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Staffan Mattsson

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#26
Alright! I will go for fluxbox with palemoon browser. :)

Aha! So zfs eats ram. I knew there was a catch. I have 6gb on my laptop and can thereticly upgrade it to 8, but I would like to do other stuff than to just have a snapshot of my filesystem :)
 

ronaldlees

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#28
IMO you're better off with UFS on a laptop.

If you're not into bells and whistles, you might try the x11-wm/i3 window manager. I use it on every GUI system I have, except Haiku. It's keyboard driven, so you have to know a few strokes, but it's a very quick "tiling" style manager.

Compared to x11-wm/xfce, it's extremely minimal. Fluxbox is also on the minimal side of the scale - opposite of xfce - but i3 is even more minimal. What tends to make xfce big are all the extras. The i3 window manager really doesn't have any extras to speak of.
 

Maxnix

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#30
Aha! So zfs eats ram. I knew there was a catch. I have 6gb on my laptop and can thereticly upgrade it to 8, but I would like to do other stuff than to just have a snapshot of my filesystem :)
ZFS likes RAM a lot, since uses it for caching disk content; however, IMHO, 6GB is a reasonable amount to use ZFS on a laptop. On my laptop I have 3GB of RAM, and set vfs.zfs.arc_max to 700MB, so I have enough memory available for the programs I need. Just try what fit better your needs: UFS2 or ZFS, but don't think ZFS would be a non-viable idea. :)
 

OJ

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#31
Just a sideways comment here, because I haven't actually tried ZFS. However in 8 years or so using FreeBSD for my desktop system, I haven't actually had a situation where I wanted to dial the system back. It is very stable using UFS.
 

Staffan Mattsson

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#32
Im back!
Installed fluxbox, eterm, leaf-something-notepad and palemoon browser.
The palemoon browser return bus error(core dumped), but firefox works!
The fluxbox default theme is incredibly boring, I will have to learn how to change it later, and the menu isnt setup right. But Im back!
This time everything works from the start!

btw ubuntu also has zfs right? So its not a bsd thing? But BSDs is better?

Thank you all!
 

dch

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#34
ZFS doesn't "eat" ram, but it does aggressively cache as much as it can. As others have pointed out you can tune the usage to your needs easily enough. I've run ZFS on OSX on 4GB of RAM in the past, and we run DNS resolvers for work that use ZFS with 2GB, although they don't do much else. The simplicity of rollbacks, backups via zfs send, boot environments, ease of mirrors and scrubbed data, and the rest is too good not to make the switch, unless you have a specific workload where UFS wins out.
 

macondo

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#35
Im back!

The fluxbox default theme is incredibly boring,
Thank you all!
Are you kidding? IIRC,
Right-click on the desktop, click on Styles, choose the theme you want...
 

Staffan Mattsson

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#37
Yeah. I noticed it was very easy to change the theme of fluxbox.

But now I run lxde. My computer hangs and I wanted to see if it was the windowmanager. It hangs in lxde as well, so I think its the graphics card.
Ive tried almost everything, vt, sc nvidiaload nvidiamodeset load and nothing seems to work. After a while in X, the system hangs.

It hangs faster if I play Zdoom. I can see the nvidia screen when I startx, so it seems to be configured ok.
 

Staffan Mattsson

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#38
Thanks for the guides dch! In my opinion they were more pedagogic then the handbook.
If I'll do this again, I think I'll use them. If I dont get tired of this now when everything seems to work but just hangs sometimes.
 

Trihexagonal

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#40
The palemoon browser return bus error(core dumped), but firefox works!

The fluxbox default theme is incredibly boring, I will have to learn how to change it later, and the menu isnt setup right. But Im back!
This time everything works from the start!
Did you build www/palemoon from pkg or ports?

Everything x11-wm/fluxbox is right-click menu driven, broadly speaking. You can choose different default styles from there, configure different desktop options like hide taskbak, transparancy, etc.

I like boring, to an extent :) My 8ball theme probably falls into that category, but I have a red and a blue one avalilable on my site with instructions how to place them if you check my profile. Then you can choose them from the default styles, or edit them to suit you.

I doubt any of the programs you installed are already listed on the menu. You need a text editor at your disposal to add them. You can either invoke leafpad from the terminal or if you're adventurous you could edit it with ee. The prior will be easiest for you but I love ee. The menu is in the usr/home/username/.fluxbox.

The period before the word fluxbox denotes it as a hidden directory. If you built x11-fm/xfe you can make hidden files visible from the menu.

I won't abandon you. ;)
 

Staffan Mattsson

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#41
Hehe, Well I used packages for everything. But I could still rightclick and show secret files, so I find teh menu text thing and could edit. I can now start both leafpad and doom and palemoon from the menu.

I noticed that both palemoon and firefox works fine. Its just when I logout and then come back to X that I get segmentation fault for both of them. But thats a minor problem.
The real thing is that the machine hangs after a while. This gets faster in ZDoom. I think I have a 8200M Nvidia graphics card. Ive tried both manual and auto configure.

Im thinking about installing trueos and let it configure my computer just to see if its even possible to get it right on my computer.

PS

My brother in law apperantly uses freenas at home. He says that it is freebsd. I wonder what the difference is. I think this is freebsd biggest problem. People taking the code and changing its name...
 

Staffan Mattsson

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#42
If Trihexagonal or any other kind soul would like to help me with the "hangups", then please see the minor issues thread. Admin thought I where threadstealing and understandibly wants one subject per thread.
 
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