Skip site navigation (1)Skip section navigation (2)
Date:      Sun, 18 Feb 2007 17:36:06 -0800
From:      Gary Kline <>
To:        Nick Withers <>
Cc:        Gary Kline <>, FreeBSD Mailing List <freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   Re: Foo***-lite ?
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <>
References:  <> <>

Next in thread | Previous in thread | Raw E-Mail | Index | Archive | Help
On Mon, Feb 19, 2007 at 11:36:39AM +1100, Nick Withers wrote:
> On Sun, 18 Feb 2007 14:57:30 -0800
> Gary Kline <> wrote:
> > 
> > 	People,
> > 
> > 	I hope there are some kde or gnome wizards around to give
> > me a few clues about tuning my gnome|kde- lite window managers.  So
> > far I have the regular gnome2 and KDE3 desktops going on my test box
> > 	quite well.  kde at least gives users the opportunity to
> > set the level of eye-candy from low to high.  I have not seen
> > anything equivalent for gnome.
> As far as I know, GNOME doesn't really have "eye candy" the same way
> KDE does (there are no fading menus, bouncy transparent cursors,
> etc.).

	You may well be rght since I've only seen the set-option on KDE.

> > How do I test gnome2-lite and kde-lite? I've found startkde, but
> > no startkdelite.  I've found the gnome-session binary, but no
> > gnomelite-session.
> > 
> > 	If I need kde|gnome2- lite.desktop files, please clue me in.
> > 	Otherwise,  how do I instiantiate these lite flavor
> > desktops?
> I think you've misunderstood what the -lite versions are. From
> ports/x11/gnome2-lite/pkg-descr:
> ____
> This metaport installs the pieces of the GNOME 2 desktop that
> are needed to provide a functional desktop.  x11/gnome2
> contains the full version of the GNOME 2 desktop environment.
> ____
> In other words, it's the same GNOME, but installing the gnome2-lite
> port doesn't install "extras", like games. GNOME is invoked the same
> way regardless of which port is used.
> I believe that the kde-lite port is the same.

	I see (*now* :-).  Well, since I'm not much of a gamer, it's
	not a problem.  I did see that gnome-light installed only part
	of the suite.  That should've been a clue.  I was expecting some 
	kernel/apps wizard to tune things so that, say, the calender
	would be niced down to a lower prio and the xterm/terminal/
	and-or vi and broswers would have been set to a higher priority.

	That is my next task, hopefully without getting too deeply into 
	the C/++ code.   I've test added things like xload and xclock
	and will see if the session managers are savvy enough to accept
	a "nice -17 /usr/bin/program" line in there.  gnome2 at least has
	a run priority from 0 to 50 or the like.  That may be worth
	looking at.

	tx for your insights,


> -- 
> Nick Withers
> email:
> Web:
> Mobile: +61 414 397 446

  Gary Kline  Public Service Unix

Want to link to this message? Use this URL: <>