Posts tagged with " afterstep"

Slackware 12.2, AfterStep and KDE 3.5.10

Thursday, 29/01/2009 ≅22:11 ©brainycat

It was ridiculously easy to get KDE and AfterStep working together. And they truly do work together, way better than AS and gnome ever did. They are seemless! Note however that KDesktop does NOT play well, and need to be turned off. From what I can tell, this means you can't have KDE icons on your desktop. I don't use desktop icons at all, not even closed AfterStep windows, so this is no loss to me.

Here's how I did it:

cp /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc.kde /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc.kde-afterstep
rm /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc
ln -s /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc.kde-afterstep /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc
edit xinitrc.kde-afterstep to invoke startkde.afterstep
cp /usr/bin/startkde /usr/bin/startkde.afterstep
exit startkde.afterstep and look for the line "kwrapper ksmserver" and change it to "kwrapper ksmserver -windowmanager /path/to/afterstep"
mv /usr/share/autostart/kdesktop.desktop /usr/share/autostart/kdesktop.DONOTLOAD
mv /usr/share/autostart/klipper.desktop /usr/share/autostart/klipper.DONOTLOAD

Next, I configured Kicker to glue itself to the top left corner, no hide buttons, and removed all apps and decorations except Kmenu and Konqueror. I tried to find a way to put KMenu in the AfterStep menu, but it's a function of Kicker.

How I got AfterStep 2.2.7 and Gnome 2.2 to work together

Monday, 27/10/2008 ≅15:23 ©brainycat

====== much later. trying to get gnome working in afterstep. When gdm invokes afterstep, its not calling up the gnome daemons. Where is afterstep getting called? that’s the question of the century. The desktop works after running nautilus and the appearances menu. neither network interfaces are working. these are running in the integrated desktop but [...]

LinuxMint – Liveboot try before you buy

Tuesday, 10/06/2008 ≅14:06 ©admin

After years of using slackware through it’s various stages, I came to a point where it wasn’t meeting my needs anymore. I bought a refurb ThinkPad T-30 with a p6 1.8G/.5GB RAM. Output is handled by the ATI Radeon 7500/16MB driving a 1400×1050 LCD. For a console junkie like me, this is heady stuff. I [...]