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Making Linux look "pretty"

By MattG
Sep 6, 2003
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  1. Ok guys! I got my video card installed.

    i had to use a rpm2tgz command for the rpm, then i used the command installpkg <filename> and it brought me through the install.

    startx, res looks nice. But now i wanna tweak it so it looks, well nicer, more customizable.

    Im using KDE, not sure if this is the best one to use but it seems to be widely used by alot.

    I liked that Screenshot that phantasm posted on how his looked.

    Any information you can give me on customizing Xwindows for Slackware 9.0 would be great! Thanks.


    Matt
    New Linux user who loves it.

    PS- Will be posting questions later on how to setup and use Wine/Winex for some games :-D

    PSS- I found the Theme adder thing. Now im just curious if there are websites i can download more themes from.

    thanks again
  2. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 6,504   +6

    Some of the eye candy you have seen posted from me was

    XIMIAN GNOME ( http://www.ximian.com/ )

    It is available as a free 400MB download from their servers as an add on to the GUI and other parts of the operating system.

    However, its only available for certain versions of Linux

    http://support.ximian.com/cgi-bin/ximian.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=391


    And, its just been bought by Novell

    http://www.ximian.com/about_us/press_center/press_releases/index.html?pr=novell

    If you have broadband, then maybe you should download the Red Hat Linux 9 iso files (3 CDs) and burn them. Then try the ximain download, from here.

    If you want to stick with Slackware, try installing

    DROPLINE GNOME ( http://www.dropline.net/gnome/ )

    Or keep sticking with KDE and playing with that. That's pretty slick as well. All of these Windows Manager GUI things like GNOME and KDE are cool.
  3. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 6,504   +6

  4. MattG

    MattG TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 147

    Thanks.

    One other thing...some programs seem to take a LONG time to open. and some just dont open at all. Im sure im doing something wrong for the ones that dont open.

    But the ones that take a while to open...what could that be? is there a setting to make it...per se faster?


    and should i try GNOME?
  5. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 6,504   +6

    That's a bit like looking for a needle in a haystack.

    And of course you should try GNOME if you haven't already done so.
  6. MattG

    MattG TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 147

    I installed Dropline.

    Looks really Nice. Thanks Phantasm.

    Now the question is...what program do you guys use for Linux OS to download music?

    Hated using Kazaa for windows....so many viruses and Adware.

    Thanks!


    PS- Phantasm you have been a GREAT help. Thank you.
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