Nathan Widmyer (
Mon, 31 Aug 1998 18:54:08 -0400

Thanks for your suggestions, any help is better than no help.  I use to use
bochs, I don't know if anyone knows what that is but it's a dos emu program
but I see people using Wine, so I might give that a try sometime.   I'm
going to try and get a nice Dual Pentium II 450 machine with Matrox
Millenium G200 video card, lots of RAM and more soon, I have about 2/3 of
the money now, but I should rock the casbah with that and use the machine
I'm on now as a server.  And my question more specifically is how do people
get such good looking desktops like pixmaps in Wharf, backgrounds, the
little pictures in every frame that are for closing the frame, iconization,
etc..., those kind, it's probably what you were trying to say but I want to
get a better looking desktop.  Thanks, if anyone else can help, I'll be glad
to hear it.
-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew Sullivan <>
To: <>
Date: Monday, August 31, 1998 6:48 PM
Subject: Re: UPDATED !

>On Mon, 31 Aug 1998, Nathan Widmyer wrote:
>> I have a question reguarding X in general.  If you take the guys page
>> which he did a nice job and look at the screen shots.  I can't ever get
>> desktop to look that good, the best I can display first of all is
>> second of all, I can't get any dos in a box stuff, no matter how I try to
>> compile.
>Well, there are two things.
>First, I don't know about most people's set-up, but I know many people who
>use a virtual desktop.  You could easily get a 1024x768 screenshot from a
>14" monitor, presuming that you don't actually look at 1024x768 on your
>monitor (or have _really_ good eyesight!).  For my part, I can't stand the
>panning, so I stick with 800x600.  It's a bother, though, because I'm
>severely restricted in what I can do.
>As for DOS-in-a-box, you really need to look carefully at the HOWTOs, and
>probably hang out lots on relevant IRC channels or newsgroups.  I might
>suggest that you look really carefully at your DOSemu configuration, and
>also, that you collect a series of relevant errors, and then start asking
>about them in the relevantr places.  (I'll be no help, for what it's
>worth!  I have barely configured it.)
>Andrew Sullivan | (better)|
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