Re: Beginner Needs a Pointer
Gregor Best <gbe <at> intepi.net>
2009-10-02 14:58:37 GMT
On Fri, Oct 02, 2009 at 10:16:51AM -0400, Lane Lester wrote:
> The pointer I need is to a place to get some familiarity with how this WM
> works. I have it running in Ubuntu Karmic Alpha 6 right now, and I'm having
> trouble getting control of it. I've printed the man page, which will
> probably be useful at some point... but not yet.
The manpage is not really intended to be a document which you carve in
stone (or paper in your case) and keep on a bookshelf. It's intended to
give quick pointers on the default behaviour of awesome.
> Windows Key - Enter doesn't bring up a terminal.
Try Window + R and enter the name of a terminal you use
> My mouse has only three buttons, so what are 4 and 5?
Those are scrollwheel up and down, one "click" of the wheel is one
button press and release
> Well, I just read this in the wiki, and I suppose I should bail out now:
> We're talking about Lua, so first, learn Lua. Don't want to? Do not use
> awesome 3 and stop reading right now.
That's probably a bit zealous, you can edit the file just fine without
knowing any lua at all (I learned Lua through using awesome, so if I had
adhered to that sentence, I'd be a wmii or dwm user right now)
> I'm not a programmer; I'm a user, but I enjoy alternative wm's like icewm
> and xfce4. I'm not afraid of the terminal or editing text files. But I don't
> want to spend my life with those things; I want to get on to Firefox,
> OpenOffice, Gimp, GnuCash, VirtualBox, etc., etc.
Most of our users are not programmers. That's not bad at all, because we
need feedback from people like you to make awesome more accessible.
> So can you point me to a good place to get a handle on tags, layouts, and
> such? Or should I "stop reading right now"?
I'd simply start using awesome. If you encounter something that trips
you up, just join our IRC channel #awesome on OFTC, we are more than
happy to help you :)
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K- w--- ?O M-- ?V PS++ PE- Y++ PGP+++ t+ 5 X+ R tv b+++ DI+++
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