Lightweight Linux Desktop with Compiz
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You can have a full featured lightweight Linux Desktop by using Compiz as your Window Manager. With you also enjoy all the features that Gnome 2 has to offer, but don't want a load of unnecessary apps burning your memory and cpu, just install gnome-panel. That's it.
applications like Conky will not display correctly, plus you wont be able to
have access to all the eye candy features.
1- Open the terminal, enter (enter your password when prompt to):
sudo gedit /etc/share/xsessions/compizOS.desktop
2- Once gedit is open, enter, save and close:
[Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Name=Compiz OS Comment= Exec=/usr/bin/compizOS-session Type=Application
3- In the terminal, enter (enter your password when prompt to):
sudo gedit /usr/bin/compizOS-session
Once gedit is open, enter, save and close:
#!/usr/bin/env bash gnome-session gnome-power-manager gnome-panel exec compiz
5- make /usr/bin/compizOS-session executable
sudo chmod +x /usr/bin/compizOS-session
And here is a bonus:
You can save on your memory and cpu usage by using wpasupplicant by it self to connect to your wifi internet connection. No need for Network-Manager and nm-applet.