lightening xubuntu

Matt Price matt.price at
Sat Dec 16 17:46:06 UTC 2006

Hey folks,

On Sat, 2006-16-12 at 10:37 -0700, Joshua Gardner wrote:
> There's also Exaile!, which isn't in the repositories but there are
> Ubuntu .deb packages available on there website. (I don't have a link
> right now. If I did I would give it to you. A couple seconds on
> found it for me.) Exaile! is a GTK application
> similar to AmaroK. It's lightweight in RAM and required libraries. Try
> it out.
> -Josh
> On 12/16/06, Ronnie Whisler <mrwislr at> wrote:
>         Use gmusicbrowser for you audio library playback program...
>         its very
>         like and handles large libraries easily and very fast..
>         On Sat, 16 Dec 2006 12:58:29 -0400
>         "Cody Somerville" <cody.somerville at> wrote:
>         > A few tips/ideas for improving performance:
>         >
>         >    1. You might want to look for an alternative to Amarok as
>         it is
>         > very heavy and requires kde libs. 

this is definitely the main concern for my plan -- I agree it's very
heavy.  however I haven't found anything else that's as user-friendly.
two concerns here:

1 -- I need to make this absolutely foolproof or my family will just get
annoyed with me for futzing with a coputer.  myhtv has worked great
here; edubuntu on the other hand just languishes.  I want to be sure
spouse & kids can use this in a very intuitive way.
2 -- I am also buying an ipod (hence option 5 below doesn't work so well
for me!).  It's important to me that the ipod also works
unproblematically.  anyway I haven't got the ipod yet so I will
experiment with exaile as soon as it gets here.  will also check out
gmusicbrowser-- that's one I hadn't heard of

>         >    2. If you aren't going to be using the desktop (ie. icons
>         on the
>         >    desktop), you could disable xfdesktop.
>         >    3. Try changing your theme to a more light-load theme (if
>         > applicable). 4. If you have kde and gnome services enabled
>         at boot 
>         > time, it will add a lot of wait time.
>         >    5. Get a faster computer?
>         >    6. I found 6.06 (Dapper) a bit faster then 6.10 (Edgy)
>         but I can't
>         > say for sure.

just went through a fair amount of hassle installing edgy, think I'll
stay with that for now.  
>         >    7. Ensure the xfce4 compositor is disabled (most likely
>         is if you 
>         >    didn't enable it)
>         >    8. Remove any unnecessary  panels or panel
>         >    plugins/launchers/objects/etc.
>         >

will do
>         > Hope that helps,
>         >


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