Minimal installation with Openbox?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: June 15, 2012
How do I do a minimal installation of Ubuntu and add Openbox? I want to try Ubuntu without the extra fat, kinda doing a minimalistic, simple stup a-la Crunchbang. Is it as simple as making a minimal installaiton and then sudo apt-get install openbox ?
Thanks for all your help.
Linux on old computer(Lubuntu with Openbox)
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: April 29, 2013
I want to revive an old pc P2-P3 don't know the model(it is not for me and the ideea just poped in my head) of it around 128 or 256 MB of ram.The point is that the person is old and is using computer just for documenting on things,most for history and I am thinking of installing lubuntu with openbox,is it ok if I use it this way?I want to get as much "juice" from the pc as I can get.
Getting Conky to play nice with openbox and pcmanfm
location: linuxquestions.com - date: January 17, 2014
I just installed Arch Linux on my netbook. I'm using Openbox like many other Arch users, and I use pcmanfm as my file manager and to display the desktop icons. I'm trying to get Conky to work, but I keep having problems. I can tweak the settings all I want, but Conky keeps disappearing either when I click the desktop or minimize all windows. In the .conky.rc file, there are four lines that control it's window management:
[SOLVED] Help with openbox menu!
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: December 17, 2008
When I installed openbox last time, I automatically got a submenu in my openbox menu which listed all my apps. Now when I reinstalled ubuntu (and openbox), I automagically don't have that menu.
After some RTFMing (the F stands for fine- in case anybody wonders), I find that I have a submenu in my ~/.config/openbox/menu.xml file called debian as shown below:
<!-- This requires the presence of the 'menu' package to work -->
<menu id="Debian" />
but for some reason the submenu is not showing. As far as I can recall there was a link to some file in the above line in my previous openbox install. But I can't seem to remember the file that the link pointed to.
So, now you know what the problem is, can someone please help me figure out where I'm going wrong.
I have already tried:
and of course I have the menu package installed.
Many thanks in advance
[SOLVED] Help with preparing desktop with Openbox, etc.
location: linuxquestions.com - date: September 13, 2011
After installing Debian Squeeze from net-install image, I want to try Openbox this time and would definitely appreciate to know as to what packages should be installed to get a usable desktop.
I installed minimal in the virtualbox and fiddled around there and noted that I needed xorg and not xorg-xserver-core as it continiously reported "display environment variable something...." when I "Startx" 'ed.
And which file manager do you prefer with Openbox? I liked thunar with xfce. But when I tried to install it with aptitude it showed that it would pull "Xfce-panel" and other things which I wouldn't want. So. how do you install thunar minimally?
And what do you use for a panel and system tray? I found tint2 to be quite a beautiful and good bar to use....
Sorry for bombarding with questions.
[SOLVED] Help setting up Slackware with openbox, slim etc
location: linuxquestions.com - date: April 12, 2011
Recently i've been using openbox wm only, along with tint2 and thunar as my file-manager, running on Crunchbang (debian).
Basically i want to do the same but with Slackware, So it will be 13.37 with the following :
Slim as login mananger
Openbox as wm
Thunar as file-manager
Tint2 as panel
I dont want xfce or KDE
i know i can get the packages for openbox, tint2, slim from slackbuilds but i need some help setting up slim and openbox to start after boot. Also thunar isnt on slackbulds, so i need to find out where it is on the slackware dvd if its on it.
i've done a few slackware installs before but they where just full installs with xfce and kde just.
Any help will be greatly appreciated, thanks
Minimal install with Openbox questions
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: July 1, 2010
I am trying to go through a minimal install of Ubuntu and add openbox on my netbook but am unsure of where to go after getting the main items that I know about installed.
Here is where I am at:
I installed xorg openbox menu tint2 thunar xterm with the no install recommends option
From here I am a little lost on where to go next I like not having the graphical login and do not mind having to type startx to begin the openbox session. I know how to configure openbox and tint2. What I would like to get up and going is:
1. wireless connection (wpa encryption) - I assume wireless-tools and network-manager are the packages needed for this??
2. system update program from standard desktop install
3. Not sure what else I would need
Also what items will I need in the openbox autostart script so that wireless, update service, etc startup automatically or do these items even get placed in the openbox autostart script.
thanks for any help
Docky with openbox
location: linuxquestions.com - date: September 18, 2013
I was folowing this tutorial and installed openbox :
I went through these steps:
Is anyone using Wily with Openbox?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: August 5, 2015
Is anyone using Wily with Openbox WM?
Works very well with kernel 184.108.40.206-generic. I had a problem with Lxapperance and Lxkeypad, but are resolved now, thanks to Sudodus.
When dist-upgraded, the kernel 220.127.116.11-generic, X didn't start, so I looked in the /boot folder. The upgrade process had not given read-only permission for the Group and Others, so I opened /boot as root and gave those permissions, and the kernel booted up quite nicely.
Ubuntu Wily base, Openbox, Compton, Xfce4-mixer, Xfce4-power-manager, Xfce4-terminal, Xfce4-volumed, network-manager-gnome, Policykit1-gnome, Conky, Tint2 and some apps. I haven't installed LibreOffice, Vlc, Gimp or Wine yet, but have installed Skype.
Have a look,
Display Problems with Xorg and Openbox
location: linuxquestions.com - date: August 1, 2008
I am trying to run Openbox, but whenever I type openbox or openbox-session, it comes up with this error:
Openbox-Message: Failed to open the display from the DISPLAY environment variable.
I looked around, and most people say that you need to install xorg. I already have it installed, and I am still getting that error. I get similar errors whenever I try to use awesome and gnome-session. All of them say they can't open the display. (side-note: I am running Arch Linux.)
I've been searching for a solution for quite some time, and I'm going to continue doing so, but I thought I might post to see if someone could save me some time.
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