[linux-audio-user] suggested Window Manager good for audio?

Jan Depner eviltwin69 at cableone.net
Wed Feb 18 17:45:18 EST 2004

I use KDE for non-realtime apps or minor things with Ardour, JAMin,
Audacity.  I use fluxbox when I'm doing multitrack recording.  I just
put exec fluxbox into .Xclients-default in root's home directory, do an
init 3, and then startx.  When I get done with a session I log off and
then do an init 5 to get back to the KDE login.  This gives me the best
of both worlds depending on what I'm running.  Note: I run audio as


On Wed, 2004-02-18 at 16:05, Kent, Gary wrote:
> Hi:	
> 	Hope this isn't off topic for this list.  Would someone be
> willing to suggest a Window Manager that would work well with a Linux
> audio box using the Planet CCRMA images?  I have used the Gnome and KDE
> environments and just have come to feel that they are too bloated for
> what I'm trying to do.  
> 	Does using a Window Manager instead of a full-blown desktop such
> as Gnome mean that I can have more audio processing power since I am
> giving up graphics overhead?  
> 	I am trying out fvwm and it is pretty sparse, but was wondering
> what others might suggest as best for audio?
> Many thanks, 
> gk

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