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Re: Manjaro Budgie 2015.11 Bellatrix Stable release is out
« Reply #45 on: 04. November 2015, 20:22:44 »
Well just installed budgie 32 bit for the fourth time on that old 1.7 ghz dual core laptop and guess what, the screen freezing is gone. Does it have something to do with the last Manjaro update?...And it consumes less ram. about 350 mb. I'm pleased with it...Thanks guys, keep up with the good work on Manjaro   :)   :)   :)

If you stop services such as pamac & mhwd updaters, you can whittle it downwards. Without Plank & Variety running on this 64-bit install <230 MB free -m is achievable.  That's if you run into any problems. GNOME per se is not particularly light on resources. Even pared to the max, and <250 MB on 64-bit GNOME is hard. With Budgie, it's pro quo assuming 'normal' OS-only related services running.

As I'm normally a GNOME user and run GNOME applications for the most part, I really appreciate the ability to run apps such as Weather, Maps, and Lollypop in Budgie. That is not always easily possible in other 'light' DEs such as Xfce without extensive GNOME/Gtk3 libraries. All that stuff really bifurcates my desktop (and causes problems) so I normally don't do so in Xfce. A large part of Budgie's appeal to me is to have an Xfce-like desktop but run heavyweight apps such as GNOME's and still have it function well AND look nice without having two DEs installed and the attendant problems that can bring. And I can add 'bells & whistles' to my heart's content but still keep a 'light' feel. :D

When a person examines the history of GNOME and the forking of Cinnamon and MATE from GNOME by Linux Mint, you can see that there was (and is, IMHO) a high demand for a GNOME without the Shell. To me--and I dunno who else--Cinnamon & MATE are close, but not quite it. Cinnamon is Gtk3, but still is/was/feels glitchy to me (Cinnamon, not Ringo :D). MATE is rock-solid but its Gtk3 is still a separate experimental branch. Xfce is a rock-solid, lightweight DE and its plugins make it what it is but it lacks full Gtk3 compatibility (at this time). Budgie is not all there yet, but it's good enough for my simple uses. A few more panel plugins and it will be as complete as Xfce, (borrowing from GNOME, of course).

So--final analysis then I shut up. :D  Budgie gives me the lightness & customization ability of Xfce, the robustness and applications of GNOME, the solidarity of one DE, and it's cool.  :P

And I was getting really bored. Thanks to Stefano (and oberon's Deepin) and Ikey Doherty's Solus, that is no longer boolean. I gotta few old-age related physical problems (it's normal) so farting-around with Linux is about all I can do.  :D :D :D

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Re: Manjaro Budgie 2015.11 Bellatrix Stable release is out
« Reply #46 on: 05. November 2015, 10:39:13 »
  @ c00ter
 Thanks c00ter for your extensive reaction and insights on the gnome and budgie desktop, it's appreciated and I agree.
Just removed plank from budgie and it reduces ram usage with 45 mb. See what else I can do to make budgie more perfect with less ram usage.
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Re: Manjaro Budgie 2015.11 Bellatrix Stable release is out
« Reply #47 on: 05. November 2015, 16:49:55 »
  @ c00ter
 Thanks c00ter for your extensive reaction and insights on the gnome and budgie desktop, it's appreciated and I agree.
Just removed plank from budgie and it reduces ram usage with 45 mb. See what else I can do to make budgie more perfect with less ram usage.

Look in /home/username/.config/autostart and it will give you an idea what services are started/stopped. "ps_mem" will also help you narrow them. Nomilly, a Manjaro install will run a pamac/octopi updater and the MJRO hardware/kernel/whatever utility. They can both be stopped...
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Re: Manjaro Budgie 2015.11 Bellatrix Stable release is out
« Reply #48 on: 06. November 2015, 02:28:17 »
^ C00ter, whats all this about in your details "®"  ;D  Are you running a business or just patent trolling  :P ;D ;D

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Re: Manjaro Budgie 2015.11 Bellatrix Stable release is out
« Reply #49 on: 06. November 2015, 05:56:02 »
^ C00ter, whats all this about in your details "®"  ;D  Are you running a business or just patent trolling  :P ;D ;D

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Re: Manjaro Budgie 2015.11 Bellatrix Stable release is out
« Reply #50 on: 10. November 2015, 23:11:38 »
^ hehe, the little cat is brilliant!
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Re: Manjaro Budgie 2015.11 Bellatrix Stable release is out
« Reply #51 on: 14. November 2015, 14:11:40 »
I'd installed Budgie 2 times with 2 different iso files but got the same problems as follows:
-calamares problem:calamares stops at the end of the installation with bootloader error  phyton line...etc.
-I'd choosen auto-login(thus) but it never worked,after restarting it was never be changed from settings manager.
-I couldn't add conky to starting programs,then I copied the only one starter plank and changed the includings
-I installed google-chrome from pamac but it was nevershown on the menu untill restarting

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Re: Manjaro Budgie 2015.11 Bellatrix Stable release is out
« Reply #52 on: 14. November 2015, 22:32:28 »
Hi ihtiyar ,

- this iso build when the python library was in update probably
- no idea :(
- you can add easy program in autostart with gnome tweake tools
- i think budgie bug .. now team solus work hard for new budgie-next version ..
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Re: Manjaro Budgie 2015.11 Bellatrix Stable release is out
« Reply #53 on: 15. November 2015, 05:01:39 »
I'd installed Budgie 2 times with 2 different iso files but got the same problems as follows:
-calamares problem:calamares stops at the end of the installation with bootloader error  phyton line...etc.
-I'd choosen auto-login(thus) but it never worked,after restarting it was never be changed from settings manager.
-I couldn't add conky to starting programs,then I copied the only one starter plank and changed the includings
-I installed google-chrome from pamac but it was nevershown on the menu untill restarting

The best advice I can give is that Budgie is under heavy development at this time. A lot of things will be new to users that are new to Budgie. A lot of things--being as it is under development--you may have to figure out for yourselves. Some rather rudimentary things that you might expect in similar-looking DEs either do not yet exist or you, the user, will need to modify a configuration file in order to accomplish.

Making friend's with dconf-editor is required. Budgie is new. As far as GNOME-forks go, Budgie is at the cocktail-fork stage. ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Manjaro Budgie 2015.11 Bellatrix Stable release is out
« Reply #54 on: 16. November 2015, 14:29:54 »
I've been using your flavour since yesterday. I really like it. It's lightweight and fast. Although I can't seem to be able to change the background picture in the logging screen.

Thanks and keep up the good work!!

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Re: Manjaro Budgie 2015.11 Bellatrix Stable release is out
« Reply #55 on: 16. November 2015, 16:19:42 »
I've been using your flavour since yesterday. I really like it. It's lightweight and fast. Although I can't seem to be able to change the background picture in the logging screen.

Thanks and keep up the good work!!

Install lightdm-gtk-greeter-settings.

@Ste74: there is a new lxsession available in AUR that looks sharp & is made for Gtk3. Package name is "lxsession-gtk3." I use it in my Arch+Budgie install; it works well.

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Re: Manjaro Budgie 2015.11 Bellatrix Stable release is out
« Reply #56 on: 16. November 2015, 22:05:02 »
Hi guys  ;D  lightdm-gtk-greeter-settings is just installed .. lxsession ? I never used it ... i see image in a google search  :)
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Re: Manjaro Budgie 2015.11 Bellatrix Stable release is out
« Reply #57 on: 17. November 2015, 15:13:30 »
Hi all

This version of Manjaro-budgie works fine. Bravo.

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Re: Manjaro Budgie 2015.11 Bellatrix Stable release is out
« Reply #58 on: 17. November 2015, 19:42:52 »
Thank you ewolnux ..

Waiting budgie-next ...  ;)
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Re: Manjaro Budgie 2015.11 Bellatrix Stable release is out
« Reply #59 on: 17. November 2015, 20:59:26 »
Hi guys  ;D  lightdm-gtk-greeter-settings is just installed .. lxsession ? I never used it ... i see image in a google search  :)

I meant xsession-gtk3 would be a nice (and nice looking) gtk3-based replacement for your lxsession 1:0.5.2-1.1 from manjaro-budgie-2015.11-x86_64-pkgs.txt. Probably doesn't matter now due to Ikey's in-progress total re-write. :D

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