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Thanks for the responce, I have lxde installed as well.
But I have not(did not realise) been able to edit the menu sufficiently to add the progs I generally use.
LXDE is nice, it's working fine, but It is listed on the login page along with kde4, openbox, blackbox.
So, I thought they were separate. I can navigate with middle-click to change desktops 1-6, and I can use the shell to launch programs.
I've been trying to install some openbox apps by source, but I get hungup on (invisible) deps.
not too many rpm's out there, that install with out complaints.
Mandriva have added openbox to the repos, but it's bare bones. (It is supposed to be, I know, but...)
I'm still working on it. I'm using it (openbox) exclusively atm.
My experience is if rpms complain (missing dependencies?) installing from source will be even worse. Have you tried su'ing to root in a terminal and typing: urpmi bbrun? I just did that and it installed in about two seconds. Whatever dependencies you're missing urpmi will find and ask you if it's okay to install them, too. If you answer yes (i.e. y <enter>) it installs them all -- bam -- just like that. I have to confess I couldn't find libtt0 listed as something bbrun needs, or at all, for that matter. Which library is it? I'm running 2010.0, by the way. I'm waiting for 2010.1 to get to beta before installing. I've got my own issue, which is gnome locking out anything other than metacity as its friggin window manager. Grrr. (I want sawfish.)