[ubuntu-studio-devel] antiX Linux, great piece of software to construct other UbuntuStudio

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Wed Jul 27 00:19:59 UTC 2016

On Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:31:22 -0500, WMID wrote:
>Hi to all.
>I remember that some one give the idea for use jwm and like x windows
>managers to construct a UbuntuStudio release. I
>I said I did not like the idea that connect to external monitors was
>difficult, and that this is automatic in UbuntuStudio, easy to
>configure. In addition I could not set my external monitor
>VA1931wa-LED ViewSonic to 75Hz to avoid eye strain, but now I found a
>solution with this script:
>#! /bin/bash
># Este es el script que yo utilizo para ponerle 75Hz a mi monitor
>externo y al mismo
># Adaptado de "Using xrandr and gtf to add a new mode to your X
>configuration at runtime" http://www.arunviswanathan.com/node/53
># Este script funciona primero apagando el monitor de mi laptop y luego
>poniendo el nuevo modo al externo y los 75Hz
>xrandr --output LVDS1 --off
>xrandr --newmode "1280x768_75.00"  102.98  1280 1360 1496 1712  768
>769 772 802  -HSync +Vsync
>xrandr --addmode VGA1 1280x768_75.00
>xrandr --output VGA1 --mode 1280x768_75.00
>feh --bg-scale /home/wachin/.icewm/wallpaper/Jesus-inside.jpg &
># Para ponerle un wallpaper al escritorio de icewm después que he
>puesto los 75Hz.
>With this script first:
>1.- turn off laptop monitor
>2.- turn on external monitor
>3.- enable wallpaper (of course in second because this are on)
>Now I working in the config files and make a entry in my linux blog
>icewm Administrador de Ventanas para PC con bajos recursos en Ubuntu
>is only in english, but contain very usefull content.
>Now I install antiX Linux 2016 to learn the
>folder, inside this are more configurations that I need to learn.
>This antiX have others x window manager like jwm, but I think that
>IceWM is the best (this is the default in antiX).
>I think that is possible fo UbuntuStudio Team make other release but
>with IceWM
>Then it would be two download releases that the public would
>1.- UbuntuStudio XFCE based
>2.- UbuntuStudio IceWM based
>But now I have only a several problem. Wine Apps have very bad renderin
>fonts, the appearance is bad, and I use a Windows Software that I can't
>use: e-Sword

I'm using openbox, but used jwm, too. Instead of a script using xrandr,
I prefer an xorg.conf, while just using one monitor and I autostart feh
by the WMs autostart features.
Ubuntu ignores ~/.gtkrc-2.0, ~/.config/gtk-3.0/settings.ini and qt5ct
seems not to be available by official repositories. I don't know how
to set up wine fonts, but already common configs to set up GTK and Qt
fonts doesn't work for Ubuntu. You might need to get through all
dependencies and take care about all font configurations. Debian/Ubuntu
might have add patches, you perhaps need to remove, when building your
own packages. My daily workstation for good reasons is _not_ Ubuntu,
but Arch Linux ;).


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