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OpenBox Re-spin

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Re: OpenBox Re-spin

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Post by JayM » Wed May 15, 2019 10:22 pm

manyroads wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 9:52 pm
Once I get a good openbox install I'll build the same thing on antiX... along with iceWM. I really am not a fan of fluxbox and jwm is ok but I leave that to others. The same with 32-bit. Not my cup of tea. :p
That's a shame. 32-bit systems would probably benefit the most by having a lighter-weight desktop that still looks well.
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Re: OpenBox Re-spin

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Post by manyroads » Thu May 16, 2019 8:12 am

This is the first release candidate version of MX-Openbox (18.2). Features of this version include:

-- xfdesktop (Desktop icons & wallpaper management)
-- Thunar integration and file management
-- Openbox keybindings (listed on the Desktop via Conky)
-- Significant Conky presence on the Desktop
-- Memory footprint of about 285MB
-- Extensive Desktop eye-candy (compositor, icons, themes)
-- Tint2 integration on the dekstop for panle & taskbar management
-- Menus include obmenu & xfce menus (via right mouse-click on the Desktop wallpaper)
-- synapse semantic launcher integration
-- Chromium, Thunderbird, Geany, Mousepad, Conky-manager, LightDM installed and linked to the Openbox environment
-- obmenu-generator/ obmenu implementation
-- ~20 wallpapers installed and available. xfdesktop allows for random wallpaper appearance.

If there are items you'd like added to the environment, please let me know. I, also, would appreciate reports of bugs or glitches (I'm sure they are there.).

Desktop Screenshots (4)
https://ibb.co/2Fks7Jk
https://ibb.co/qdtMVp0
https://ibb.co/0nrbfz3
https://ibb.co/R7fHZ95

The Current download may be accessed here:
http://treemagic.org/MX%20Desktops/MX-Openbox-rc
Last edited by manyroads on Sun May 19, 2019 2:48 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: OpenBox Re-spin

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Post by gosia » Fri May 17, 2019 4:33 pm

Hello manyroads,
First of all, my English isn't that good, I hope you understand me anyway.

Great work, thank you so much. I installed Openbox-RC1 in a VM and am very happy. I found only small problems:
  • Conky doesn't start automatically, is that what you want?
  • Menu "Accessories" -> "MX Updater" is available twice and doesn't work (/usr/bin/apt-notifier-unhide-icon doesn't exist)
  • Menu "Other": all items report only the Openbox error "Text was empty (or contained only space)".
The rest are just personal preferences that you can set yourself, e.g. the browser (I don't like Chrome). And background pictures together with Conky, that seldom fits. Often Conky is hard to read. But this is just a question of personal preference.

many greetings gosia

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Re: OpenBox Re-spin

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Post by manyroads » Fri May 17, 2019 6:46 pm

gosia wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 4:33 pm
Hello manyroads,
First of all, my English isn't that good, I hope you understand me anyway.
[...]
  • Conky doesn't start automatically, is that what you want?
  • Menu "Accessories" -> "MX Updater" is available twice and doesn't work (/usr/bin/apt-notifier-unhide-icon doesn't exist)
  • Menu "Other": all items report only the Openbox error "Text was empty (or contained only space)".
[...]
Your English is just fine. If German is your native tongue, I work well in that language... :lipsrsealed:

Conky should have started autmatically. There should be a conky-startup.sh symlink that points to the .conky file folder and starts. It worked for me in my testing. Please check that out.
As for MX Links in the obmenu they are all mal-formed and do not function correctly. I'm not certain what can be done. If you right-click on the Desktop you'll see the xfce menu default, those should all function. I'm uncertain how to reconcile the two menus.
The wallpapers work fine for me, but my screen is 1920 wide... you will need a flat dark background in order to get things functioning nicely on your screen, from the sounds of it.

Here are some excellent sources for wallpapers (all are free) :crossfingers:
http://pixabay.com
http://pxhere.com
http://wallpaperplay.com/board/debian-wallpapers
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Re: OpenBox Re-spin

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Post by old_guy » Fri May 17, 2019 7:14 pm

manyroads
Conky doesn't start on the live iso because:

demo@mx1:~
$ ls -l
total 0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 demo demo 39 May 15 20:14 conky-startup.sh -> /home/manyroads/.conky/conky-startup.sh

you have the link pointing to /home/manyroads

and conky-startup.sh shows:
sleep -5s
killall conky
cd "/home/manyroads/.conky/ManyRoads-Multi-Conky"
conky -c "/home/manyroads/.conky/ManyRoads-Multi-Conky/.OpenBox-KeyBindings" &
cd "/home/manyroads/.conky/ManyRoads-Multi-Conky"
conky -c "/home/manyroads/.conky/ManyRoads-Multi-Conky/.conkyrc" &

your /etc/skel is the same - need to change from /home/manyroads to /home/$USER

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Re: OpenBox Re-spin

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Post by kmathern » Fri May 17, 2019 7:43 pm

gosia wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 4:33 pm
[*]Menu "Accessories" -> "MX Updater" is available twice and doesn't work (/usr/bin/apt-notifier-unhide-icon doesn't exist) ...
I just downloaded manyroad's iso. Looking at it it looks like the apt-notifier package has been removed but one of it's .desktop files, /etc/xdg/autostart/mx-updater-autostart-xdg.desktop, is still installed. I think if you remove that file the MX Updater menu entries should go away.

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Re: OpenBox Re-spin

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Post by manyroads » Fri May 17, 2019 9:09 pm

Thank you for the insights. I'll do what I can. So far nothing sounds too hard. :happy:

Edit:
Here are a pile of debian wallpapers that should work.
http://treemagic.org/debian_wallpapers.tar.gz

I will likely include them in the next install.
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Re: OpenBox Re-spin

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Post by manyroads » Sat May 18, 2019 12:35 pm

For those who like openbox, you probably remember #! (crunch bang). Well I thought that it might be fun to name this 'for fun' openbox respin.

I have something(s) to start it off... but I'd like other pithy, clever suggestions as well. If we get a few good ones, I'll make a poll to decide.

My criteria for the name is that it be easily represented using a couple of mathematical or computer science symbols, like #!

Here are a couple candidates to kick things off:

(mx,ob) it is the "open" interval of mx to openbox.
mx^ob is the logical conjuntion of mx & openbox
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Re: OpenBox Re-spin

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Post by manyroads » Sun May 19, 2019 2:53 pm

Hello all.

I have fixed all reported bugs (by my testing) and changed the wallpapers to be more screen-size independent. Unless I hear otherwise, I think this release is very close to being 'ready for prime-time'.

You may download the current RC from here (it should be uploaded/available about 1930 UTC today 19 May 2019) :

http://treemagic.org/MX%20Desktops/MX-Openbox-rc
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Re: OpenBox Re-spin

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Post by old_guy » Sun May 19, 2019 4:49 pm

manyroads
Just downloaded rc2 and installed to Virtualbox.
You fixed the conky startup, but the info it shows???

System Information
User:mark@xxxxxx

Disk USE
System SSD

NETWORK
WAN IP XXXXXXXXXX

Info needs to be deleted from somewhere.

Also for Thunar to Browse Network I had to install gvfs-backends

Will continue to look through it - keep up the good work.

Earl

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