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Does Arch have any E17(Enlightenment)? It's always one to consider if you got the option. Though how "bare" are you intending to go with window/desktop management? Maybe you should just go without a DE if you don't want "fancy/eye candy"? Can't imagine why anyone would consider KDE under the base/most minimal install "bloated" unless you were expecting such a "full" DE to have a memory foot print as small as just a WM run desktop.
     
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Does Arch have any E17(Enlightenment)? It's always one to consider if you got the option. Though how "bare" are you intending to go with window/desktop management? Maybe you should just go without a DE if you don't want "fancy/eye candy"? Can't imagine why anyone would consider KDE under the base/most minimal install "bloated" unless you were expecting such a "full" DE to have a memory foot print as small as just a WM run desktop.

Yeah it has E17 of course tongue.gif

If he's feeling really adventurous... he could always try a tiling/dynamic window manager like I use thumb.gif
http://cdn.overclock.net/3/38/387ed5c5_ocn-screen.png
http://cdn.overclock.net/7/7f/7fd19544_tile.png

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Window_Manager#Tiling_window_managers

Keeps things rather simple like it sounds he wants.
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Yeah it has E17 of course tongue.gif
If he's feeling really adventurous... he could always try a tiling/dynamic window manager like I use thumb.gif
http://cdn.overclock.net/3/38/387ed5c5_ocn-screen.png
http://cdn.overclock.net/7/7f/7fd19544_tile.png
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Window_Manager#Tiling_window_managers
Keeps things rather simple like it sounds he wants.

What are those?
I'm so lazy...Arch seems like even more effort than Slackware was.
     
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What are those?
I'm so lazy...Arch seems like even more effort than Slackware was.

doh.gif Not sure how you've come to that conclusion tongue.gif
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doh.gif Not sure how you've come to that conclusion tongue.gif

Because Arch...needs an internet connection to actually setup things? redface.gif And getting the net to work was beyond me the first time I tried it two years ago.

Still I might give it a try this summer though just might use the preconfigured distro based on it to start things of. Can't help it...I'm pretty lazy.

That and Slackware seemed more like windows with slightly complicated program installs.

Anyway...so OP did you get the dual screen thing fixed? I'm kind of interested in how it works out.
     
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Reading all the complaints again, I'll have to agree with Plan9, it really sounds like KDE isn't what you want.
Mate ( Gnome 2 Fork for those that don't like Gnome 3 changes )
XFCE ( Really close to Gnome 2 in terms of looks/usage )
LXDE
Would probably be some good ones to try.

Honourable mention to XFCE, also, which is fairly lightweight.
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I am looking for a DM/panel like what's in Gnome2, but with a different, lighter tiling tabbed windows manager. awesome manager looks cool, ion3 looks cool. Anyone try notion?
And E17? Whatever that is. Can I layer that on top?

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I am looking for a DM/panel like what's in Gnome2, but with a different, lighter tiling tabbed windows manager. awesome manager looks cool, ion3 looks cool. Anyone try notion?
And E17? Whatever that is. Can I layer that on top?
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You can use XMonad ( a tiling Window Manager ) under Gnome 2 / Mate and possibly Gnome 3 Panel...

Such as;
xmonad.png

Other than that you'll have a pain getting any other panel to work decently under a tiling window manager, since they're mostly made to be stand alone and include their own toolbar/panel in most cases. Awesome is a good one, and I used to use it a lot, but I much prefer XMonad/XMobar or even DWM ( whats in my screenshot in my previous post ) over it.
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You can use XMonad ( a tiling Window Manager ) under Gnome 2 / Mate and possibly Gnome 3 Panel...
Other than that you'll have a pain getting any other panel to work decently under a tiling window manager, since they're mostly made to be stand alone and include their own toolbar/panel in most cases. Awesome is a good one, and I used to use it a lot, but I much prefer XMonad/XMobar or even DWM ( whats in my screenshot in my previous post ) over it.
Yeah, I've heard about XMonad. Seems to be pretty popular and looks good. What's XMobar?
And, yeah, I really dislike Gnome 3. Is Mate the same thing as Gnome 2..or what's different?
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Yeah, I've heard about XMonad. Seems to be pretty popular and looks good. What's XMobar?
And, yeah, I really dislike Gnome 3. Is Mate the same thing as Gnome 2..or what's different?
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XMobar is XMonads default status/tool bar, but isn't needed if one isn't wanted. Mate is a fork of Gnome 2 that was made because no one liked Gnome 3 at the time. So it is essentially the Gnome 2 everyone remembers. They've just changed the names of most of the programs to avoid conflict with Gnome 3 installations as well.
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