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#1
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)
 
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#2
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.
 

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#3
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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#4
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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#5
any progress on this?
 
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#7
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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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!
Can i enable .deb support in it?
 

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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.
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')