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Chris Bannister wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 25, 2007 at 01:13:01AM +0100, Joe Hart wrote:
>> That's one (fvwm) that I haven't tried. Unless that's comes standard on
>> some distro's that I have tried.  I'll look into it.  Thanks for the tip.
> 
> Since you are running Sid, install fvwm-themes. It isn't in Etch, but it
> looks like you can install the package from unstable. 
> 
>> P.S.  Learning Curve?  What's that?  I've tacked the switch from Windows
>> to GNU/Linux, and using the CLI for most of my management instead of
>> doing things through a GUI.  I also am now running Sid because Etch was
>> too stable for me to learn anything from. (If it ain't broke, I can't
>> fix it)
> 
> You can have too much on your plate at once and never actually get to
> eat everything before it gets too cold, whereas small portions ...
> 
> So I suggest installing fvwm, fvwm-icons, fvwm-themes.
> 
> create a .xinitrc file in your home directory.
> man fvwm-themes for the syntax for the .xinitrc file.
> disable kdm (you could purge it :-)
> type startx and choose theme-management from the menu to choose a theme.
> 
> To get the Debian menu system:
> theme-management-->current-->
> 
> 
> Also check out the screenshots on the net and see how some people have
> customised their desktops.
> 

I was thinking about disabling kdm anyway...  and I did look at some
screenshots.  Pretty amazing stuff people have done.

I thought my KDE desktop looked pretty good until I saw some other
people's.  One thing that seems to be quite common is a OS X type theme.
 I don't quite understand why people would buy a PC and try to imitate a
mac.  Oh well, to each his own.

Thanks,

Joe
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