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#176 2019-11-09 06:41:20

Nili
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Re: Show your desktop (rebooted)

Thanks zephyr, Me too like watching scrots of users. It's the part i usually visit the most. We get inspired to do something similar or individually.

That Akiba panorama on my desktop is old now from 2010, but the place is left almost the same.
That's good to hear, hope yo've been satisfied. I believe so big_smile


OS: FreeBSD // CWM & Devuan // Fluxbox (lean & mean).
I only play 96kHz Hi-Res audio WAV or FLAC via DAC player.
Chuck Norris doesn't approve systemd.

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#177 2019-11-09 15:15:56

MiyoLinux
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Re: Show your desktop (rebooted)

All of this Fluxboxism has made me want to get in on the fun and share mine...

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Mwu Ha Haaaa!  tongue  LOLOLOL!!!

>  Devuan Beowulf
>  Neofetch
>  fbmenugen providing the dynamic menu for Fluxbox (with or without icons) wink

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I have been Devuanated, and my practice in the art of Devuanism shall continue until my Devuanization is complete. Until then, I will strive to continue in my understanding of Devuanchology, Devuanprocity, and Devuanivity.

Veni, vidi, vici vdevuaned. I came, I saw, I Devuaned. wink

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#178 2019-11-10 13:47:43

catprints
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Re: Show your desktop (rebooted)

Now that is a smile!


"The obstacle is the path."

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#179 2019-11-30 12:00:40

Nili
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Re: Show your desktop (rebooted)

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Not a proper desktop images, simply fluxbox background settings.

! BACKGROUND OPTIONS
background:       mod
background.modX   3
background.modY:  3
background.color:	  #111121
background.colorTo:       #000000

...but showing the above wasn't my goal, this is the first time i have come down to this level tweaking "x86_64" so low in ram.
The desktop is so old, but thankfully with x64 support. Still doing fine even with 2GB MEM.

I wouldn't reach it if wasn't for Devuan 2.1 wink


OS: FreeBSD // CWM & Devuan // Fluxbox (lean & mean).
I only play 96kHz Hi-Res audio WAV or FLAC via DAC player.
Chuck Norris doesn't approve systemd.

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#180 2019-11-30 12:55:46

Ogis1975
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Re: Show your desktop (rebooted)

Nili wrote:

...but showing the above wasn't my goal, this is the first time i have come down to this level tweaking "x86_64" so low in ram.I wouldn't reach it if wasn't for Devuan 2.1 wink

Very impressive!

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#181 2019-11-30 15:28:20

anticapitalista
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Re: Show your desktop (rebooted)

Ogis1975 wrote:
Nili wrote:

...but showing the above wasn't my goal, this is the first time i have come down to this level tweaking "x86_64" so low in ram.I wouldn't reach it if wasn't for Devuan 2.1 wink

Very impressive!


Yes, very impressive. How did you manage to get xorg RAM usage so low?

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#182 2019-12-01 14:09:57

Nili
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Re: Show your desktop (rebooted)

Thanks guys smile

@anticapitalista I haven't made any specific interventions or modifications on Xorg/xorg.conf itself, but I think the fact that Desktop is outdated and probably auto-optimization by Linux / Xorg have significant role.

What others i have done?

I installed very minimal Xorg with fev tools

Commandline: apt-get install xinit xserver-xorg-core xserver-xorg-video-fbdev xserver-xorg-video-intel rxvt-unicode fluxbox leafpad alsa-utils curl wget scrot feh gtk2-engines-pixbuf ntfs-3g xfe psmisc rcconf x11-xserver-utils ranger file caca-utils libdbus-glib-1-2 gtk2-engines fonts-droid ttf-unifont ca-certificates hicolor-icon-theme jmtpfs mediainfo lm-sensors ncdu rdesktop xdg-utils xserver-xorg-input-evdev xserver-common --no-install-recommends

I had to clean startup services with rcconf to very few services i only needed, i fixed everything "(WW) warning, (EE) error" founds on Xorg.log.

I made sure i hadn't major issues showing to: "kern.log", "faillog", "syslog" "messages", etc... then i turned off rsyslog temporary for testing purpose.
During the installation (in the traditional Expert method) I only installed the ones i needed. Also i always check ReduceDebian to made many changes.

In the end, i had a complete system + apps to 1GB with only "410" pckgs installed.
None: systemd, dbus, pulse, consolekit, gvfs, and many many unneeded tools.

Filesystem     Type      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1      ext4      143G 1021M  135G   1% /
udev           devtmpfs   10M     0   10M   0% /dev
tmpfs          tmpfs     200M  304K  200M   1% /run
tmpfs          tmpfs     5.0M  4.0K  5.0M   1% /run/lock
tmpfs          tmpfs     1.2G     0  1.2G   0% /run/shm

I turned OFF few tty from "/etc/inittab", i got some memory plus reduced to only one tty(1).

1:2345:respawn:/sbin/getty -a nili tty1
#1:2345:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty1
#2:23:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty2
#3:23:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty3
#4:23:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty4
#5:23:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty5
#6:23:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty6

I made auto login (user) + auto startup (startX) Window manager (Fluxbox) from ".profile".
ps_mem shows me different datas than "TOP", for example:

PS_MEM: 10MB to 15MB
TOP: Xorg 12MB to 30MB

To tell the truth i don't know which is correct smile conky aslo showing different, also bash scripts differents aswell.
I've read that it's a long struggle for accuracy about memory usages on Linux.

I believe the old system, plays a major role to have auto-optimized, i have another coherent system when Xorg spends almost 50MB on Idle.

Something else, on this old hardware Devuan i686 i used to have Xorg to 8MB. I'm really surprised that x64 boots to 30MB lol, i think i can get it even more down by replacing Fluxbox with dwm, rxvt-unicode with st and bash with ksh, but i accepted choosing Fluxbox, bash+urxvt.

So, sorry i don't have a precise answer to why is low my Xorg, except for some individual interventions i believe have helped reducing the usage of Xorg/system may i call a bit of an answer.


OS: FreeBSD // CWM & Devuan // Fluxbox (lean & mean).
I only play 96kHz Hi-Res audio WAV or FLAC via DAC player.
Chuck Norris doesn't approve systemd.

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