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Re: jwm

Unread post by DebianJoe » Sat Apr 04, 2015 5:03 pm

On that note: A few weeks back I donated one of my 43's to my littlest guy. He, uhm, plays learning games on it. After trying out a few different things, we went with jwm for him. It's pretty easy to set up so that he can figure it out, and if he gets stuck, my other kids can manage to dig him out normally.
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(I pulled one of Pid's configs off of the linuxbbq git and just replaced colors, the menu items, and some bar size. Super easy setup.)

Edit: So, the list of the kids' setups from youngest to oldest.

Boo: Ubuntu /w jwm.
Sifi: Ubuntu /w cwm.
Kiface: Linuxbbq Martini
Ku: Debian Stable /w OB & Linuxbbq Coal (she manages her own partitions)

2 out of 4 kids like jwm. :)
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Re: jwm

Unread post by ivanovnegro » Sat Apr 04, 2015 6:05 pm

Wow, seeing cwm on the list. Nice setup Joe. And thanks to Pids we have some nice preconfigs.

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Unread post by wuxmedia » Sat Apr 04, 2015 7:45 pm

haha octonaughts wall - nice touch :)
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Unread post by dkeg » Sat Apr 04, 2015 8:12 pm

That's awesome DJ

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Unread post by darry1966 » Sat Apr 04, 2015 10:13 pm

machinebacon wrote:' always glad to see JWM running on somebody's box :) beautiful piece of scenery!
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Re: jwm

Unread post by nova » Sun Apr 05, 2015 6:29 am

Excellent DebianJoe!
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Unread post by darry1966 » Sun Apr 05, 2015 9:15 am

@DebianJoe

Nice wallpaper man on yer JWM set up.
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Re: jwm

Unread post by machinebacon » Sun Apr 05, 2015 10:09 am

DebJoe, nice setup with all the blues, just one thing: it seems there's high resource usage in the background, I'd love to see top/htop or the pstree. Usually, the little graph in the bottom bar is more black than red :)
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Re: jwm

Unread post by DebianJoe » Sun Apr 05, 2015 12:04 pm

machinebacon wrote:DebJoe, nice setup with all the blues, just one thing: it seems there's high resource usage in the background, I'd love to see top/htop or the pstree. Usually, the little graph in the bottom bar is more black than red :)
Yes, I was alluding to that with the 'multiple browser' statement. Little dude had Google Chrome running those nickjr games (pepper flash monsters) and like 5 tabs open, but minimized in another workspace. Also note the fact that he's eating up 1/2 of 2GB of RAM in the env-info.

That's not so terrible, but at first he'd have one going in one workspace and one in another. The audio (normally Dora the Explorer and something else) would be overlapping and he was just rolling along like it wasn't the most annoying sound in the world. If I had hair, I'd have been pulling it out.

Don't get me wrong, I'm the one that put Chrome on there, because Octonaughts games (all he gives a damn about) require flash, and pepper does fine for that. I generally don't start lecturing about bloat until they turn 4, but perhaps an intervention will be required. :)
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Re: jwm

Unread post by bones » Sun Apr 05, 2015 1:07 pm

DebianJoe wrote:I generally don't start lecturing about bloat until they turn 4, but perhaps an intervention will be required. :)
Hahaha, I love this.

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Unread post by machinebacon » Sun Apr 05, 2015 1:15 pm

Okay, makes sense. Chrome is nice and good but it runs like 50 processes in a sandbox. Not much we can do about it. Maybe except running the Flash games locally, no idea.
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Unread post by DebianJoe » Sun Apr 05, 2015 1:47 pm

It's all set up to make it so that he doesn't have to read to use it. I made a little html page locally and set it to his homepage, and it has pictures for the things he does (click Mickey Mouse, goes to disneyjr.com; click Cpt. Barnacles, goes to nickjr.com, etc). He can manage to click the menu item to open Chrome, and then pick out what he wants to do most of the time, swap workspaces or close things. That's about the extent of his ability up to this point.

While running local flash might not be the worst idea, I'd have to write a UI for him. I may give this a shot later and I will share it for other parents here if I do, but for now the setup that we're using (while a bloathouse) does get the job done.

I'll see what I can come up with (suggestions welcome if you have some ideas), and see if I can't make it easier to make a toddler-friendly box that someone can run on old hardware. This is assuming that it's actually a significant improvement over the current setup, which was super-easy to make happen.

edit: Also, thanks for the compliments all. My setups are boring, TUI stuff...the kids' stuff is way more colorful. :)
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Unread post by machinebacon » Sun Apr 05, 2015 2:53 pm

You could have http://linuxbbq.org/bbs/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=1875 this with some icons (or you use yad with icons view only: yad --no-buttons --skip-taskbar --icons --undecorated --on-top --width=500 --height=250) as starter instead of text menu entries.
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Re: jwm

Unread post by darry1966 » Mon Apr 27, 2015 2:45 am

Here is my new Chicken Wings latest build. i586build.
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Re: jwm

Unread post by dkeg » Mon Apr 27, 2015 3:15 am

Nice wall!

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Re: jwm

Unread post by machinebacon » Mon Apr 27, 2015 5:58 am

Nice wall indeed, where's the landscape located?

I feel you will change the .jwmrc soon :)
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Unread post by wuxmedia » Mon Apr 27, 2015 6:49 am

It's 'fen-tastic'!
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Re: jwm

Unread post by darry1966 » Mon Apr 27, 2015 7:25 am

machinebacon wrote:Nice wall indeed, where's the landscape located?

I feel you will change the .jwmrc soon :)
It is somewhere in New Zealand a wallpaper I have had for a number of years so not sure where, long since forgotten sorry.


Yes have added some stuff to the basic install but as far as the bar's layout and the catergories - perfect as it is - really enjoying it especially the handy buttons you have added for volume sytem info and playing a radio station stream , very handy.

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Re: jwm

Unread post by machinebacon » Mon Apr 27, 2015 8:45 am

the 'playstream' button plays the last selected station from 'tinyradio' -- so, if you edit ~/.playstream you can add your own fav radio channel there, or even better, add it to /usr/local/share/radiolist, so it is available in tinyradio, too.
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Re: jwm

Unread post by ivanovnegro » Mon Apr 27, 2015 5:04 pm

Sweet and good work Bacon.

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