Lumina Desktop installed and working

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  • #13838
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    BobC

    I downloaded and installed antiX-17.2_x64-full.iso, then added the dev repo.

    When I did the apt-get update I did get warnings, but assume that was ok

    I then installed the lumina-desktop, which went ok.

    I tried changing to it and that works, but you don’t know it because an “Other Desktops” window opens saying “your window manager is not one of the supported window managers” and if you pick one, it doesn’t open the lumina desktop. Cancel gets you to the desktop.

    I do like that it put up icons for the volumes, but the color of the text used under the icons is almost the same as the background, and the font is too large for the icon spacing. I also had the same problem with the tray volume icom and time.

    Firefox and Spacefm work, but I can’t see how to resize windows. I can move or make them full screen or minimize, but can’t use the mouse to resize them.

    The terminal option on the menu wants to open xterm it looks, but if you use the applications menu, root terminal goes nowhere, too. Lxterminal did work.

    The start menu looks like it was intended to shop applications, but its empty.

    Memory usage is significant, partly because its trying to run wicd which I had booted the flashdrive with NOWICD, but forgot to check the use boot options when installing, possibly. I see an icon in the tray that says “not connected” as I type this.

    I like my IceWM better, but will leave Lumina installed in case you want me to try any other tests with it, and appreciate your willingness and time/effort making other environments available. I may try some of the others available from the package installer.

    $ su
    Password: 
    root@HPdv9917:/home/bobc# ps_mem.py
     Private  +   Shared  =  RAM used	Program
    
    140.0 KiB +  41.0 KiB = 181.0 KiB	ifplugd
    164.0 KiB +  55.5 KiB = 219.5 KiB	gnome-pty-helper
    224.0 KiB +  33.0 KiB = 257.0 KiB	gpm
    268.0 KiB +  58.0 KiB = 326.0 KiB	init
    296.0 KiB +  39.5 KiB = 335.5 KiB	acpid
    336.0 KiB +  41.5 KiB = 377.5 KiB	wpa_cli
    332.0 KiB +  70.5 KiB = 402.5 KiB	irqbalance
    336.0 KiB + 101.5 KiB = 437.5 KiB	cron
    360.0 KiB +  99.5 KiB = 459.5 KiB	dbus-launch
    500.0 KiB +  51.5 KiB = 551.5 KiB	rpc.idmapd
    444.0 KiB + 157.0 KiB = 601.0 KiB	rpcbind
    392.0 KiB + 238.0 KiB = 630.0 KiB	udevil
    352.0 KiB + 575.0 KiB = 927.0 KiB	avahi-daemon (2)
    680.0 KiB + 313.0 KiB = 993.0 KiB	devmon
    740.0 KiB + 312.5 KiB =   1.0 MiB	gconfd-2
    876.0 KiB + 207.5 KiB =   1.1 MiB	rpc.statd
      1.0 MiB + 164.5 KiB =   1.2 MiB	sshd
    900.0 KiB + 327.0 KiB =   1.2 MiB	desktop-session
    904.0 KiB + 518.0 KiB =   1.4 MiB	getty (6)
      1.5 MiB +  65.5 KiB =   1.5 MiB	udevd
      1.2 MiB + 364.0 KiB =   1.6 MiB	xscreensaver
      1.5 MiB +  79.0 KiB =   1.6 MiB	rsyslogd
      1.0 MiB + 666.0 KiB =   1.7 MiB	polkitd
      1.2 MiB + 615.0 KiB =   1.8 MiB	dbus-daemon (3)
      1.2 MiB + 950.0 KiB =   2.1 MiB	su
      2.1 MiB + 442.0 KiB =   2.6 MiB	wpa_supplicant
      1.7 MiB +   1.1 MiB =   2.7 MiB	cupsd
      2.2 MiB + 705.0 KiB =   2.9 MiB	dhclient (2)
      3.2 MiB +  26.0 KiB =   3.3 MiB	haveged
      2.9 MiB + 503.0 KiB =   3.4 MiB	at-spi2-registryd
      2.9 MiB + 669.5 KiB =   3.6 MiB	at-spi-bus-launcher
      3.6 MiB + 545.5 KiB =   4.1 MiB	console-kit-daemon
      3.4 MiB + 823.0 KiB =   4.2 MiB	bash (2)
      1.6 MiB +   2.9 MiB =   4.5 MiB	lumina-open
      4.0 MiB + 939.0 KiB =   4.9 MiB	fluxbox
      4.1 MiB +   1.0 MiB =   5.1 MiB	conky
      2.4 MiB +   3.2 MiB =   5.7 MiB	volumeicon
      2.4 MiB +   4.9 MiB =   7.3 MiB	start-lumina-desktop
      7.0 MiB + 981.0 KiB =   7.9 MiB	pulseaudio
      4.8 MiB +   3.4 MiB =   8.1 MiB	lxterminal
     12.9 MiB +   1.6 MiB =  14.5 MiB	slim
     18.1 MiB +   5.2 MiB =  23.4 MiB	wicd-client
     23.3 MiB +   2.3 MiB =  25.6 MiB	applet.py
     17.2 MiB +  13.5 MiB =  30.7 MiB	Xorg
     64.6 MiB +  19.2 MiB =  83.8 MiB	lumina-desktop
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                            270.7 MiB
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    • This topic was modified 1 week, 2 days ago by BobC.
    #13842
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    skidoo

    BobC, “Alt+ Right_Mouse and drag” successfully resizes application windows?

    Lumina Project has a great Handbook, chock full of screenshots. Within the desktop menu, is the “Applications” submenu successfully populated, or blank?
    (If blank, the necessary “plugin” might be missing from the package)
    https://lumina-desktop.org/handbook/luminaplugins.html#menu-applications

    #13845
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    caprea
    caprea

    Did you try to shutdown from lumina ? It’s some month ago I tried it, just liked the name. Can’t remember exactly, but I sure know I stumbled about some things, one was it coudn’t shutdown.Gave it up very quickly, maybe too early.

    #13847
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    BobC

    Skidoo, I admit that I didn’t go look at the Docs. I did find a right click pull down menu with window options, but resizing wasn’t one of the options.

    Caprea, Yes, there is a “Leave” option, but only takes you back to the Desktop Selection screen. Adding the antiX Desktop/Session Exit menu as an option from there would be a possible nice way to solve it so that when you are signing on, you would have the normal shutdown options available.

    Another more minor missing item, there is no place on the Lumina menu that I could find to turn on/off rox pinboard/conky or switch desktops.

    Midnight Commander didn’t come up, saying it couldn’t find xterm, that is probably why Terminal didn’t work, either.

    • This reply was modified 1 week, 2 days ago by BobC.
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    skidoo

    unable to open terminal ~~ search the forum, I think that same problem was reported by others. Probably need to figure out (covered in their manual?) where to configure “Preferred applications” in the lumina settings. I don’t know whether their menu attempts to exec “xterm” directly or passes the call through a shell. If the latter, might be solved by adding an alias xterm=”lxterminal” into your .bashrc

    2015 I started tracking the project because they stated they were forking fluxbox https://antixlinux.com/forum-archive/lumina-desktop-t5852.html#p42462
    Most of what I mentioned in review remains the same. Technically, they didn’t “fork” fluxbox, they’ve just used an outdated version of fluxbox as their WM with no improvements to it. They created a feature-limited “theming” GUI as one of the lumina components, a severely feature-limited file manager component and, approaching 2019, IMO still haven’t created an appealing “desktop environment”.

    In case you care to hear one of the project’s principals explain their “vision”
    Ken Moore Lumina Rising Challenging Desktop Orthodoxy at Ohio Linuxfest 2017 (43min) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iOsuYivJqA
    When I listened to portions of that, my impression was: it’s an ego project (something to pad their resumes with) rife with NIH (not invented here), especially evident their choice to ship “our own” file manager instead of forking/improving PCmanFM

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