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Offline runequester

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linux, amiwm. Help?
« on: February 02, 2011, 07:49:16 AM »
so installed amiwm and it looks nifty except.. maybe Im stupid or missed something obvious, but I can't seem to actually find any of my damn files, folders etc.

So.. a little help here? :)
 

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Re: linux, amiwm. Help?
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2011, 08:19:06 AM »
Help with what? amiwm is a basic window manager and nothing else, thus it does not include a file browser. Everything is like it is supposed to be. If you need a graphical file browser, install and run a graphical file browser of your choice.
 

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Re: linux, amiwm. Help?
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2011, 08:19:14 AM »
@runequestor: Which ones? linux, or window-manager? The hidden folders should have .dot folders for all
the window-managers that are installed.

Which filemanager , and which distro? thunar, pcmanfm, nautilus, dolphin, konqueror, rox-filer
are among many filemanagers. For access from a root prompt, some new distros now require
a dbus-launch preface:

[root@localhost username] #dbus-launch konqueror   etc to launch certain apps

These are typical folders

cd /usr/bin

cd /usr/share

cd /home/username/.local

cd /etc

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Re: linux, amiwm. Help?
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2011, 08:26:03 AM »
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Help with what? amiwm is a basic window manager and nothing else, thus it does not include a file browser. Everything is like it is supposed to be. If you need a graphical file browser, install and run a graphical file browser of your choice.


ah okay, that explains my confusion then. All good from here :)
 

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Re: linux, amiwm. Help?
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2011, 08:26:33 AM »
Amiwm was very cool, but sadly never developed... I remember reading through the source code a few years ago, but I didn't have time to figure it out :(

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Re: linux, amiwm. Help?
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2011, 08:29:40 AM »
The confusion of the OP is completely justified. It is hard to imagine that in over a decade nobody wrote a decent filemanager to make AmiWM more useful to Workbench-Fans. If somebody ever did - and it just escaped my attention - please leave a note.

Workbench rulez!
 

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Re: linux, amiwm. Help?
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2011, 08:31:31 AM »
yeah, I had to spend a fair bit of time poking around to get it to do anything.

If you create a configuration file, you can have things appear in the Tools menu, so thats nice.

Sadly, a lot of the workbench commands are not actually working, so thats too bad :)

Browsing the web with Chrome in fake workbench is pretty rad :)


It doesn't play nice with the menu's of Empathy, so I'll have to poke around for an alternative here.
 

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Re: linux, amiwm. Help?
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2011, 01:27:29 PM »
you can run standard ubuntu/gtk with an amiga look. go here
http://gnome-look.org/

and search amiga, you'll find quite a few.
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Re: linux, amiwm. Help?
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2011, 06:28:34 PM »
Quote from: lsmart;611754
It is hard to imagine that in over a decade nobody wrote a decent filemanager to make AmiWM more useful to Workbench-Fans. If somebody ever did - and it just escaped my attention - please leave a note.

Workbench rulez!


No Workbench replacement but there is a program for classic DOpus lovers:
Worker File Manager.

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Re: linux, amiwm. Help?
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2011, 06:48:53 PM »
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you can run standard ubuntu/gtk with an amiga look. go here
http://gnome-look.org/

and search amiga, you'll find quite a few.


Yeah, but it´s all like writing "Ferrari" on a nameless car. It´s not worth it.

AmiWM is much better than any of these look-alike-mokups! Linux programs are however not designed to work with something like AmiWM, so of course - Gnomes current window-manager will cause less trouble, but it won´t handle .info files, drag screens or even just send a window to the back (which is an essential feature!).
 

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Re: linux, amiwm. Help?
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2011, 09:37:45 PM »
Worker is pretty awesome. Trying to find a set of apps that look "old school" to use with amiwm :)