor gtk apps (for a unified window appearence, I currrently use the gtk Milk theme, I want to make a dark mod of it) and apps with tabs, I like to have many douments open but I hate a cluttered taskbar. If only openoffice started supporting tabs... Not that it really matters... I avoid rtf and use plantest as much as possible (I even type up papers in gedit and copy paste into OO for formatting, gedit has spell check and that's all I need)

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Re: The ideal desktop: FVWM + your killer apps

Postby jpkotta » Sat Apr 01, 2006 4:50 am

- terminal?
rxvt-unicode

- file manager?
Mostly the shell, sometimes Nautilus

- music/video player?
xmms & xine + xine-ui

- web browser?
opera

- image viewer/editor?
gqview

- instant messaging?
gaim

- cd burner?
Nautilus

- editor
emacs

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Re: The ideal desktop: FVWM + your killer apps

Postby Sprinky » Thu May 10, 2007 9:15 pm

stivani wrote:- terminal?


XFCE's Terminal


stivani wrote:- file manager?


cd and ls :P


stivani wrote:- music/video player?


mpd with gimmix or ncmpc for audio. mplayer for video.


stivani wrote:- web browser?


Firefox


stivani wrote:- image viewer/editor?


Gimp


stivani wrote:- instant messaging?


Gaim (Now named Pidgin) or irssi + Bitlbee


stivani wrote:- cd burner?


cdrecord

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Re: The ideal desktop: FVWM + your killer apps

Postby nix_newb » Thu May 10, 2007 9:57 pm

stivani wrote:- terminal?

xterm - It comes with X. Are others really any better? I used mrxvt for a while for it's tabs, but then I started using screen heavily and just kind of stopped using mrxvt.
stivani wrote:- file manager?

bash - I used rox for a while, but just kinda stopped using it because it was faster to use the console. Though I do like nautilus with --no-desktop, I'm not installing all of gnome just for nautilus.
stivani wrote:- music/video player?

mpd to serve music (actually I'm using it with icecast2 too)
mpc for binding buttons to commands to control the music
glurp for building playlists
xine & mplayer for video
stivani wrote:- web browser?

Firefox for browsing the net
elinks (supports tabs) for reading documentation or remotely browsing the net
stivani wrote:- image viewer/editor?

gqview (replaced ee for me when it was dropped from portage)
gimp for editing
stivani wrote:- instant messaging?

mcabber - I only used the jabber chat in gaim, switched to mcabber because I could have it running in a screen session which I could detach and reattach from different locations
xchat - when I use IRC, never liked gaim for IRC
stivani wrote:- cd burner?
- ...

mkisofs - to make images
growisofs - to burn dvds
cdrecord - to burn cds

Others:
I was using gcal as a calendar, but I stopped using its appointment and note features, so now I just use that cal script someone posted not too long ago. I've been using claws-mail at work, pine from on campus.
That's about it for apps that aren't games.

[Edit: fixed a typo]
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Re: The ideal desktop: FVWM + your killer apps

Postby thomasadam » Thu May 10, 2007 10:02 pm

nix_newb wrote:xterm - It comes with X. Are others really any better? I used mrxvt for a while for it's tabs, but then I started using screen heavily and just kind of stopped using mrxvt.


Err, of course. Xterm has some nice features (such as translations) but it's bloated with all the textronics stuff. I use rxvt-unicode myself, with screen all the time.

nix_newb wrote:elinks (supports tabs) for reading documentation or remotely browsing the net


My primary browser.

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Re: The ideal desktop: FVWM + your killer apps

Postby 6thpink » Thu May 10, 2007 11:59 pm

thomasadam wrote:
nix_newb wrote:xterm - It comes with X. Are others really any better? I used mrxvt for a while for it's tabs, but then I started using screen heavily and just kind of stopped using mrxvt.


Err, of course. Xterm has some nice features (such as translations) but it's bloated with all the textronics stuff. I use rxvt-unicode myself, with screen all the time.


Yes. Xterm is an example of bloated application.

rxvt-unicode has a much smaller memory footprint, a better ttf support, a better unicode support, nice keysyms support, and many more features that xterm has not, besides being much heavier than urxvt.

So, I can't see how xterm is a so good app, unless you need that old stuff for a concrete purpose. The only "nice" thing about xterm, is that it is almost everywhere where there is an X server.

++ to screen.

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Re: The ideal desktop: FVWM + your killer apps

Postby 6thpink » Fri May 11, 2007 12:24 am

stivani wrote:- terminal?


urxvt + screen

- file manager?


Mostly bash. I also have two dolphins permanently open. One on the root folder of my web server and another in my download folder.

- music/video player?


When I am doing some labeling or tiding up my collection, I use amarok for the music. If I am working I usually just launch mplayer -playlist. For video, either mplayer or kaffeine. I also use the kmplayer and xine plugins in konqueror sometimes.

- web browser?


Mostly konqueror. I can't stand text browsers nowadays, and I can't stand gecko (though I use seamonkey when konqueror fails).

- image viewer/editor?


Mainly feh and imagemagick for viewing and batch processing. When I need some job done I use inkscape or the gimp.

- instant messaging?


No, thanks. :P But if I need to, I use psi in X or mcabber on console.

- cd burner?


Cdrecord and k3b.

Some other usefull things I use everyday are claws-mail, kate and kio-slaves in konqueror for various purposes.

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Postby chojin » Thu May 17, 2007 7:12 pm

aterm
mc
mplayer
firefox
gimageview/gimp/xaralx/ufraw/noiseninja
gaim
cdrecord
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Postby surrounder » Fri May 25, 2007 10:41 pm

- terminal? urxvt
- file manager? mainly just the shell, sometimes pcmanfm
- music/video player? mpd/ncmpc for music, mplayer for movies
- web browser? kazehakase (http://kazehakase.sourceforge.jp/)
- image viewer/editor? gqview
- instant messaging? bitlbee and irssi (toying with ii though)
- cd burner? cdrecord


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