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Slackware 13.37: Linux for the fun of it

Slackware 13.37: Linux for the fun of it

Posted Mar 23, 2011 16:17 UTC (Wed) by tjc (guest, #137)
In reply to: Slackware 13.37: Linux for the fun of it by corbet
Parent article: Slackware 13.37: Linux for the fun of it

I don't miss that sort of thing very much. The Good Old Days were really quite bad.

I was working in tech support back then, and on one occasion we spent days trying to get a Diamond video card to work with X on Slackware. Diamond finally relented and gave us the information we needed. I think the FVWM screenshot in this article must have triggered that memory. :)


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Slackware 13.37: Linux for the fun of it

Posted Mar 23, 2011 19:46 UTC (Wed) by SiB (subscriber, #4048) [Link]

> I think the FVWM screenshot in this article must have triggered that memory. :)

fvwm is still managing my windows. My current fvwm2rc.m4 was handcrafted more than 10 years ago, but still does what I need.

Slackware 13.37: Linux for the fun of it

Posted Mar 23, 2011 20:03 UTC (Wed) by boudewijn (subscriber, #14185) [Link]

I lost mine when I moved to S.u.S.e... I sometimes miss fvwm, but that's more or less pure nostalgia. I also miss slackware sometimes, but these days I can't afford the time spent tinkering. And OpenSUSE just works for this software developer.

FVWM

Posted Mar 24, 2011 15:46 UTC (Thu) by tjc (guest, #137) [Link]

> My current fvwm2rc.m4 was handcrafted more than 10 years ago, but still does what I need.

I've often thought the FVWM project could do themselves a favor by using a more "normal" default configuration. This wouldn't affect people like yourself who have their own fine-tuned configuration, but I think it would help new users stick with it longer, with more of them staying on as long-term users. The way it it now it's tempting to say "I can't use this" after about 10 minutes and move on to something else.

I haven't tried FVWM for about a year, so maybe this has changed.

Slackware 13.37: Linux for the fun of it

Posted Mar 25, 2011 0:19 UTC (Fri) by jonabbey (guest, #2736) [Link]

fvwm? N00b! tvtwm for the win!

Slackware 13.37: Linux for the fun of it

Posted Mar 23, 2011 23:09 UTC (Wed) by jcm (subscriber, #18262) [Link]

Admit it, you miss APS/Magicfilter and isapnpdump more though ;)

Slackware 13.37: Linux for the fun of it

Posted Mar 25, 2011 15:10 UTC (Fri) by rbrito (subscriber, #66188) [Link]

(Debian maintainer of magicfilter hat on)

Gee, what is the problem with magicfilter? :-)

Slackware 13.37: Linux for the fun of it

Posted May 4, 2011 9:50 UTC (Wed) by nix (subscriber, #2304) [Link]

It doesn't work with CUPS, which as far as I can tell has a far less capable filtration system (certainly a much less flexible one). :/

Slackware 13.37: Linux for the fun of it

Posted Mar 27, 2011 20:58 UTC (Sun) by dsimic (subscriber, #72007) [Link]

isapnpdump -- those were the days! ;)


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