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Offline puppybyte!

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anyone successfully running tiling window manager in 32bit ?
« on: March 11, 2022, 12:22:03 PM »
I prefer a tiling WM, although my main desktop I run puppylinux (fossapup64) with BSPWM, sadly I see only i3 or dwm seems to be available for my 32bit laptop running TC.   Has anyone run either?   I installed i3 but when I rebooted still running JWM on my laptop.  Some have suggested delete jwm* files in $HOME directory and echo "i3" > /etc/sysconfig/desktop, also does not work.  Do I need to delete jwm in onboo.lst and add i3?

Any help will be appreciated.

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Re: anyone successfully running tiling window manager in 32bit ?
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2022, 02:14:14 PM »
Hi puppybyte
... Do I need to delete jwm in onboo.lst and add i3? ...
i3.tcz  should definitely be in your  onboot.lst  file. You can either add it after  jwm.tcz  or in place of  jwm.tcz.
The last window manager listed in  onboot.lst  is the one that will be started.

You may also want to read this post:
http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php/topic,24927.0.html

Offline puppybyte!

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Re: anyone successfully running tiling window manager in 32bit ?
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2022, 07:20:04 PM »
Looking at the default i3/.config file, found out many issues.  Default is set to Mod1 (Alt), although states can be changed to Mod3 (superkey, usually it is Mod4 but not in TC).  Alt+enter is set to urxvt rather than aterm so it does not work.  Overall decided not worthwhile..., thanks

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Re: anyone successfully running tiling window manager in 32bit ?
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2022, 09:38:09 PM »
sadly I see only i3 or dwm seems to be available for my 32bit laptop running TC.
There's nothing to stop you compiling your favourite tiling wm on tinycore  :)

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Looking at the default i3/.config file, found out many issues
You can change the default config file.


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Re: anyone successfully running tiling window manager in 32bit ?
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2022, 03:23:25 AM »
i3 updated

<special + enter> now opens aterm

You can edit ~/.config/i3/config, for example, to comment out the last few lines to remove the id3status error.

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Re: anyone successfully running tiling window manager in 32bit ?
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2022, 08:22:22 AM »
sadly I see only i3 or dwm seems to be available for my 32bit laptop running TC.
There's nothing to stop you compiling your favourite tiling wm on tinycore  :)

I am not very computer literate..., would like to try bspwm in TC, but not sure I can compile....,is there a step bv step for dummies??

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Re: anyone successfully running tiling window manager in 32bit ?
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2022, 10:13:43 AM »
i3 updated

<special + enter> now opens aterm

You can edit ~/.config/i3/config, for example, to comment out the last few lines to remove the id3status error.

I just downloaded and installed i3 again, I don't see any updates on the configuration file. (~/i3/config).  Alt+enter or Windows+enter, does not open a terrminal.

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Re: anyone successfully running tiling window manager in 32bit ?
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2022, 10:30:55 AM »
Have you loaded the aterm extension?

Was the old config in your backup?

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Re: anyone successfully running tiling window manager in 32bit ?
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2022, 11:24:10 AM »
Have you loaded the aterm extension?

Was the old config in your backup?

aterm is loaded.  old config is not backed up.  I just changed the line
# Mod1+Enter starts a new terminal
bind Mod1+36 exec /usr/bin/urxvt

to # Mod1+Enter starts a new terminal
bind Mod1+36 exec aterm

saved and reboot, A-enter does not work to launch aterm.

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Re: anyone successfully running tiling window manager in 32bit ?
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2022, 09:37:00 PM »
These are the only two lines including "term" in the default i3 config:
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grep term /usr/local/share/i3/files/config
# start a terminal
bindsym Mod1+Return exec i3-sensible-terminal

..which starts aterm when <special + enter> are pressed.

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Re: anyone successfully running tiling window manager in 32bit ?
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2022, 12:24:21 AM »
Note that i3 was recompiled and re-posted as incorrect flags had been used - i3status also added.

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Re: anyone successfully running tiling window manager in 32bit ?
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2022, 04:39:40 AM »
I am not very computer literate..., would like to try bspwm in TC, but not sure I can compile....,is there a step bv step for dummies??

see: https://web.archive.org/web/20200208152109/http://wiki.tinycorelinux.net/wiki:creating_extensions

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Re: anyone successfully running tiling window manager in 32bit ?
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2022, 01:51:21 AM »
window managers and desktop environments

didn't want to start a new thread and this existing thread has some good starting points for homebrewers...so...

this is a few years old but still good(and fairly brief):

https://opensource.com/article/20/5/linux-desktops
The fluctuation theorem has long been known for a sudden switch of the Hamiltonian of a classical system Z54 . For a quantum system with a Hamiltonian changing from... https://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php/topic,25972.msg166580.html#msg166580