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    Window Managers???


    Ok, so what's the fastest Window manager?

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    I'm sure there are many. Frankly, IceWM is probably the fastest, but it's most likely worthless to you.

    A popular minimalist one is Fluxbox, which I personally use. I'd recommend checking it out.

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    Xfce does a great job too. But apart from the speed of a WM, you should look into the features. Every WM is a compromise, so simply picking the fastest won't satisfy you.
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    For window managers, I like Fluxbox, Blackbox, and Openbox.

    XFCE4 is really a full desktop environment, but it's a good, light-weight, and it's fast.

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    Mind if I interrupt?

    I just installed Fluxbox but can't get it to run. Help me plaese.
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    Quote Originally Posted by {MaX}
    Mind if I interrupt?

    I just installed Fluxbox but can't get it to run. Help me plaese.
    If you are using GDM or KDM, you should be able to select it as a "session" right before logging in. If you are using a /home/<user>/.xinitrc file to start X, put this in it:

    Code:
    exec fluxbox
    Comment out any other entries.

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