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OpenBox Re-spin

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Re: OpenBox Re-spin

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Post by manyroads » Wed May 01, 2019 4:28 pm

Pieces like communication (network) seems sporadic and unpredictable with the repo versions of OB.

As an aside, I m becoming something of a fan of iceWm... after I add a few tweaks and a decent set of themes and icons. Fluxbox themes is a bit too 'retro', for me (clunky looking). jwm is not bad but seems a bit unstable, especially with networking from Virtualbox. Actually antiX in general seems not to like VirtualBox very much. I can make it work but getting privs to work so that Guest Additions installs and allows 'seamless' shared file access is much harder than it ought to be.

I have not tried installing OB on antiX yet...
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Re: OpenBox Re-spin

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Post by anticapitalista » Wed May 01, 2019 4:51 pm

manyroads wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 4:28 pm
Actually antiX in general seems not to like VirtualBox very much. I can make it work but getting privs to work so that Guest Additions installs and allows 'seamless' shared file access is much harder than it ought to be.

I have not tried installing OB on antiX yet...
You must use VB 6 version.
Also, do remember that this antiX version is an alpha release and will have lots of issues.
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Re: OpenBox Re-spin

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Post by dolphin_oracle » Wed May 01, 2019 5:50 pm

manyroads wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 4:28 pm
Pieces like communication (network) seems sporadic and unpredictable with the repo versions of OB.

As an aside, I m becoming something of a fan of iceWm... after I add a few tweaks and a decent set of themes and icons. Fluxbox themes is a bit too 'retro', for me (clunky looking). jwm is not bad but seems a bit unstable, especially with networking from Virtualbox. Actually antiX in general seems not to like VirtualBox very much. I can make it work but getting privs to work so that Guest Additions installs and allows 'seamless' shared file access is much harder than it ought to be.

I have not tried installing OB on antiX yet...
add your user to the "vboxsf" user group (login/logout) to use shared file access
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Re: OpenBox Re-spin

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Post by Jerry3904 » Wed May 01, 2019 7:24 pm

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Re: OpenBox Re-spin

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Post by manyroads » Wed May 01, 2019 7:43 pm

anticapitalista wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 4:51 pm
[...]
You must use VB 6 version.
Also, do remember that this antiX version is an alpha release and will have lots of issues.
I will make certain that v 6 is what is installed... I think it is actually defaulting to a version 5.whatever

It's not a problem though. I'm awaiting the next release for further tests. ;)
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Re: OpenBox Re-spin

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Post by manyroads » Wed May 01, 2019 7:48 pm

dolphin_oracle wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 5:50 pm
add your user to the "vboxsf" user group (login/logout) to use shared file access
Did that. I get a different problem when I miss on that error/setting. The version I have works (sort of), I simply need to do everything using the root verison of SpaceFM. Access from non-root to the shared drive is not happy unless its from root. I do think it may have something to do with the version 5 vs. 6 of VB issue mentioned by @anticapitalista. I'll test that specifically in the next iteration.
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Re: OpenBox Re-spin

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Post by dolphin_oracle » Wed May 01, 2019 8:04 pm

manyroads wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 7:48 pm
dolphin_oracle wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 5:50 pm
add your user to the "vboxsf" user group (login/logout) to use shared file access
Did that. I get a different problem when I miss on that error/setting. The version I have works (sort of), I simply need to do everything using the root verison of SpaceFM. Access from non-root to the shared drive is not happy unless its from root. I do think it may have something to do with the version 5 vs. 6 of VB issue mentioned by @anticapitalista. I'll test that specifically in the next iteration.
FWIW I'm using VB 5.2.24 with the latest antiX alpha 19a1 as a guest (VB 6 guest additions preinstalled) and not having any problems with shared folder access, either reading or writing.
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Re: OpenBox Re-spin

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Post by manyroads » Wed May 01, 2019 9:14 pm

dolphin_oracle wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 8:04 pm
FWIW I'm using VB 5.2.24 with the latest antiX alpha 19a1 as a guest (VB 6 guest additions preinstalled) and not having any problems with shared folder access, either reading or writing.
When I get home (I have a 2000 mile drive this weekend)... I'll give things another try. I have been having fun with the new antiX and learned a LOT! I will keep at things. I look forward to the journey... (in MX/antiX) as well as on the road. ;)
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Re: OpenBox Re-spin

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Post by Head_on_a_Stick » Thu May 02, 2019 3:15 pm

manyroads wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 4:28 pm
Pieces like communication (network) seems sporadic and unpredictable with the repo versions of OB.
I don't understand, openbox doesn't have anything to do with networking, can you be more specific?

Also, if this is to be used as a respin then how are users supposed to update openbox if it has been installed from source?

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Re: OpenBox Re-spin

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Post by manyroads » Fri May 03, 2019 7:02 am

Actually it is others who have told me the current version does not communicate. I have no problem with the issue. You'll find mention of the problem somewhere in this stream.

As for the update issue... I had not thought any of that through since this was being done for me and I was sharing what I'd done thus far. I certainly agree with yoour point about updates and usability. What I have done in the past is share my final scripts and let people do with them as they will. In that sense my work is more a 'working proof of concept' rather than a respin.

As for OB being abandoned or 'functionally stabilized', I was not aware. That actually seems reason enough to move on to another wm (like iceWM which is still alive, so far as I can tell.).
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