Monday, May 26, 2008

TinyMe 2008 | Small but Robust



I am PCLinuxOS KDE fan, I like slim and customized installation and desktop.

Openbox is a small and configurable windows manager. TinyMe has adopted this small and fast windows manager.

I have been closely following this nicely crafted distribution since its version 6b. Versiob 2008 was released yesterday and I immediately downloaded and isnatlled it.

TinyMe 2008 offers the solid base of PCLinuxOS with the eye candy and user friendliness of OpenBox specially made for TinyMe, Im Loving it!

Here are some of the tips and tricks to customize your Tinyme 2008 installation . These tips are from my posts/requests at Tinyme Forum.

Compiz-fusion Installation on Tinyme

I tried installing compiz on previous version , it was properly installed but never worked.

Nvidia driver for my geforce Fx 5600 card is running smooth now too.

Can I get a working compiz on Tinyme 2008?

KDulcimer:

Edit ~/.config/openbox/autostart.sh and remove these two lines:

nitrogen --restore &
idesk &
(The lines may differ slightly.)


Rearrange Icons on desktop

Desktop Icons: I like to place various icons on desktop at different spots, in KDE it`s easy but after playing around for quite some time with TinyMe desktop icons I could not figure out how to rearrage them, they are fixed, what`s the clue?

Lord UnR34l & KDulcimer:

To move the icons, you should be able to right-click and drag.

To stop Conky (the system monitor) from appearing on desktop

I dont want the system log being showed on my desktop in right upper corner, is there any way to remove it??

Lord UnR34l:

Go to home->.config (there is a dot in front of " config " - this is a hidden folder (to see them go in pcmanfm to view -> show hidden files)) -> openbox->autostart.sh and from it delete the "conky&" line, save the file and re-log in.

In anycase if you delete something more you can restore theautostart.sh file by copying it from live cd as root and pasting it to openbox directory in home.

I am posting my Tinyme Desktop screenshot taken with ksnapshot here at the top.

Tinyme is simply amazing and radically simple.

4 comments:

celettu said...

Actually, you don't have to delete the lines. Just comment them out, like this:

#conky &

That way, if you ever want it back, you don't need the installation cd. Just delete the # again.

Dr.Saleem Khan said...

Thanks Celettu

I hope this correction from you is appropriate and might save people restoring from the live cd in case they bombed the Tinyme by reomving those lines.

Anonymous said...

I`ve been playing with Tinyme 2008 for 2 days, here are some bugs I`ve found Synaptic won`t work as well has anyone found out where the trash is? Other than that I really like this distro.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

I`ve been playing with Tinyme 2008 for 2 days, here are some bugs I`ve found Synaptic won`t work as well has anyone found out where the trash is? Other than that I really like this distro.

Trash?? Oh yeah, that's in Redmond! but you knew that right??