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Old 4th January 2011
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Right nw, I've the Sun Blade running multiple instances of make.
Since I may want to add an unprivileged user for browsing and what not, I'm assuming that a simple xinitrc with cvm as a command argument would work, yes? no?
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Old 4th January 2011
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Right nw, I've the Sun Blade running multiple instances of make.
Since I may want to add an unprivileged user for browsing and what not, I'm assuming that a simple xinitrc with cvm as a command argument would work, yes? no?
Are you asking if a window manager can be started from .xinitrc?

Yes, generally that's how you do it, unless you're using a display manager like xdm.. in which case you would use .xsession instead.
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Old 9th January 2011
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I am using FVWM and really like it. I have used Fluxbox also on OpenBSD and
is really good too.
I don't care too much for KDE, GNOME and other bloated window managers.

Might try different WM mention here, and see which one I will settle down with.
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Old 24th January 2011
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I'm helping someone setup OpenBSD on a MacBook. What's the best keyboard driven window manager?
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Old 24th January 2011
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If you're asking for the "best", all you'll get is personal opinion, if you're setting it up for someone else.. you might want their input.

For me personally, I use cwm.. it can bind keys and mouse buttons.
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Old 21st February 2012
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* Default Fvwm (OpenBSD) .. because super light and responsive and offers what I need without encumbering the machine .. Gnome though is still a necessity when I need to combine two keyboard layouts easily via keyboard shortcuts ..
Historically : I first used kde . then gnome then openbox/xfce , then do without all and happily satisfied with fvwm ..

Ephemera , you'r right .. such a question never gets outmoded .. lol ..
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Old 21st February 2012
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I'm helping someone setup OpenBSD on a MacBook. What's the best keyboard driven window manager?
ion is a highly keyboard-driven wm .. but doubtfully a mac-goer needs to read ion manual before embarking on that journey ..
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I'm currently using Fluxbox on OpenBSD 5.1. I really like Fluxbox on this old box.
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Old 17th June 2012
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No one uses golem ? seems polished and lightweight . I liked it.
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Recently switched to XFce 4.8.3 on FreeBSD 9.0.
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Old 14th September 2012
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cwm, the only(oh and win xp, for browsing w/opera) one i've used since installed OpenBSD.
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I like Fluxbox best. If I use KDE I'm constantly right-clicking on the desktop for the menu without thinking.
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Old 16th December 2012
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Evilwm here & some hacked stuff that's not ready for prime-time.
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ratpoison.

Thinking of moving to stumpwm and perhaps trying enlightenment 17 at some point.
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I'm currently using pekwm on FreeBSD 9.
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It's been nearly two years since I posted that I'd switched full time to cwm. I'm still using cwm on OpenBSD for everything from laptops to workstations (anywhere X is installed). I've been really happy with cwm's non-intrusive "layout" (or lack thereof, rather) and efficiency.

And Trihexagonal, right clicking on the desktop was the most difficult habit to break after switching away from flux heh =)
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scrotwm now renamed spectrwm and it's a lean and fast dynamic tiling wm
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Old 27th December 2012
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Fluxbox ever since I can remember on everything but Solaris and CDE on Solaris. I am going to look into tiling wms when I have time because anything that reduces mousing is A Good Thing. Also liking tmux on OpenBSD. More time in the console is less wear and tear on the mouse-hand.
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Old 14th January 2013
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On the i386 FreeBSD partition: blackbox, lxde, mwm + lxpanel
On the i386 Debian partition: lxde, twm, gnome.
It depends on what I am doing.
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