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OpenBox Re-spin

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Re: OpenBox Re-spin

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Post by Head_on_a_Stick » Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:31 pm

skidoo wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:09 pm
PCManFM, does it (its exo backend) ignore elections specified via galternatives ?
The XFCE preferred applications system (as controlled from exo-preferred-applications) is separate from the Debian alternatives system (as controlled from galternatives).

In BunsenLabs the two systems were unified by creating a new bl-file-manager alternative and then using that along with x-terminal-emulator and x-www-browser in exo-preferred-applications.
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Re: OpenBox Re-spin

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Post by Head_on_a_Stick » Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:44 pm

manyroads wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:28 pm
I was looking for a pixabuf fix. But it looks like both apps require gtk3.
The problem is with the Sardi icon theme, perhaps tell Eric about it, he would probably appreciate the feedback.
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Re: OpenBox Re-spin

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Post by manyroads » Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:04 pm

skidoo wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:09 pm
if no joy with catfish, consider replacing it with "searchmonkey"

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exo-preferred-applications
PCManFM, does it (its exo backend) ignore elections specified via galternatives ?

Image
@skidoo, I'll try searchmonkey.
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Re: OpenBox Re-spin

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Post by chrispop99 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:37 pm

Clicking the network icon on the panel shows the list of available wireless networks, but clicking the preferred network makes the panel icon disappear. Network manager doesn't launch.

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Test machines:
32-bit non-PAE - Thinkpad T41, 1.6GHz Pentium M, 1GB RAM.
32-bit PAE - DELL Latitude D610, 1.73GHz Pentium M, 2GB RAM.
64-bit - Lenovo T61, 2GHz Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM
64-bit - Gigabyte Z77P-D3, Intel i3-3220, GeForce 8400 GS, 4GB PC3-12800.

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Re: OpenBox Re-spin

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Post by manyroads » Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:38 pm

chrispop99 wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:37 pm
Clicking the network icon on the panel shows the list of available wireless networks, but clicking the preferred network makes the panel icon disappear. Network manager doesn't launch.

Chris
Thanks @chrispop99. I have only run it on VB (VirtualBox) no real network is required. I'll try to test using a wireless.... as soon as I can. If you happen to figure out a fix, let me know and I'll make the changes in the next draft release.
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Re: OpenBox Re-spin

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Post by JayM » Wed May 01, 2019 1:44 am

manyroads wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:27 pm
chrispop99 wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:54 pm
Thanks manyroads.

Is this 64-bit? I wondered if a 32-bit would be of interest to users with older hardware.

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Hi Chris... yes it is 64bit.
I'm very interested in running this on my old netbook if either a 32-bit version is in the offing or if there's a script that I can run on the stock 32-bit MX installation that's on it to turn it into this Openbox spin. Thanks.
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Re: OpenBox Re-spin

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Post by manyroads » Wed May 01, 2019 6:47 am

JayM wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 1:44 am
[...]
I'm very interested in running this on my old netbook if either a 32-bit version is in the offing or if there's a script that I can run on the stock 32-bit MX installation that's on it to turn it into this Openbox spin. Thanks.
Hi @JayM, I am using my minimal script to strip down MXLinux and then adding OpenBox.

Here's the stripping commnds:

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#!/bin/bash
sudo apt update
sudo apt-get remove --purge aisleriot asunder chromium-bsu chromium-bsu-data clementine clipit dconf-editor dict fbreader featherpad feh firefox galculator geany geany-common gimp gimp-data gmtp gnome-hearts gnome-mahjongg gnome-ppp gnome-schedule gscan2pdf gsmartcontrol gtkhash gtkhash-common guvcview* hexchat htop lbreakout2 lbreakout2-data libreoffice* lightning luckybackup luckybackup-data mc mc-data nomacs nomacs-l10n onboard onboard-common onboard-data orage pdfshuffler peg-e pppoeconf qpdfview* samba samba-common samba-common-bin samba-libs simple-scan smtube swell-foop thunar-gtkhash thunderbird vlc xfce4-notes xfce4-notes-plugin xfce4-sensors-plugin xfce4-taskmanager  xfce4-dict
#
sudo apt autoremove --purge
Here's the rest of what I'm using... notes & all.

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OpenBox dependencies:
build-essential
pkg-config
libpango1.0-dev
libglib2.0-dev
libxml2-dev
libxcursor-dev
libimlib2-dev
libstartup-notification0-dev
xlibs-dev
libxext-dev
x11proto-randr-dev

For Debian menu use:
menu
menu-xdg

Building and installing the program
Once you have the above dependancies installed, you are ready to build Openbox. You can obtain the source code from github.com (or as through tar archives (eg. linux from scratch)):

$ git clone https://github.com/Mikachu/openbox.git
Run bootstrap script to obtain configuration scripts

$ ./bootstrap
Then run:

  $ ./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc
	...configure detects the build evironment...
 $ make
	...openbox builds...
  $ sudo make install
	...openbox installs...
If you do not want to install to /usr, then you should use ./configure --prefix=<whatever you want> --sysconfdir=/etc --datarootdir=/usr/share. If you don't do this, the Openbox log in options will not be available, because they need to be installed to /usr/share/xsessions.

If the configure command fails and the reason is not obvious, you should look in the generated config.log file to discover the cause of the problem.

For 64-bit distributions
When building Openbox on the 64-bit versions of Debian or Fedora, use:

$ ./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc --libdir=/usr/lib64
$ make
$ sudo make install
I hope this helps you out.
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Re: OpenBox Re-spin

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Post by Head_on_a_Stick » Wed May 01, 2019 1:03 pm

@manyroads, why are you building openbox from source?
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Re: OpenBox Re-spin

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Post by manyroads » Wed May 01, 2019 4:11 pm

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 1:03 pm
@manyroads, why are you building openbox from source?
I think the best answer is... I have had better success with a source build of Openbox. Actually though, I'm having even BETTER success with antiX ....opps, wrong answer. :eek:
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Re: OpenBox Re-spin

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Post by Head_on_a_Stick » Wed May 01, 2019 4:17 pm

manyroads wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 4:11 pm
I have had better success with a source build of Openbox
Why? What was wrong with the openbox version in the repositories?
manyroads wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 4:11 pm
I'm having even BETTER success with antiX
Yes, antiX does seem like a more sensible base for a pure window manager like openbox.

All of their desktops are pure window managers so it seems like a better fit.
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