What a conundrum: Gnome or Fluxbox

March 25, 2006

Wow! Now before you get excited let me preface this by saying that I use a dual (At minimum) monitor system.

So if you have been following my rantings along you will know that I installed Gnome on my desktop. Well right now I do not have a dual head card cause a friend sold my card, but I’m going to get one soon. But my conundrum is this:
I was talking with eskiled on irc when I asked him about a Gnome issue that I am having. He knows that I use fluxbox normally and he started talking about how much he wished he could use flux but how fugly it is and hard to customize. Hard to customize? I thought. Well there’s a heck of a lot less to customize than in Gnome so why is it harder. Then I went to find some screenshots to show him my beautiful fluxbox (Before my hd died and took all my prettiness with it 🙁 ). Along the way I encountered screenshots of my old dual head setup. And I liked them. A lot. Which leaves me with the conundrum of whether or not to switch to fluxbox again….


I don’t know what to do! I think I am going to leave it at this. Use Gnome for now and if I like it then think about keeping it. Once I get the dual head card I can then evaluate the usefulness of Gnome with a dual head card. I think if I can just get the scroll wheel to switch desktops when the mouse is on the desktop to work, and my fluxbox shortcut keys to work I should be fine. Another options is to run Gnome as my desktop manager with fluxbox as the window manager. That would prolly be pretty tacky though 🙁

We shall see how this ends if/when Jordan gets me a new video card

2 thoughts on “What a conundrum: Gnome or Fluxbox

  1. Olaf (August 24, 2008)

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