Running openbox

All Gurus once were Newbies
Forum rules
There are no such things as "stupid" questions. However if you think your question is a bit stupid, then this is the right place for you to post it. Please stick to easy to-the-point questions that you feel people can answer fast. For long and complicated questions prefer the other forums within the support section.
Before you post please read this

Running openbox

Postby guice on Tue May 26, 2009 11:44 am

Hello!

I'm trying to run openbox instead of metacity while I'm also running the standard gnome desktop in Mint. I'm able to install it all (openbox, obmenu and obconf), but I basically have two problems:

Number one; Right clicking gives me the standard gnome/mint menu, I want the openbox-menu.

Number two; I don't know how to make openbox my standard WM when logging in (I'm using a graphical login).

Thanks in advance! :)
guice
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 9
Joined: Thu Mar 26, 2009 3:10 pm

Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.
 

Re: Running openbox

Postby Locrian on Tue May 26, 2009 6:36 pm

well the reason why you arnt getting the openbox menu is because of nautilus, to have openbox as default in your login hit sessions and select openbox.

I tried doing this before but finally gave up on it sense its a lot of trouble and installed the fluxbox community edition, it much better for learning how to think in box.
User avatar
Locrian
Level 2
Level 2
 
Posts: 77
Joined: Mon Oct 15, 2007 4:42 pm

Re: Running openbox

Postby MALsPa on Wed May 27, 2009 1:07 am

Here's a thread that might help regarding Nautilus taking over the desktop:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=351744

I use Konqueror instead of Nautilus anyway, so I'm having no problems. I think I read somewhere that when you start up Nautilus it starts up all the GNOME stuff and leads to problems. Refer to the thread above for more info.

Regarding making Openbox the default, I may be misunderstanding your set-up but here when I log into Openbox, I get the option of making it for this session only or making it the default session. What exactly happens when you log in and select Openbox?

As for Locrian's other comments, yes Openbox takes some work to get it set up to your liking, but once it's set up it's beautiful, definitely as cool as Fluxbox, if not better. I have it installed in Mint Elyssa as well as in Ubuntu Hardy. I've used Fluxbox a lot, too, and I love it, but I haven't tried the Fluxbox community edition. I would say keep on working with Openbox until you get it to work as you want, because it's worth the extra effort. And once you've gotten things squared away, if you've kept good notes, it's not so hard at all to do it the second time around. I used my notes from Hardy to install it and set it up in Elyssa, and it things went smoothly.
User avatar
MALsPa
Level 8
Level 8
 
Posts: 2026
Joined: Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:17 pm
Location: albuquerque

Re: Running openbox

Postby MALsPa on Wed May 27, 2009 1:10 am

Here's another web page that might help:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Repla ... ithOpenbox
User avatar
MALsPa
Level 8
Level 8
 
Posts: 2026
Joined: Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:17 pm
Location: albuquerque

Re: Running openbox

Postby guice on Wed May 27, 2009 6:23 am

Thanks people for the help, I think I have it running any minute now :D
guice
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 9
Joined: Thu Mar 26, 2009 3:10 pm


Return to Newbie Questions

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 26 guests