I have now settled on
Ubuntu XFCE sometimes does not start, this is a
dbus issue in
gnome-screensaver (a race condition between the two).
This sucks, but can be resolved easily with
apt-get remove gnome-screensaver
(There aren’t any interesting option anyway…)
So my XFCE is now up and running, time for some tweaking.
In the quest for precious vertical pixels (especially on the EeePC 701 I own) I decided I must remove those pesky title bars.
I found prelude-4.0
which is beautiful, but
it make it kinda hard to see which window is active. That’s why I’ve
modified it slightly to have a blue-ish border (at the left,
bottom and right) when a window is active. Just enough to
give you a subtle visual hint. You download my variation (which
premiek for lack of a better name) from
Further more my
gtk theme is Mist, a simple theme that is much
quicker (i.e. takes less resources) than for instance Clearlooks.
Take a look at the following screenshots. Click on them for larger views.
Firefox with some gnome-terminals:
Thunar with terminals and a