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This is a temporary desktop as I am trying to rescue my Arch set up and have a few minor gremlins to hunt down.

 

As you can see I am using ICEWM with the "win95" theme. I quite like the look of the theme but am finding using ICEWM a tad difficult. There are no entries in the application menu and the only way I have found to open up programs is via a terminal, a separate one for each program. I guess that will have to do for now as am saving my energy for fixing up my original set up.

 

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Arch and Window Maker. I really must get around to creating some permanent dock icon sets. At the moment I am just grabbing any icon image that grabs me fancy when I install a program. :breakfast:

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Ubuntu MATE 18.04... This'll probably be my desktop for the foreseeable future...

 

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I'm using the Vimix GTK theme from github, and the Deepin icon theme from the Ubuntu repos.

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Problems problems , I have had to use icewm as I can not boot with windowmaker. The black background that came as standard with icewm was pretty depressing so I spent time figuring out how to change it to something more pleasing.

The picture is one I took last week when I visited the Welsh Botanical Gardens which are about 40 miles away from me. The bull is lifesize and from a distance does indeed look real. :breakfast:

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Looks nice man :thumbsup:

 

And what's wrong with windowmaker?

 

Hmmm no idea. I use an alias "x" to replace startx and after I updated the system a couple of days ago "x" would not work. I rebooted the system several times and get slightly different messages about xorg.

I looked in the /home/bloodaxe/.local/share/xorg/Xorg.0.log and can see nothing obvious relating to the fail. I tried to do "icewm" but it did not work I can not remeber the exact message. So I altered my .xinitrc file and I can boot to icewm.

I read around that there have been problems with xorg and nvidia lately and some folks have semi-solved their problems by downgrading these. I tried several different downgrades but none worked, possibly I did not downgrade the correct packages.

I have come across the Arch Linux Archive

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Arch_Linux_Archive#How_to_restore_all_packages_to_a_specific_date

so I could try and roll back my whole system to last week. However I do not have a very recent backup so am wary of trying that as I have never used the tool before and do not wish to loose my almost perfectly running set up due to a wrong click.

Now that I have a decent background and have populated my main menu I guess I could live with this for a very short while.

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The bull is lifesize and from a distance does indeed look real.
That's exactly what I thought until I enlarged your image!

 

I posted a couple more shots of the bull in the Flowers thread for you. :breakfast:

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Hmm... too techy for this ol' man. I like 'em simple these days...

OK, but I'm only in techy mode at the library, I haven't a clue as to what I have going on.....reality is underneath.

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