Subject: Re: Anyone ever used a Compaq EVO laptop?
To: None <>
From: Jonathan Kay <>
List: regional-nyc
Date: 06/03/2003 10:30:38
On Tue, 03 Jun, 2003 at 12:09:23PM +0900, it was scribed by that:
> On Mon, 2 Jun 2003, James K. Lowden wrote:
> > > Tempting. But is it really that easy to dump the powerbook's window
> > > manager, etc. and use my heavily customized fvwm1 setup instead?
> >
> > Not afaik.  Apple's native GUI isn't X, but has a built-in X server.  I
> > think you'd have to dump the whole GUI system overboard to run fvwm1.
> So basically, it sounds as if I have to change all of my gui usage
> habits in order to have the convenience of being able to have
> point-and-go DVD playing and suchlike. Given that I even hate
> point-to-focus for a start, not to mention that I use various keys,
> and meta-mouse-button combinations rather than window decorations for
> resizing, movement, iconization, etc., this would be a pretty drastic
> change for me. So there are indeed good reasons for some people to have
> a go at making DVD-playing software or whatever work under NetBSD instead.

fwiw, running the full-screen X pretty much hides the rest of OS X,
just hit Apple-H and it's gone and you can easily watch DVDs/whatever.
the only real problem I have w/ the PowerBooks is that they only have
one mouse button.  :-P~