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Exton|OS Light Live CD 64 bit with Openbox 3.5.2 :: build 140524

Posted 05-24-2014 at 03:12 PM by exton (Exton's Blog)

I’ve made a new extra version of Exton|OS with only a minimum of packages pre-installed. Among them a terminal emulator (LXTerminal), a Web Browser (Chromium), PCManFM (file manager), NetworkManager and Synaptic (Package Manager). I give you the pleasure of installing all extra packages you need after a hard disk installation of Exton|OS Light. Use Synaptic for that. You can of course also install new packages while running the system live (from CD/USB stick), but nothing will be saved after a reboot....
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The "DE" environment variable affects xdg-open settings/behavior

Posted 05-16-2014 at 06:32 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)

I once saw someone who had "export DE=openbox", and so I changed accordingly, it was "kde" before, even though I'm on Openbox.

But now I realize that it affects things like xdg-open, which is set by configurations that I think aim to set almost-universal file associations. I think that perhaps Openbox "doesn't even count" as a DE to the related settings, so the result is that, for example, you can't open some stuff with the associated app from google...
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Ditch Deja Vu Sans Condensed, use Liberation Sans, and be happy

Posted 03-09-2013 at 06:01 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 03-09-2013 at 06:02 PM by the dsc (gruesome spelling mistake)

I used to like the condensed variant of Deja Vu, which is the default font (in the regular variation) for many linux distributions/DEs I guess. I've always disliked the regular variant, I find it too wide, while the condensed is very nice to look at. It's quite a hassle to actually use it everywhere though, either the font is buggy, or the apps that read it are buggy. I think it's the former as other fonts with two "nested subtypes/variants" work (such as liberation). The GUI settings...
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Wacom tablet and the "keepshape" option, on openbox

Posted 11-21-2012 at 09:54 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 11-21-2012 at 09:59 PM by the dsc

On KDE you can set "keepshape" on "systemsettings", but apparently there's no way to do it in any other DE. The proper way to have "keepshape" working does not seem to work on Debian Wheezy (setting it on xorg.conf.d/50-wacom.conf). The "standard" alternatives are a static xorg.conf, and perhaps figuring hal/udev rules, which I don't know how to do.

Another way to do it is via xsetwacom, explicitly setting the active area along the lines of:...
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Commanding openbox through scripts or command line

Posted 10-19-2011 at 10:03 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 10-19-2011 at 10:05 PM by the dsc
Tags openbox, rants

Is it possible? If it is, it's not obvious in any way, nor documented in the manual.

I think that would be an interesting feature if it currently lacks it. I don't really know, but I think it wouldn't be so much of a huge thing to implement the possibility of running commands such as "openbox-command menu-id-whatever" to make a given menu pop-up; or "openbox-command nexdesktop" so a script could move the view to a different desktop (but perhaps it can be done with...
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