LM14 Xfce running Cinnamon?

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LM14 Xfce running Cinnamon?

Postby CorkVDH on Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:59 pm

(Don't know if this should be in the "newbie" forum or here...)

I first installed "Nadia" with Cinnamon on my HP Mini 311 netbook (my first modern experience with Linux); loved it, but it was slower than I would like. Tried Bodhi Linux but Enlightenment was a complete turn-off. So I installed LM14 Xfce - and thought I was done. Until I tried to print - 4 minutes to print a page. And of course I can't get network shares to stay persistent in Thunar. Frustrated, I tried "apt install nemo" and now I can boot into Cinnamon or Xfce; in Cinnamon I can print and see the network immediately, but even the 2D version is slow. In Thunar, well, it's still crippled.

So what do I really have now? Is LM14 Xfce running Cinnamon the same thing as just installing LM14 Cinnamon? Or are there other differences in the core system?

I'm also thinking of loading LXDE to see whether it combines the responsiveness of Xfce with the usefulness of Cinnamon. Are there other DE's I should try?

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Re: LM14 Xfce running Cinnamon?

Postby jungle_boy on Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:41 pm

CorkVDH wrote:So what do I really have now? Is LM14 Xfce running Cinnamon the same thing as just installing LM14 Cinnamon? Or are there other differences in the core system?

I'm also thinking of loading LXDE to see whether it combines the responsiveness of Xfce with the usefulness of Cinnamon. Are there other DE's I should try?

Thanks,
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You have a cinnamon running with some xfce libraries, settings, etc. Install pure cinnamon is better.

From heavier to lighter DE: KDE; cinnamon, xfce, lxde.

The less configurable to more configurable: lxde; xfce; cinnamon; KDE
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Re: LM14 Xfce running Cinnamon?

Postby jimwg on Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:59 pm

jungle_boy wrote:
You have a cinnamon running with some xfce libraries, settings, etc. Install pure cinnamon is better.

From heavier to lighter DE: KDE; cinnamon, xfce, lxde.

The less configurable to more configurable: lxde; xfce; cinnamon; KDE


Great informative answer! Just to see I installed Cinnamon 14 alone then with XFCE on my flash drive and noticed the difference. Is there anyway to restrict Cinnamon to only using its own libraries or must one totally flush out XFCE (and how) to get the horsepower back? Also, where does MATE rate on your scale?

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Re: LM14 Xfce running Cinnamon?

Postby frsu on Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:02 pm

Try Mate and you will see. It is complete and fast.
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Re: LM14 Xfce running Cinnamon?

Postby jimwg on Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:13 pm

frsu wrote:Try Mate and you will see. It is complete and fast.


Thanks! Again, I'm just experimenting; once my above question is solved to see if such can be done, I'd like to move on replacing Cinnamon with MATE then, but can I do this via Synapse upgrade or have to re-install it on my flash drive which is a royal pain to do! Thanks!

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Re: LM14 Xfce running Cinnamon?

Postby jungle_boy on Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:59 pm

Excuse-me jimwg;

I forgot MATE;

From heavier to lighter DE: KDE; cinnamon, MATE, xfce, lxde.

The less configurable to more configurable: lxde; xfce; cinnamon; KDE, MATE

MATE is more stable and easier to configure. For production is my favorite.

Just an observation: bluetooth dongles works fine in KDE, I can send and receive a file PC/cell-phone, in xfce, mate and cinnamon, I only can receive a file in my cell-phone, send to PC, never.
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