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From: james <garftd@×××××××.net>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] No mouse on Lenovo T400
Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2018 22:38:22
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-user] No mouse on Lenovo T400 by Mick
1 On 8/23/18 3:55 AM, Mick wrote:
2 > On Thursday, 23 August 2018 02:09:55 BST Walter Dnes wrote:
3 >
4 >> Next... has anyone gotten icewm-1.4.2 to not crash? I simply cannot
5 >> get it to run on any of 4 Gentoo machines. I've given up and migrated
6 >> one over to Fluxbox. The others are being held back at 1.3.2 and
7 >> package-masking newer ICEWM ebuilds. If nothing pops up soon, I'll have
8 >> to move them over to Fluxbox.
10 Sorry Walter, I do not use icewm or fluxbox, but they are listed here
11 with other "window managers"
15 I currently on lxde, waiting on migration to lxqt (maybe).
16 lxde-base/lxde-common-0.99.2
17 lxde-base/lxde-meta-0.5.5-r5
18 lxde-base/lxterminal-0.3.1
19 x11-wm/openbox-3.6.1
21 and I have transient (3-button) mouse function issues across a variety
22 of scenarios. MY system has more than ample resources for what I do
23 (FX-8350+32Gram).
25 The left mouse button goes to sleep. I have to click it dozens of times
26 to wake up. "Focus" does not always follow as it is setup to do,
27 requiring left button clicks to correct. Mouse just dissapears for 3-20
28 seconds. just to name a few issues. Other times it is flawless.
30 I think Mick has a valid argument below.
32 > Unfortunately, smaller window managers are not maintained reliably on Gentoo.
34 Agreed!
36 > I suspect there is a lack of younger blood coming through the ranks. My
37 > enlightenment desktops are so buggy presently, I was considering what to move
38 > to. There are a couple of bugs on 1.4.2 reported in bugzilla for icewm and
39 > the last one has "maintainer-wanted" as assignee. Previous bugs had
40 > Polynomial-C as the assignee.
41 >
42 > Check if this describes what you've come across, but there is no fix proposed
43 > yet:
44 >
45 >
47 Not my issue but your statement about WM of a lesser kind not supported
48 well is spot on. I wonder if lxqt is better and worth the migration?
50 I wonder what's the best long term strategy for a robustly supported
51 light weight windows manager and associated minimal desktop? Will it be
52 robustly support in gentoo?
54 The arm64 dev boards are getting close to being ample for my needs
55 (mouse+keyboard+hdmi+usb) interfaces to the HPC clusters I've been
56 working on. 4G_of_ddr4 will do the trick. Long term, these
57 'power_hogging' workstation/servers will only be brought online, when
58 needed and on cold nights.
60 So; I'm very interested in what others, with minimal desktop interfaces,
61 have in mind. I'm just not up on these issues, and would really like to
62 'follow the herd' on gui_desktop minimization options.
65 I just ordered a galaxynote9 and may consider it for a (gui) terminal
66 interface to the (gentoo) HPC clusters, depending on the interfaces it
67 comes with.
69 Any and all suggestions for a pathway forward for a stable and minimal
70 windows manager is greatly appreciated.
79 curiously,
80 James