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Old 02-23-2005, 06:10 PM   #1
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Changing Default Desktop Environment from GNOME to Openbox!


Hi,

I would like to exclusively use the Openbox desktop environment with Fedora Core 3, however there are no available options to change this to my default. Since I am the only user of this machine, I prefer to have the system log my user in automatically (no login screen), and ideally I'd like to have it automatically log me into Openbox instead of GNOME.

Any ideas on how to do this?


Also, upon starting Openbox (either automatically or manually from the session tab of the login screen), I'd like to execute the following command each time I start it

# fbpanel; fbpanel -p launcher &

How would this be done?

Any help greatly appreciated, thanks a lot!

-marsupial
 
Old 02-23-2005, 07:16 PM   #2
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Have you tried switchdesk? "switchdesk openbox" perhaps? Or if you have the switchdesk GUI, just type "switchdesk", and choose the default.
 
Old 02-23-2005, 07:25 PM   #3
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thanks for the reply; openbox doesn't show up under the switchdesk menu. the way I get to openbox is selecting the Session tab in the login menu (which actually brings up a popup telling me that the way to change the default environment to openbox is by going to switchdesk even though openbox isn't there).

any other suggestions?

thanks

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Old 02-23-2005, 07:26 PM   #4
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Maybe not the most elegant way, but for fluxbox and FC I edited my .Xclients file, here is an example


.Xclients:
====================
xscreensaver &
gkrellm -w &
fbpager -w &

exec fluxbox
=====================

Actually just reread your post, this will just start fluxbox up as your wm after you log in. Although I think you can set your gdm or whatever its called to log in automatically
 
Old 02-23-2005, 09:41 PM   #5
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archdev, where is that file located?

could i set it up like you have it and just replace with openbox?

thanks
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Old 02-23-2005, 10:12 PM   #6
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ok i edited that file, I think i did it correctly, but it doesn't start openbox... i dont know exactly WHAT it starts, but it is not gnome or openbox, its some diagnostic or emergency type of thing I'm guessing.

anyway, pls help me
 
Old 02-24-2005, 12:26 AM   #7
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you know, you should be able to do it with ~/.xinitrc

Anyway, my .Xclients file is in my home directory ~/

you can call whatever programs you want followed by & before you call
Code:
exec openbox
If .Xclients doesnt work, try to just call these in your ~/.xinitrc file


##############
fbpanel & (or whatever you want to run at start up)
exec openbox
##############
 
Old 02-24-2005, 05:34 AM   #8
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i used ~/.Xclients

to automatically start openbox, load my fbpanels, and set the background image

just what i wanted!!!

ty so much : ))))

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Old 02-25-2005, 01:56 PM   #9
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I would like to do the same thing, but I am unable to locate that file.
Can you please help me out?
 
Old 02-26-2005, 01:40 AM   #10
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If it isnt there, just make one

in your user's home directory

Code:
vim .Xclients
 
  


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