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Old 03-03-2010, 08:23 AM   #16
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Anticlimactic, but: You can install any Desktop or Window manager on any distro. The Arch repositories appear to have ALL of the WMs and DMs I have ever heard of.
 
Old 03-03-2010, 11:50 AM   #17
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Can I ask, why NOT openbox? IMO I've found Flux better than Black, but Open better than both. Open might lack the panel that comes with it, but I prefer that, just adding the tint2 bar or fbpanel to autostart on login to an Openbox session.
Doesn't Openbox use XML config files? I like the Fluxbox config files, they're dead easy to work with. I like tint2 better than the fluxbox toolbar, though.
 
Old 03-03-2010, 11:58 AM   #18
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Check it out

I suggest you either download many distros and put 'em all on usb or dvd and grab all the themes and config files you need

Or

I made a couple fluxbox distros
503box-Chrome and GDRCD fluxbox edition have alot of stuff i've taken from different distros
lots of fluxbox styles and configs
see these
http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Syste...86-53783.shtml

http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Syste...CD-53418.shtml

there here and check out both 503box rc1 & rc2 at bottom of page
http://multidistro.com/downloads/current/current.html

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Old 03-03-2010, 02:50 PM   #19
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I can't believe that no one has suggested Slackware yet. It has KDE and Fluxbox as standard packages. And yes, you can have dual-screens with Fluxbox as well as KDE.

*edit*
I just noticed how old this thread is...

Last edited by Chromezero; 03-03-2010 at 02:52 PM. Reason: Time...
 
Old 03-03-2010, 02:53 PM   #20
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AntiX comes with Icewm and Fluxbox out of the box and is based on Debian.
 
Old 03-04-2010, 09:50 AM   #21
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Doesn't Openbox use XML config files? I like the Fluxbox config files, they're dead easy to work with. I like tint2 better than the fluxbox toolbar, though.
Indeed it does, but most distros include obconf and obmenu in some form, which allows for easy editing of either in a graphic form. Of course, if you prefer to muck around in the actual files yourself, you're welcome to, but I always prefer to keep them around, as a kind of fail-safe I can use to check what I've done, and make sure what I've put in is correct, or fits in the correct value range.

Beyond that, once you have Openbox, tint2 and your menu setup the way you want, it's pretty much perfect - at least for me. Neat, lightweight, and everything right where I want it.
 
Old 03-12-2010, 04:34 PM   #22
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I have found fluxbox to be slightly less RAM intensive than openbox and just as responsive in opening apps from the menu. (This is on antiX)
 
Old 03-12-2010, 04:39 PM   #23
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This is a good site for wm's too
http://www.xwinman.org/index.php

JWM is best
 
  


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