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    How to create a Desktop Enviroment?

    How would I go about doing this? Sorry, I'm, a total linux newb, so I dunno a lot. Anyways, how would I go about doing it? I want the eye-candy of beryl, but a LOT less then what it demands. (EX: Pentium II processor, 192 MB of RAM to run smoothly) I want to get it to run on DSL, or BerryOS.

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    Linux Guru bigtomrodney's Avatar
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    Nov 2004
    Beryl and Compiz are just Window Managers. You can use them with any environment in X-Windows. Once you have a half decent graphics card you should get one working in some measure, the best bet is to turn off some (if not all) of the effects and turn on one at a time.

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    Oh, but I don't have a decent graphics card. My laptop is an IBM Thinkpad, from the wayback machine.

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    Join Date
    May 2004
    arch linux
    You can get info about other desktop environments and window managers here:

    Window Managers for X

    All the *boxes, such as Fluxbox, Openbox, etc., and FVWM are great lightweight window managers. Take a look at PekWM and IceWM, too.

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