How X works / lightest Window Manager

Tony Bones aaroboneml at
Mon Sep 28 17:58:43 PDT 2009

Not quite sure what you are asking for, but if you want a light WM then you
should check out EvilWM.  Besides being EVIL its also very light ;)

good luck.

On Mon, Sep 28, 2009 at 7:04 AM, Lucas Mocellin <lucasmocellin at>wrote:

> Hi folks,
> I have to create a customized Ubuntu LiveCD with X, that show a GUI
> designed with GTK + Python and Firefox, just it. I need the lightest manner
> of doing that.
> I don't know how X works exactly, so I would like any advice of
> links/tutorials/manuals of "how X works" or how could I get the maximum
> performance booting a LiveCD like that with the maximum range of hardware (
> I don't know if the modules are just related do kernel or also with X,
> again, I don't know how X manage modules, select the proper device modules,
> and so on..).
> I tried to find out something about, but I didn't get something actual,
> even the there isn't such manuals.
> Any help is welcome.
> Lucas.
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