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Old 09-01-2013, 06:20 PM   #1
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can't get openbox to start tint2 and xcompmgr like it says in the OB wiki


So I'm using a few things as a guide: archwiki for openbox,tint2, and xinitrc, the openbox wiki on configuration and autostart, and my prior experience with openbox. None of it is helping with this issue.

I using slackware 14 with OB 3.5, and I set up my xinit according to those (exec openbox-session) and autostart file according to the wiki:
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##Programs that will run after OB starts
#set wallpaper
hsetroot ~/pictures/my_wallpaper.jpg &

#everyone needs compositing!
xcompmgr -c -t-5 -l-5 -r-5 -o.55 -f &

#latin characters aren't enough!
scim -d &

#a simple panel
tint2 &
but it isn't launching tint2, xcompmgr, or setting the wallpaper. I can launch those after openbox-session is started, but that's really inconvenient. I was hoping to use the autostart because it's cleaner. Does anyone have some insight into this?
 
Old 09-02-2013, 12:42 PM   #2
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Where is your autostart file located and what filename have you given it?
Try putting the autostart file in;
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~/.config/openbox
Here is another thread on openbox with Slackware that may provide some tips or clues.
 
Old 09-02-2013, 10:06 PM   #3
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That's where the file is located. I wound up figuring it out just a little while ago: my .xinitrc was bloated with useless code that was generated with xwmconfig (slackware's windowmanager chooser, automagically creates an xinitrc for your choice of WM). Thanks for the thread though!
 
  


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