matt.price at utoronto.ca
Sat Dec 16 17:46:06 UTC 2006
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
> google.com/linux found it for me.) Exaile! is a GTK application
> similar to AmaroK. It's lightweight in RAM and required libraries. Try
> it out.
> On 12/16/06, Ronnie Whisler <mrwislr at gmail.com> 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 gmail.com> 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.
> > Hope that helps,
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