Workbench 2.0 Theme Updated!
So I finally gave up on KDE and went back to xfce4. The way I had things seutp there wasn't a lot of difference but there wasn't anything to be gained either. Login was stupendously slow but the showstopper was not being able to drag windows to another virtual desktop - possibly you can do it but I don't care now.
Of course xfce4 is also borked because it uses gtk3 now ... so I wanted to fix the scrollbars. And then I wanted to have grey backgrounds on windows ... so I ended up creating a new AmigaOS theme for xfce4 that merges my window manager theme with a couple of separate gtk themes I found on www.xfce-look.org.
Go to the Workbench 2.0 project page for further details and how to get hold of it!
X Windows System
I also had an ugly fight with .Xdefaults and xterm settings along the way. Slackware's xterm uses some really shitty colours and disables things like 'bold' (which i particularly like in my man-pages, thank-you-very-much). The magic line required to get anything to even work is:
I haven't gone through and fixed the colours yet, or worked on emacs with a grey background but I guess I will do that eventually as well.
And finally, I switched to xdm as my login manager. It's ugly but it's fast as fuck and simple to use. The kde one kept wanting to default to kde and I like the simplicity of xdm anyway.