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  1. Killer_Rubber_Ducky

    Killer_Rubber_Ducky

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    Hey guys,

    Ive been using Linux Distros for about 6 years now and i want to roll my own so I'm trying LFS.
    What is the best Environment for the Desktop? i have heard of FWDM or something like that.
    I am looking for tips and such.

    Thanks in advance! I'm building in VMware on Debian 6.0.3 (er something i know it is 6)
     
  2. hellrazor

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    Try XFCE. I don't have any real reasons or much education about it, but it's what all the cool kids are doing from what I hear.
     
  3. Easy Rhino

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    unless you are planning too develop your own linux distro down the road or you are paid quite well as a linux developer, there is no reason to even attempt LFS. the setup is designed for comp science guys who are willing to screw with the C code in the actual kernel.
     
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    I'm trying to develop a distro for ancient ass hardware aka Socket A and Celeron (celery) type procs and associated Hardware. I was thinking the FVWM or something along the lines of E17 custom interface ^_^. I have tried UCK and Reconstructor and Remastersys. none seem to really work the way I would like them to. Aka, install codecs and software and such then set the wallpaper and drivers etc like ubuntu ultimate edition ultimateedition.info

    Any suggestions?

    FVWM-Crystal (preferred WM)

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    any progress on this?
     
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    nope not really. Trying to find a more non-programmer background approach. Maybe Ill try slax or gentoo?
     
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    Just as a suggestion, why not try Salix 13.37 Fluxbox and choose the Basic install?
    The config files for the GUI are like using a text editor to write macros in Fluxbox -- quite easy once done. Really quite configurable.

    Slapt-get is much like apt-get if you've used Debian-based distros.

    Best wishes and "once you've learned Slack, you won't go back," as the saying goes!
     
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    Can i enable .deb support in it?
     
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    Don' know why my last post was not published, but the Linux utility alien allows for what you ask!
     
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    Just wanted to point out that there is a literal assload of distros that do this already. (maybe not an assload but a bunch of them anyway. Also you probably know this, I'm just sayin')
     
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    Part of the fun of Linux is doin' things just cuz ya want to -- more power to you, OP!

    Recently, I came across a Debian-based distro that may be another place to start your project -- bachata linux.
     
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