Packages made for Ubuntu by vedran (vljubovic at smartnet dot
Here is a nicely organized list of packages I've made. If you wish to
go directly to directory listing, it's right here.
(might be a bit confusing because it contains all the development files.
Equinox Desktop Environment (EDE)
Equinox is a fast, lightweight desktop environment built around fltk. Note that it isn't just a window manager like IceWM, but much much more.
Packages needed to install EDE on your Ubuntu/Debian box:
NOTE: This package used to be called "ede", but it caused a conflict
with another package (Emacs Development Environment). Please do not use
that package. If you already installed it: uninstall (dpkg -r) then
install equinox package (dpkg -i).
IceWM for UbuntuLite
This package will install everything needed for lightweight IceWM desktop (be
sure to use apt):
Qingy Is Not GettY - it's a login manager that doesn't require X, which means that it starts much faster, but you have to wait for X after logging in - or you can just login to console :) Ideal for underpowered computers.
Instructions to use qingy on Ubuntu (Hoary, UbuntuLite):
- Install above package and all dependencies.
- Make sure your system starts with framebuffer enabled! On Ubuntu this is usually done by editing /boot/grub/menu.lst, finding your default boot option and appending vga=791, so after editing the appropriate line might look like this:
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.10-5-386 root=/dev/sda8 ro quiet splash vga=791
791 means 1024x768 with 65536 colors, for a complete list you can look at Linux Framebuffer howto (don't ask me why his numbers are different...)
- Edit file /etc/inittab, you will find lines such as these:
1:2345:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty1
I usually set only the first console to start qingy while others are regular getty, because I'm not 100% confident in this program yet ;) To do this, edit the first of the above lines, replacing /sbin/getty with /usr/sbin/qingy (note the /usr!) and removing the speed parameter, so it looks like this:
2:23:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty2
3:23:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty3
- Remove display manager from startup sequence. You can just disable the wdm (kdm, gdm) service from all runlevels by using a command such as this:
update-rc.d -f wdm remove
To get it back later is simple, just type:
update-rc.d wdm defaults 99
- Reboot computer :) (ok, technically reboot is not neccessary if you don't want to mess your uptime, but I've had problems starting it manually without a reboot)
Modified GDM package that contains only gdmlogin. This is much faster, usable on old computers, and has almost no GNOME dependancies:
Some third-party packages that I find interesting: