__/ [ Linønut ] on Wednesday 15 March 2006 03:41 \__
> No pager is perfect, but, running XFce, fbpager is hidden. So I try
> bbpager on Debian. Very configurable!
> But, on gentoo, all that shows up is a tiny piece of window decoration.
> If run from a console, all I see after a few seconds is "Cannot connect
> to window manager."
> I do an search, and see it is version 0.3.1, already installed. I
> google around for the source code, and build it by hand. Same problem.
> But it works with XFce on debian. Hmmmmm. Go to debian.org and look at
> the packages, and find bbpager_0.4.1b1-1_i386.deb. A little more poking
> around finds bbpager_0.4.1b1.orig.tar.gz. Aha. Download, unpack, quick
> build and install, copy over .blackboxrc from the debian box, and good
> to go.
> All to avoid using the XFce4 taskbar or panel <grin>.
> -- Cue a tab rant about geeks and flappers --
...Never came across bbpager before, so I took a quick look at some
screenshots. It doesn't appear to be quite as visually-, feature-rich and
configurable as KPager. Even the pager in GNOME is a step down. I will cease
to use GNOME (Ubuntu) this Thursday... *frown*