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MX(LX)Qt ??

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kmathern
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Re: MX(LX)Qt ??

#11 Post by kmathern » Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:06 pm

asqwerth wrote:...added the mx repo and installed MX updater but it doesn't seem to be working on its own, as in if I leave it alone for a long time, it doesn't seem to run an update check. So the empty box icon never turns green on its own. I've changed mirrors a few times with no success. If I do an apt update in terminal, only then are updates detected and the icon turns green...
I took a look at this, it looks like I need to add anacron as a dependency, it's not a problem in MX because it's already installed by default, but it's not in antiX.

I also found a problem that some of the /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/ files didn't get installed, though that might be because of how I'm installing the apt-notifier package. I don't have an actual install of antiX, on the LiveUSB I have a /antiX/deb/ folder with the apt-notifier .deb and the .debs of it's dependencies (and now also anacron), which installs the apt-notifier package during the LiveUSB boot, but not everything seems to get completely configured, I found I needed to run `sudo dpkg --configure -a` in the terminal after getting to the desktop. It adds the following files (and maybe some others).
demo@antix1:~
$ ls -l /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/
total 25
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 769 Sep 13 2017 01autoremove
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 1907 Mar 17 12:43 01autoremove-kernels
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 870 Apr 20 12:24 02periodic
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 164 Jan 21 2015 20apt-show-versions
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 80 Dec 11 2016 20auto-upgrades~
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 4259 Apr 20 08:23 50unattended-upgrades
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 756 Apr 20 12:24 51unattended-upgrades-mx
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 182 May 21 2017 70debconf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 224 Feb 7 2017 99-update-menus
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 276 Feb 7 2017 99-update-slim
Either of these commands also seem to fix problem with the missing /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/ files.

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sudo dpkg --configure apt-notifier
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sudo bash /var/lib/dpkg/info/apt-notifier.postinst configure
I was planning on releasing a apt-notifier update this weekend, so with it I'll also add anacron as a dependency. There might still be some configuration issues though.

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Re: MX(LX)Qt ??

#12 Post by asqwerth » Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:18 pm

oooooooh..... I'll test this out over the weekend.

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Re: MX(LX)Qt ??

#13 Post by richb » Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:11 pm

@rover, Your image links do not work, Imgur links do work. I use linked bbcode from their site by copying it directly from the side panel that shows with your image page.
This is an image posted in that fashion.

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Re: MX(LX)Qt ??

#14 Post by rover » Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:06 am

@ richb Sir thank you for pointing this out to me . I apologize for any inconvenience i may have caused . Please understand that posting directly from imgur is uncharted territory for me , and this procedure escaped me completely .

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Re: MX(LX)Qt ??

#15 Post by rover » Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:31 am

@ asqwerth My understanding is , and maybe i'm wrong , that xdotool simulates keystrokes via the terminal . In fact , i 've used it a few months ago , as part of a script to launch and minimize an app. If you can , please provide an example on how it can apply in this case.
I find that the ksuperkey approach is easier , at last for me , because i install it , run the command in terminal to activate , and add it to startup ,job done !

I found a solution for the window manager tweaks issue i had , with a package called obconf-qt , so now i can change window decorations.

I wiil try your icon pack suggestion and let you know how it went .

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Re: MX(LX)Qt ??

#16 Post by asqwerth » Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:46 am

I don't have an example, since I was just throwing ideas into the mix.

I use "xdotool key ctrl+alt+d" command as part of my bl-hotcorners settings to trigger "show desktop" in one corner of the screen. I was just wondering, since you had a problem with the superkey being bound to the menu, whether some other way could be found to trigger the menu.
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Re: MX(LX)Qt ??

#17 Post by asqwerth » Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:19 am

kmathern wrote:
asqwerth wrote:...added the mx repo and installed MX updater but it doesn't seem to be working on its own, as in if I leave it alone for a long time, it doesn't seem to run an update check. So the empty box icon never turns green on its own. I've changed mirrors a few times with no success. If I do an apt update in terminal, only then are updates detected and the icon turns green...
I took a look at this, it looks like I need to add anacron as a dependency, it's not a problem in MX because it's already installed by default, but it's not in antiX.

I also found a problem that some of the /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/ files didn't get installed, though that might be because of how I'm installing the apt-notifier package. I don't have an actual install of antiX, on the LiveUSB I have a /antiX/deb/ folder with the apt-notifier .deb and the .debs of it's dependencies (and now also anacron), which installs the apt-notifier package during the LiveUSB boot, but not everything seems to get completely configured, I found I needed to run `sudo dpkg --configure -a` in the terminal after getting to the desktop. It adds the following files (and maybe some others).... [SNIP]

Either of these commands also seem to fix problem with the missing /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/ files.

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sudo dpkg --configure apt-notifier
OR

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sudo bash /var/lib/dpkg/info/apt-notifier.postinst configure
I was planning on releasing a apt-notifier update this weekend, so with it I'll also add anacron as a dependency. There might still be some configuration issues though.
Well, I installed anacron from antiX's repos, but I had to refresh the repos before installing said package, so apt-notifier icon turned green anyway, so I won't be able to test whether the notifier will now run update checks on its own, until the next round of antiX updates.

BTW, I don't keep the MX repos enabled all the time, just in case it messes with the antiX packages.

I did check and my antiX /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/ folder already had the files you said were missing for you (but yours is a live running system).
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Re: MX(LX)Qt ??

#18 Post by rover » Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:25 am

@ asqwerth Ok i see . Thank you

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Re: MX(LX)Qt ??

#19 Post by rover » Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:50 pm

O.k. an update on the subject
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So i was able to find window decorations for openbox in
https://www.box-look.org/browse/cat/140/ord/latest/

and complete this part of the theme
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It also helps to install lxappearance , from lxde , but this a workaround that (as well as a number of other issues ) will be addressed by version 1.0

Concluding this experiment, lxqt needs some refining , but it's an interesting proposition , and well worth revisiting.

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Re: MX(LX)Qt ??

#20 Post by KBD » Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:04 pm

LXQt is one of the most interesting DE's. I sometimes worry that Gnome will do something really stupid with GTK and cause downstream problems. If so, having a lightweight QT desktop will be nice.

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