August 22nd, 2003, 19:51
Are there any other frontends besides krdesktop that will run under kde. Something that looks a little better and maybe remembers the settings and perhaps the server names I gave it. Something like tsclient for gnome http://www.gnomepro.com/tsclient/. I'm looking for something that looks a little nicer and is a little more user-friendly.. maybe I've been using windows too much.


August 22nd, 2003, 22:23
I've used http://grcm.sourceforge.net/Screens.html# GRCM on linux (not KDE based) and usually use command line. A little googling turns up the following for you to check out. Do you not want to install gnome libs or just don't like GTK on tsclient?

Kurd. KDE based frontend http://kurd.sourceforge.net/about.php
RCon. Perl and tk based. fairly basic http://www.musik.auc.dk/~schimkat/index.php?page=/~schimkat/data/RCon.php
Grdesktop. another gnome frontend http://www.nongnu.org/grdesktop/

August 23rd, 2003, 01:55
I didn't know I could just install the gnome libs and run a program writen for gnome under kde. I've never used tsclient but looking at the screens and reading about it I like it. If all I have to do is install the gnome libs then I'll give it a shot. Grcm looks like its worth a shot too.



September 1st, 2003, 04:49
KDE has a function in the control panel to let you select the wm. If you are used to winblows, try qvfm, it's a beut, looks just like win95/8, it'll be giving Bill the willies :) Blackbox is small, fast and easily configurable as well, it's my personal favourite with GNOME, haven't tried it with KDE though, btw qvfm runs straight on x, just reset your .xinitrc to read exec qvfm, you don't have to go through all the reset of desktop items that come with gnome and kde, it looks alot neater. There is a heap of wm out there, most of them pretty small and easy to install, if you have a bit of space, try a few out, you can always deinstall the ones you don't want. My workstation runs two onboard users, one for kde and one for gnome. Works nice, and gnome will allow you access your kde stuff in a built in menu item.
Have Fun

September 1st, 2003, 07:37
You can run any app in any desktop environment. You can even still use the themes from the app that it was built around to give your apps a nice feel.

September 1st, 2003, 20:15
Yep, I know that, it's just that GNOME goes to the trouble of providing you with a menu straight to all your kde apps like koffice and kgames straight up. Saves a bit of config. [/quote]