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Post by OU812 » 21. Nov 2009, 17:54

Hello. I chose the full install on my laptop, but I'm thinking of doing a base install on my older desktop. I'd like to use rox + fluxbox since pcmanfm and fluxbox don't play nicely if pcmanfm manages the desktop. Or please point me to a stable package. Thanks for considering!

http://roscidus.com/desktop/ROX-Filer

john

P.S. I wouldn't go crazy with a full-on rox desktop - perhaps the filer, pinboard, roxterm, and a nice app or two.

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Re: ROX

Post by gapan » 21. Nov 2009, 19:36

Why don't you use pcmanfm, but not let it manage your desktop? That's what I do in e16 and it works great.
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Re: ROX

Post by gapan » 21. Nov 2009, 20:24

Re-reading your post I realize that you probably do want the file manager to manage your desktop. :shock:

In that case, may I suggest nautilus instead? Rox-filer is really fast, but I don't think it has a way of managing removable drives, does it? Anyway, if you look at the rox-filer sourceforge page, you'll find a binary that you can put in /opt and run from there using the provided AppRun script, or you can even get the source tarball which compiles and runs in exactly the same way (running AppRun).
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Re: ROX

Post by OU812 » 21. Nov 2009, 20:50

You're right about the removable media problem. I'll probably go with pcmanfm and have feh or nitrogen manage the backdrops. Thanks.

john

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Re: ROX

Post by thenktor » 22. Nov 2009, 16:07

OU812 wrote:since pcmanfm and fluxbox don't play nicely if pcmanfm manages the desktop.
This is true. Another option would be openbox+pcmanfm+tint2.
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Re: ROX

Post by OU812 » 22. Nov 2009, 16:44

Another option would be openbox+pcmanfm+tint2.
Tried that with !# linux. I'm sorry to say that it didn't do anything for me.

I had fb + pcmanfm + fbpanel for awhile. I customized fb panel to have a few icons and a pager (I got this idea since fbpager seems broken in debian). After awhile I removed fbpanel from fb's startup because I really got into the simplicity of fb.

Great suggestions! Thanks.

john

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