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Re: Cinnamon on OpenRC
« Reply #16 on: 05. April 2016, 12:39:30 »
It should be as you say, but in reality, I tried it and it fails.

I managed to install from an openrc-xfce the mate desktop & cinnamon desktop, with the same look as the corresponding flavor (systemd based).
(I can provide the list of packages + changes in conf files)

The results:
- cinnamon is vey unstable (the display resets randomly & you go back to login sceen)
- mate is better, but it crashes regularly
- the worst: power settings are not functional, you always loose your session when you get back from suspend.

I know it should be possible to fix this, I tried your suggestion https://forum.manjaro.org/index.php?topic=23888.0, but cannot spend so much time with it, I need to work too with my laptop ;-(






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Re: Cinnamon on OpenRC
« Reply #17 on: 05. April 2016, 13:01:30 »
Aaditya releases from time to time xfce-openrc.
He also released NET OpenRC 15.12 which would be the way to go if you want to install a clean Cinnamon or some other DEs not offered as an ISO. It is not outdated if you don't have too new hardware which requires a newer kernel series than 4.1
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Re: Cinnamon on OpenRC
« Reply #19 on: 05. April 2016, 13:30:07 »
He also released NET OpenRC 15.12 which would be the way to go if you want to install a clean Cinnamon or some other DEs not offered as an ISO. It is not outdated if you don't have too new hardware which requires a newer kernel series than 4.1

I can't really see how it could be different, since they both should use the same source repos.  :o :(

Anyway, I am looking for the most stable DE on top of OpenRC.
It could be XFCE, but frankly I love the clean look of cinnamon, and their attention to details (XFCE has a lot a annoying things when you use it on a daily basis).  Cinnamon is the best choice when you come from a Windows env.
I found mate a bit too "old school", I may be wrong, especially compared to the bloated KDE.

I will give it a try anyway, and install the themes from Manjaro cinnamon.





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Re: Cinnamon on OpenRC
« Reply #20 on: 05. April 2016, 13:35:53 »
By clean I mean that no Xfce apps are showing in Cinnamon menu and vice versa. Otherwise you are right. It's perfectly ok, what you did. I thing you will manage it well! :)
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Re: Cinnamon on OpenRC
« Reply #21 on: 09. May 2016, 17:26:59 »
Update:

I finally dropped Cinnamon.

I now am a happy user of MATE. Stable & fast.