[xmonad] Desktop Environment Integration

Sean Allen sean at monkeysnatchbanana.com
Thu Apr 5 06:14:25 CEST 2012

I'd love to see them.

I spent years in slackware and what not when I was younger but frankly, got
tired of it and wanted to move on to new things.
Now though, gnome, xfce et al have gotten so bad, I'm seriously considering
mucking about on levels that I don't really care about.

On Wed, Apr 4, 2012 at 9:24 PM, Ben Boeckel <mathstuf at gmail.com> wrote:

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> On Wed, Apr 04, 2012 at 18:33:55 GMT, Sean Allen wrote:
> >> Do you need power management / wireless networking management?
> >
> > Yes that would probably be handy as well.
> I manage wireless with wpa_supplicant.conf right now. There is wpa_cli,
> but I've found it less than useful in general; you just have to trust
> your priorities for networks.
> If you're willing to run NetworkManager, you can define your own
> wireless connections[1] and then use nmcli to connect to them.
> For power management, just get yourself access to UPower and you can
> suspend and hibernate without getting root privs by using DBus. UDisks
> can manage disk mounts (there are tools that do things
> automatically[2]). You could, alternatively, set up autofs to mount
> external disks manually upon entering a special directory (e.g., cd
> /mnt/usb/fat/sdb2 will mount sdb2 as FAT and set perms for my user).
> This solution only works for one user (though you could set up
> directories so that the uid is a parameter and /mnt/usb/fat/1000/sdb2
> mounts things so UID 1000 gets full access). If you'd like to know how
> to do this, I can post my auto.* configs.
> - --Ben
> [1]
> http://projects.gnome.org/NetworkManager/developers/api/09/ref-settings.html
> [2]https://bitbucket.org/byronclark/udiskie
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