LMDE Cinnamon/MATE 201204 works PERFECTLY with openbox

LMDE Cinnamon/MATE 201204 works PERFECTLY with openbox

Postby gothmog123 on Thu May 10, 2012 4:43 am

For the openbox fans:

It works perfectly on the new LMDE. Mint devs thank you and please keep it this way!

Basically nothing needs to be configured if you like the MATE applications. You have yourself a power manager, file manager, network manager, everything.

Just install and switch sessions and you're done!
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Re: LMDE Cinnamon/MATE 201204 works PERFECTLY with openbox

Postby Morrog on Thu May 10, 2012 7:25 am

cool! i was wondering about that, because as of now i still use GNOME2+openbox.
i suppose you just mean openbox works with MATE. i can imagine it doesn't go fairly well with Cinnamon.
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Re: LMDE Cinnamon/MATE 201204 works PERFECTLY with openbox

Postby gothmog123 on Thu May 10, 2012 7:28 am

No sorry, I guess it was unclear.

What I am doing is launching a standalone openbox session without mate.

I don't know about MATE plus openbox.

The mate apps like power manager and notifications just magically appear though and it's amazing. They don't need to be configured.
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Re: LMDE Cinnamon/MATE 201204 works PERFECTLY with openbox

Postby Morrog on Thu May 10, 2012 9:00 am

that is also cool :-) thank you for posting.
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Re: LMDE Cinnamon/MATE 201204 works PERFECTLY with openbox

Postby gothmog123 on Thu May 10, 2012 1:43 pm

no problem
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Re: LMDE Cinnamon/MATE 201204 works PERFECTLY with openbox

Postby rhodry on Thu May 10, 2012 10:44 pm

If you want some really nice configs & other info related to Openbox sessions, mosey on over to the Crunchbang Forums http://crunchbanglinux.org/forums/. It is based in Debian Stable so is pretty much 100% compatible with LMDE. Particularly, Tint2 is by far the most flexible panel application IMO.

Openbox flies on older hardware doesn't it? Adds years to an old machine's useful life. :)

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Re: LMDE Cinnamon/MATE 201204 works PERFECTLY with openbox

Postby Morrog on Fri May 11, 2012 3:48 am

rhodry wrote:Openbox flies on older hardware doesn't it? Adds years to an old machine's useful life. :)


it really does. and i particularly like the resizing features (growtoedge, movetoedge, etc). dynamic tiling whenever i want it, at the stroke of a key!
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Re: LMDE Cinnamon/MATE 201204 works PERFECTLY with openbox

Postby gothmog123 on Fri May 11, 2012 4:50 am

I was just wondering, can I remove mate and cinnamon and all their applications? (except maybe notification and power manager, I can't configure those by myself LOL)

RIght now I have a system like Swift LInux - superior hardware support and configuration thanks to Mint and the lightness of debian and openbox. But I have lots of bloated unnecessary packages.

If I remove everything, what is going to happen if I upgrade to UP5?
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Re: LMDE Cinnamon/MATE 201204 works PERFECTLY with openbox

Postby ChickenPie4Tea on Mon May 21, 2012 8:11 am

gothmog123 wrote:No sorry, I guess it was unclear.

What I am doing is launching a standalone openbox session without mate.

I don't know about MATE plus openbox.

The mate apps like power manager and notifications just magically appear though and it's amazing. They don't need to be configured.

Could you tell me how you installed openbox - from package manager?
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