-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA256 On 11/11/2017 04:22 PM, @LeeteqXV (Twitter & Mastodon.technology) wrote: > Ref. "(maybe if you using Compiz with fancy desktop effects) " > > For me, the desktop environment affects my well-being and mood > very much, so yes some of such "effects" are important, both for > efficiency and for the general good feeling when working etc.,, not > the fancy part. > > I prefer to have 12+ viewports/workspaces, each with its own name > and background image, so I can associate specific > tasks/applications to each one, plus with a wrap-around function to > navigate beyond the borders. I use Compiz for this on Ubuntu, and > fortunately all of the above is possible in Qubes without any extra > tools. > > Compiz provides customized window transparency so that when I > write, I arrange for good (text++) contrast towards the nice > background image on each desktop, on a per-window basis. I use > Alt+[numeric"+"] and Alt-[numeric"-"] keyboard shortcuts to > increase/decrease the transparency on the active window. (Not sure > if this is possible in Qubes out-of-the-box?) > > With this as the background (all done outside of the VMs), along > with the initially mentioned points about increasing use of > one-app-vms, are you saying that we can basically just keep upping > the RAM without worrying about the potential need for increased > display memory?
I used those effects as well. So yes, I would still say you do not have to worry about your video RAM. > I would like to know what are the minimum requirements for the > graphics card in this respect, for "both ends of the spectre", so > to speak; My experience is that you can't have any Qubes compatible hardware that is not enough for any kind of fancy compiz effects. Mainly because the VGA is integrated into the CPU package (most of the systems nowadays). You may have to increase the default assigned video RAM in BIOS, but that's all. > a) ~16GB RAM, which is getting increasingly possible with > sub-€1000 laptops (just for the perspective on the limits). b) > >32GB RAM, for the high-end computers. > > Will it be possible to use a (compatible) laptop in the sub-€1000 > range as long as it has enough RAM, or should one also verify that > the display card meet some kind of minimum specifications (for the > scenario where we are going to run a LOT of VMs, only limited by > the available RAM)? See my note above. > + How is this different with Qubes 4.x compared to 3.2? Nothing changed about VGA. - -- Zrubi -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2 iQIcBAEBCAAGBQJaCF1jAAoJEBozWgtUjzdkIkYQAMQqUpqMo2SgApIgni5Gvj44 M5dOvhWYVIgOGw+SyG9VwuAxvPAfeJKvSrv1U4W9JayM6IwsRtWE37xD51PGERPD Z+Ge1HMZnU5v+qR3yDKLo7qgIjAzj/12r3waWUuf89KdMGFOhOKTWEE9SS20Tpv0 GfaLwTJHZkNU1RBfroui0maoUXA9mp4LB/Pix9ueIa3ygtXlhcA98nJd7zTYTJ1Z VhVj1vBoR0Qwdh5EutMCknXSEnV3H8HojNT168BdqkQcIfxOaG2IWJiYBDZ3fjgg V9DfbRrHUbH8C/zBm9K45cRTKZFglvvL6zFJC3o8ktLTVfJsQTO/eEAapUAj3H1l 7YlDuCw7eHWlX0gdMMvgu9jWKtWNVWGxXucuqVBk+kso/T8svNYb2YQraWr93Ovq 8n057Eb76KumDHTMrFZ0hr1neZPzBVUf7FHzODBt7qMGF0FpukjzsX6Q8sN6DVmw MLAIW+UOJ859VHXzblfbPDvvTBcZDaZlwvhOWdd109Lqb+dcqbuTqJEAnN1nLibV 1YSGrcKfCdiBZqxSFhFKDt3727ddr3+56a1N+ZZBtAgfh3nPqdzGi5tJocEl/hoc m57BN+H4evHtoq0XPiDhSm9HQj+j65Bd8w8ep6j4NFMKF3xxxgHAMQA7SThXBr88 5TPYItMNE4R2OYjw7oBq =h9IP -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "qubes-users" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to qubes-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/qubes-users/f871941b-dc09-7393-bc13-cb0de47306e1%40zrubi.hu. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.