Window Managers

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Window Managers

Post by ggordon » 12. Oct 2011, 21:05

Like to see a version with awesome wm, dwm, pekwm or one of the other regular versions with an alternate login, say Fluxbox and dwm.....or maybe a short tutorial on adding another wm to an existing version of Salix.


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Re: Window Managers

Post by GJones » 13. Oct 2011, 03:00

Well there is the Fluxbox version...

That said it's pretty easy to do it yourself. Especially with Salix KDE. You just install the new window manager, log out, and log back in using the new WM as the default, and most stuff (e.g. Dolphin's drive mounting) works out of the box. Suspend may require some scripts (or sudo hackery), the available battery monitors are very much overkill, and menu generation may be a bit of a problem depending on the WM; but generally it's quite easy.

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Re: Window Managers

Post by thenktor » 13. Oct 2011, 07:48

ggordon wrote:Like to see a version with awesome wm, dwm, pekwm or one of the other regular versions with an alternate login, say Fluxbox and dwm.....
I don't know what you mean :?
ggordon wrote:or maybe a short tutorial on adding another wm to an existing version of Salix.
Just use slapt-get or slapt-src to install a WM of your liking, e.g.:

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slapt-get -u
slapt-get -i openbox
As most window managers are quite simple you may want to add a file manager and panel, e.g.:

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slapt-get -i pcmanfm tint2
Of course you can use any other file manager like dolphin or thunar, too (they come with KDE and Xfce version).

Last but not least you have to configure your WM settings to autostart stuff like the panel, but that depends on the WM, e.g. for openbox there is a file autostart.sh in $HOME/.config/openbox.
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Re: Window Managers

Post by ggordon » 13. Oct 2011, 13:21

OK....doesn't sound real difficult....just thought it might be interesting to have a version of Salix that offered more than one wm at login time.......I'm sure its been done already in some distro's......and don't think dwm or awesome are even in the repository...think pekwm is there and I guess ratpoison could be added to....say...Fluxbox version...


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Re: Window Managers (Fluxbox reviews)

Post by thenktor » 11. Nov 2011, 08:29

Tyee1 wrote:considering it’s a community release.
Nobody get's paid for the job, so all releases actually are community releases ;)
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Re: Window Managers

Post by Chokapic » 31. Dec 2011, 05:53

Hi everybody !
I have a problem with starting JWM by Slim DM. I checked to have well "exec /usr/bin/jwm" in my home's .xinitrc but without any success by Slim.
Is someone have an idea of the right command ? Thanks.
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Re: Window Managers

Post by Chokapic » 1. Jan 2012, 02:37

Bonne année à tout le monde ! :D
Bien j'ai trouvé une première solution pour démarrer Jwm via GDM. L'erreur affichée dans ~/.xsession-errors était :
"/usr/bin/jwm: error while loading shared librairies: libjpeg.so.62 cannot open shared object file: no such file or directory."
J'ai trouvé la solution ici pour toute autre chose : http://salixos.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=5902 :?
Il suffit de taper en root la commande suivante : ln -s /usr/lib/libjpeg.so.8 /usr/lib/libjpeg.so.62
Et well, çà fonctionne impeccable. :!:
Merci à gapan pour son astuce concernant Google-Chrome qui va bien aussi pour Jwm. :mrgreen:
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