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Post#1 by johnywhy » 01 Sep 2018, 18:00

hi @n0ctilucient

did you get enter working on porteus?

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Post#2 by johnywhy » 01 Sep 2018, 23:59

darn. Did you reach out to the dev?
https://sourceforge.net/u/userid-1492391/profile/
it's in alpha, last updated 2007!

could this work? you're more expert than me. No idea if this can help.

xinitrc and startx
Log in to Linux desktop without a display manager with xinitrc and startx
https://www.techtimejourney.net/log-in- ... in-action/
Have a look at the .xinitrc file in your home directory. You should be able to specify there which desktop environment you want as default (via startx).
https://forum.xfce.org/viewtopic.php?id=8261
start xfce.
RE: startx -> XFCE, as selected by a link
/etc/X11/xinit/xinitc -> /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc.xfce
https://www.linuxquestions.org/question ... ost5684769
Have you cleared ~/.cache/sessions? I usually just purge the whole folder when I have xfce issues. Maybe back it up first...
https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php ... 4#p1025954

Xephyr
Running a nested xfce4-session in Xephyr
https://gist.github.com/s-leroux/d1d2f730467857fa3afe
Xephyr
run "xfwm4" in the terminal for window decorations(substitute your window manager if you are not using xfce).
xterm config file : http://www.xfce.org/various/Xresources.txt
https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=620003
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Post#3 by johnywhy » 02 Sep 2018, 02:01

is login screen the only eye-candy you mean?
which of these would work? Xephyr or xinit/startx, or both?
would this mean i can run xfce (all components) without xorg?

THX
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Post#4 by Ed_P » 02 Sep 2018, 03:16

Are you saving your changes to a save.dat file? If you use changes=EXIT: press any key other than space or Enter when shutting down/rebooting. It stops changes from being saved. :happy62:
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Post#5 by johnywhy » 03 Sep 2018, 08:07

i know, and i have been feeling bad about hijacking. I will make a separate thread for my separate issue, and i'll remove the unrelated posts from here.
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Post#6 by johnywhy » 03 Sep 2018, 08:17

oops, sorry.
already moved
[Solved] Bad Xinit Command Broke Proteus
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Post#7 by johnywhy » 03 Sep 2018, 08:22

sorry! already removed :(
the new thread will be easier for future users to find.
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Post#8 by johnywhy » 03 Sep 2018, 09:38

thx, happy to participate!

i want to see if i can get xfce to idle under 100 MB B)
Mainly in interest of low-resource hardware and limited RAM.
Porteus is already one of the smallest xfce linux's -- why not take it further?
I love puppy linux xtahr, but not real linux-- too hobbyish, unreliable repos, etc. But maybe some lessons to learn from puppy.

i noticed xorg doesn't seem to be running on Porteus 32-bit, correct? I'm idling at at 170 MB.
Seems no sense running 64-bit on 2 GB ram.

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