lightening xubuntu

Ronnie Whisler mrwislr at gmail.com
Sat Dec 16 17:52:38 UTC 2006


Exaile! looks nice but holy dependencies......



On Sat, 16 Dec 2006 12:46:06 -0500
Matt Price <matt.price at utoronto.ca> wrote:

> 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
> > 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.
> > 
> > -Josh
> > 
> > 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.
> >         >
> 
> will do
> >         > Hope that helps,
> >         >
> 
> thanks!
> matt
> 
> 


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