Originally Posted by nick_318is
Harry you know you could just get a usb 2 button mouse and have had the 2 button functionality.
Sounds nice, but I'm laying on my bed using the laptop (gentoo with firefox) right now. A USB mouse wouldn't really work.
I finished the Sawfish Window Manager compile, and I'm now using X finally....
To give you an idea of Sawfish, you turn on the computer, login, and are staring at a black screen with a mouse pointer. From there, it's all up to you.
I've already emerged xloadimage (3rd party program, not part of sawfish) and setup a nice wallpaper. xscreensaver is compiling right now, and gAIM just finished. I'm waiting on the 50+ MB download of IBM java so I can install Open Office.
However I hit one snag so far. I was hoping to get Wine working, so I could use Photoshop (gimp sucks), and the compile dies saying my PPC processor isn't supported by wine yet.
Anyway, I'm still tweaking away.
Chris, if you've never used linux in depth before, Rob's right, yellowdog would be a lot less frustrating (remember I've been working on setting up gentoo for days now, and still not done).
Witeshark, you're right, Windows ME shouldn't count as an OS. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying I like Windows either, but I do have a very high respect for Windows and unfortunately it's required for my work.
Dsky, extension conflicts or not, I still saw that little bomb error message more that I'd have liked.