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Old 11-09-2012, 03:14 PM   #1
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Configure tint2 panel and transparent console on openbox


I have installed openbox from slackbuilds.org for 13.37.
I was new in box wm and used to have got kde in the past in which I
didn't have to configure anything but, now I seem to be on my own.
Please help me set few things on openbox such as a system tray on
panel in which I can put volume control, pastebin etc.(as kde keeps
these icons on the left side of the panel) and I would like
to have a transparent console.


I have installed tint2 panel and using with it's default
configuration. I also tried to install nitrogen but failed.
There is not much slack specific openbox tutorial so it's being
difficult to config it.

I have learnt a lot while configuring openbox, specially the nuance
of X. I've come across an openbox desktop picture that looks wonderful.
http://www.linuxandlife.com/2011/08/how-to-make-terminal-permanently.html

Please tell me how I could make at least the tint2 panel like that
of the pic. I have also tried to make transparent console but
couldn't as lxterminal and terminator, both console don't seem to
read conf files as they supposed to read - according to the tutorial.

Thank you.

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Old 11-09-2012, 03:36 PM   #2
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Don't the instructions at the tint2 website help?
 
Old 11-09-2012, 05:41 PM   #3
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13 pages of ideas to go through

http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic.php?id=3232

google code page

http://code.google.com/p/tint2/wiki/Configure

Openbox tutorial blog

http://urukrama.wordpress.com/openbox-guide/

Good Luck with it.

Edit. GUI tint2 tool

http://code.google.com/p/tintwizard/

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...0/#post4548959

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Old 11-10-2012, 02:54 AM   #4
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Don't the instructions at the tint2 website help?
Yes. It can be of a great help (in fact I'm using my panel of which I copied tint2rc from here but, right now I need to install at least a volume control and xclipboard as these are the most essential for me.

I tried to say I was a bit exhausted by experimenting with openbox where panel issue added a little misery. I got confused by the google code but I will read it and tackle the issue.

Thank you.

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Old 11-10-2012, 11:44 AM   #5
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Thank you very much.
Great site. I have just started using a tint2 conf
file from here and planning to use more when I get a grip
on it. My tint2 panel is now slightly better but yet to
set vol control & xclip.

urukama's tutorial I previously tried but faced the same
problem what I faced while seeing google code page, being a complete
noob in WM, I can't figure out what I need to download and install.
It is a bit dated too. As for an example, I can't understand the difference between panel, taskbar and systray.

Thanks again for titntwizard script. I haven't yet used it 'cause I
don't know the basics.

Any tip for transparent console. I can't make lxterminal and terminator transparent.
 
Old 11-10-2012, 06:22 PM   #6
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I run either rox terminal or evilvte instead of lxterminal. Both are easier to set transperacy with in prefernces.

Attachment 11201

It is a fake transperacy though. You might want to look at using Guake or tilda.

Guake came preinstalled on my Semplice Linux Install which runs openbox also.

http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic.php?id=1003

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Old 11-11-2012, 02:26 PM   #7
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Hi,

Thank you for your tip. I installed evilvte but it also failed.
Now I have installed Urxvt and got transparency and I have had to install xcompmgr and feh. Couple of issues are there but I have
to sort out these problems.

Thank you.

P.S. Now I am going to configure tint2 panel so planning to
google code page.
 
Old 11-12-2012, 02:33 PM   #8
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rokytnji

Huge apologies with lot of thanks.
I have done it. I apologies because,
as you had suggested to read urukrama's blog

,
I should have read it carefully. Another major issue was,
root menu was failing to find binaries so I again followed
the blog and got menumaker, a python script which created
root menu with all the installed packages.

That was of a great help, great help.

Thank you with due apology
 
  


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