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Need MAJOR help with WindowMaker
Posted by FatalDragon [send private reply] at June 17, 2002, 11:02:44 PM Ok, I installed Slackware 8.0, and set WindowMaker as my default window manager. The installation went fine, the system boots up into BASH. So I did xf86config (For some reason XF86Setup doesnt work...), then I ran wmaker.inst like it said, but when I do startx, WindowMaker starts up, but only the bottom half of my screen shows graphics, its like the top half is off, I can move the mouse around and drag things down from the top, but only the bottom half of the screen displays. (NO, the moniter ISN'T broke, because BASH displays FULL screen, and Red Hat GNOME did so also yesterday...) So any ideas what is cuasing this? Is there any other config tools I could use? ThanX!
Posted by gian [send private reply] at June 18, 2002, 01:42:03 AM Have a look at your X config file, the name of which escapes me right that this moment (I believe it is X[something]-4) but I'm sure someone will be able to enlighten you.
Maybe have a look at what screen res and/or refresh rate it is trying to run at.
Posted by FatalDragon [send private reply] at June 18, 2002, 11:14:21 AM Sometimes instead of X starting a I get an error saying something about not enough memory and it lists different screen resalotions. The PC has 32 MB altogether, but 8MB are for video, because when the PC starts up the RAM check only goes to 24, but SuperProbe syas that it has 1024KB.
Posted by unknown_lamer [send private reply] at June 18, 2002, 11:51:19 AM Did you remember to enable swap space? If you only have 32MB of ram you want at least 64MB of swap. What graphics card do you have? It might have a buggy driver.
Posted by FatalDragon [send private reply] at June 18, 2002, 02:17:49 PM Yeah, I had a 256MB swap space, I think it was enabled, Im trying Red Hat again now.
Posted by FatalDragon [send private reply] at June 18, 2002, 03:47:51 PM Ok, I got it to work with Red Hat! Before, with Slackware, I think it had something to do with the X server.
SO, how do I minimze it to were it doesnt take much RAM up?
Posted by unknown_lamer [send private reply] at June 18, 2002, 07:03:49 PM run WPrefs and turn the clip and dock off (all you'll have is the menu..you might want to keep the dock on if you can spare the few K). Then turn all of the animations off. The default theme should be very memory conservative (no pixmaps) so you can keep that or grab Simplistic Gray from http://unknownlamer.org/art/wmaker-themes.org.
Posted by FatalDragon [send private reply] at June 18, 2002, 08:49:01 PM Ok, thanx! I noticed that the screens moved around smoother with WM than with SawFish.
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