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XFCE Proformance?

Postby lancern on Tue Mar 18, 2008 5:18 am

Hello..
I have been using Mint 4.0 KDE for about a week now and am very happy with it..
I use an older PC 1.8 ghz 512 ram nvidia fx card..Have always read that XFC distros
runs better on older systems..
I installed DreamLinux 3.0 RC3 last night and found that it was much slower than Mint KDE..
I like to always have an mp3 playing while im multi tasking and on DreamLinux the music was actually
stoping and studering when opening other programs..That has never happen on any other OS
I have used..Im not a fan of fusion so it was disabled during that time..

So dloading this Mint version now to try out..if its not faster im going back to Mint KDE for good :P

And I would just like to thank you guys for all the excellent work you all do.
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Re: XFCE Proformance?

Postby lancern on Wed Mar 19, 2008 1:49 am

Well been using this all day and it is faster on my PC than DreamLinux and Mint KDE..
Love the default theme after install..I hate the gnome look on Xubuntu but this theme looks great..
Also like how you set everything up..had no problem finding anything..all the programs you install
are great..I only had to install Kget and Opera..
Flash was working fine in Opera until installed all the updates..now flash is not working in Opera :P
So far thats the only prob I had..dont know why you call this beta it works great :D

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Re: XFCE Proformance?

Postby joutlan on Sat Mar 22, 2008 11:36 pm

yep, XFCE should be faster....I'm a gnome guy who went KDE with KDE CE's release....all roads lead back to Mint....:D
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Re: XFCE Proformance?

Postby kenetics on Fri Mar 28, 2008 4:12 pm

I decided to install the XFCE beta a couple of days ago and found it to be fairly fast on my computer (P4 1.6, 512 mb, Nvidia 6200LE). No problems so far, even with firefox. I'm really starting to like this one!

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I decided to go for a blue theme.
Anyone know if it is possible to make the task bar transparent?

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Re: XFCE Proformance?

Postby lancern on Sat Mar 29, 2008 9:45 am

kenetics wrote:Anyone know if it is possible to make the task bar transparent?


Not that I know of..its somewhat transparent when compiz is enabled but nothing like KDE's
translucent task bar..
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Re: XFCE Proformance?

Postby joutlan on Sat Mar 29, 2008 1:44 pm

I know you can make the taskbar as transparent as you want in Xfce....not in it now, but right click properties or configure.....?
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Re: XFCE Proformance?

Postby kenetics on Sat Mar 29, 2008 4:06 pm

theZoid wrote:I know you can make the taskbar as transparent as you want in Xfce....not in it now, but right click properties or configure.....?

There's no provision for transparency there. I've read where Xfce users have installed the Gnome bar though. Anyway, it's just a minor thing. Merlwiz has done such an excellent job that I can't find anything else to complain about!
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Re: XFCE Proformance?

Postby joutlan on Sat Mar 29, 2008 11:09 pm

I'm in Zenwalk Xfce now....I just now right clicked the panel, selected customize panel, and panel manager has a slider to make it anywhere from opaque to 100% transparent....same in Mint Xfce?
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Re: XFCE Proformance?

Postby lancern on Sun Mar 30, 2008 9:18 am

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nope not on mint 4 Xfce..but maybe theres some other way you could do it..maybe with certain software..
not sure..
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Re: XFCE Proformance?

Postby joutlan on Sun Mar 30, 2008 3:38 pm

I have a transparency slider in that box! Not to be jealous though.....if you make it transparent, the damned panel icons become transparent too! so what's the point? LOL Zenwalk 5.0 is pretty awesome btw....I am very surprised, supports BT easily and intel 4965 OTB. Nvidia, all....
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Re: XFCE Proformance?

Postby merlwiz79 on Sun Mar 30, 2008 6:19 pm

lancern wrote:Image

nope not on mint 4 Xfce..but maybe theres some other way you could do it..maybe with certain software..
not sure..

You need to enable Composite.
Make a backup of xorg.conf.
Then add this to the bottom.
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Section "Extensions"
    Option         "Composite" "Enable"
EndSection

save and Ctrl+Alt+backspase
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Re: XFCE Proformance?

Postby kenetics on Tue Apr 01, 2008 11:12 am

Thanks Merlwiz.
I love this version of Mint!
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Re: XFCE Proformance?

Postby mattf on Thu Jun 25, 2009 3:26 am

kenetics wrote:
theZoid wrote:I know you can make the taskbar as transparent as you want in Xfce....not in it now, but right click properties or configure.....?

There's no provision for transparency there. I've read where Xfce users have installed the Gnome bar though. Anyway, it's just a minor thing. Merlwiz has done such an excellent job that I can't find anything else to complain about!


I think that in order to replace the Xfpanel with the Gnome panel you would have to install all of Gnome because of dependencies. If you want a good, dependency-free transparent panel, try LXPanel. It is from the LXDE desktop, and like the Gnome panel, it can become transparent while leaving the icons opaque.

Type
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sudo apt-get install lxpanel


Then type
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pkill xfce4-panel


Now you should have no panel. Press ALT+F2 to open the Run Program dialog and simply type 'lxpanel'.
The lxpanel should pop up, then you just have to right-click on it and go into panel settings to set transparency. Mint should remember the session, and it should be as you left it every time you log in.
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Re: XFCE Proformance?

Postby atonz on Wed Jul 08, 2009 7:25 pm

Looking forward to compare the latest XFCE CE with what I've been running on my old 1.6GHZ 512MB RAM P4 for the past few months. I also plan on experimenting with LXDE in combination with Mint XFCE. If the new mint can offer a bit more speed and close to the same features in terms of applications I'm sure it will improve my family's use of the old desktop.

The XFCE CE has been sufficient for family use of Firefox and Thunderbird, however a little more efficieny is always welcome.
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