teh_orph wrote:e16 works well on arch too (although it uses lots of Xorg CPU time in the background updating the window previews in the corner display)
To be honest, I'm not really sure what the difference between e16 and e17 is; I'll have to do some research. I've used Enlightenment in the past - a good while ago though - but I was never really interested in which version I was using...
tawalker wrote:I've installed Fluxbox (which I already use on my Arch/x86-running Eee 701SD netbook) on my Pi (Arch/ARM), and will play more with it once I sort out the Pi's power-supply problems (the dreaded "repeated keypresses" issue).
Yes, I also get that on occasion - very frustrating, since my PSU is an HTC phone charger, which is more than capable of delivering the power needed (rated at 5v 1A) and is not exactly a poor-quality £2 ebay purchase...
tawalker wrote:I haven't tried Enlightenment (though it looks "swish"!), but have you encountered problems with ugly fonts? The default Fluxbox theme in Arch/ARM looks hideous - I'll be transferring my FB themes from my Eee as soon as possible, but I wonder if I need to install/run a font server?
Not really; I have noticed that some of the fonts look a little too big, but I'm sure there's a setting somewhere to adjust that. I did install the package ttf-dejavu, as there are apparently no fonts installed by default (this is probably normal, but it's the first time I've set up everything from scratch).
One of the optional packages was a collection of themes from exchange.enlightenment.org, so I've already changed it from the default theme. That's one of the packages I'll be uploading, because it's only in the AUR - there are no pre-built versions available and it took ages to build the 200~MB package on my Pi; probably not as bad as compiling a kernel, but it still took around 30-45 minutes.
Glad you are enjoying your Pi and learning a lot
. This is what it is all about.
Arch is completely different to what I'm used to. It's still Linux, and it's still basically the "same", but it doesn't hold your hand or do anything for you - you don't even get a normal user account by default, let alone sudo. Even now with Enlightenment running, there's still no file manager and I had to install xterm just to get a basic terminal. I've been tempted to try it out in the past, but I've usually stuck to distros like Debian, Fedora, Xubuntu/Lubuntu, crunchbang, etc, as I didn't really see any benefit in setting up everything myself (btw, vanilla Ubuntu can go suck an egg - I hate the UI!). Plus with Debian-based distros there's the ubiquity of .DEB packages and apt.
The Pi, however, is a different matter; I can see the value in setting up a minimal system from scratch in this case.