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Old 10-31-2003, 04:35 PM   #16
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Look into usr/X11R6/bin/fluxbox-generate_menu - it's a shell script that'll set some stuff up. It may be run at install because I had crap in my Flux menu - most of my editing has been removing stuff. *g* The fluxbox man page is very detailed - it's a very simple syntax.

Basically:
Code:
[begin] (Menu Title)
    [submenu] (Section Title)
	[exec] (app name) {app/path}
	[nop] (whatever)
	[exec] (app name) {app/path}
    [end]
[end]
You just have an [definition] that must [end] with (names) that appear on the menu and launch {programs}. If you want a separator, do [nop] and fill in with (---) or (***) or whatever. There are other functions that you can check out, like handling styles directories, but that much will launch your apps.
 
Old 10-31-2003, 09:02 PM   #17
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ok i will look into it when i get this laptop
 
Old 11-01-2003, 12:29 AM   #18
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Documentation is included. 'man fluxbox' It is pretty staight forward:

[exec] (name_to_display_of_app) {path_to_app}
 
Old 11-01-2003, 09:14 AM   #19
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Quote:
Originally posted by J.W.
I disagree with the comments that Dropline will cause your Slack machine to transform into something strange and no longer familiar. Personally, I consider Dropline to be a hugely beneficial thing, which automatically installs a large number of common and popular packages, thus saving me a great deal of time and hassle. Additionally, now that Dropline includes Evolution, I'm in heaven. Obviously everyone will have their own individual point of view, but Dropline was a key step for me to finally remove XP from my machine, and I'd just like to toss in my 2 cents worth of positive feedback on Dropline. -- J.W.
I absolutely agree. I have been using Dropline for nearly a year now and am very impressed. It's a matter of personal preference - I don't think telling someone they "would be better off" going with the stock Slack Gnome is great advice; the version of Gnome is really irrelevant as long as it works and the user has no problems. Nuff said...

Paul
 
Old 11-01-2003, 06:52 PM   #20
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You obviously have know idea how dropline works, and the configuration files it overwrites. You should research it a little more.
 
Old 11-01-2003, 10:26 PM   #21
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Originally posted by hackers_
You obviously have know idea how dropline works, and the configuration files it overwrites. You should research it a little more.
Dude - I'm puzzled by the critical attitude. For me, I consider Dropline to be a really good thing, which significantly improves my rig. Sure, Dropline may modify certain configuration files, but at least from my point of view, I don't really care since the end result puts my machine in a better state than it was before, and with Dropline, I'm miles ahead of where I'd be without it. So I'm baffled why you seem to take such a harsh, negative stance against Dropline. I mean, if it caused something else to break in my system, Yes, I'd see your point, but that has never been the case, at least not for me. What exactly is so detrimental about using Dropline? All of my experience using it has only been positive. -- J.W.
 
Old 11-02-2003, 04:47 AM   #22
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I just want to add my support to DG! I have been a slackware and a linux user (had the chance to get hooked to slack right from the beginning :-) and struggled a lot from default desktop to get my favorite apps (evolution at the top of the list) to work.
Here is Dropline Gnome coming along. Run the installer and it is all there (and more). Sorry but I fail to see what is the donwside! But i am happy to be convinced if you can hackers_! Give me valid, verifiable arguments that DG messes with your system at the point that it is a noticeably inconvenient to use the system, to balance the advantages it brings!

Yeah, you are right, it is not the 'pure' Gnome as some menus are changed, pictures too, etc.. Nothing that you cannot undo anyway. But who cares. It looks better!

Just my take. I agree that people have different needs and therefore understand that DG is not for everybody...
L

Last edited by laurentbon; 01-03-2004 at 06:24 AM.
 
Old 11-02-2003, 04:47 AM   #23
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Originally posted by laurentbon
I just want to add my support to DG! I have been a slackware and a linux user (had the chance to get hooked to slack right from the beginning :-) for a couple of years and struggled a lot from default desktop to get my favorite apps (evolution at the top of the list) to work.
Here is Gnome coming along. Run the installer and it is all there (and more). Sorry but I fail to see what is the donwside! But i am happy to be convinced if you can hackers_! Give me valid, verifiable arguments that DG messes with your system at the point that it is a noticeably inconvenient to use the system, to balance the advantages it brings!

Yeah, you are right, it is not the 'pure' Gnome as some menus are changed, pictures too, etc.. Nothing that you cannot undo anyway. But who cares. It looks better!

Just my take. I agree that people have different needs and therefore understand that DG is not for everybody...
L
 
Old 11-02-2003, 05:31 AM   #24
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Yea, Dropline is a great thing IMHO. Gives me a nice, updated, feature rich, optimized GNOME version for my fast, stable Slackware. I really can't say the changes had any negative impact on my use of the system. I also would like to point out that I usually run -current, I updated immidiately when it was released, installed DG right away and had no problems whatsoever. Except I think nautilus crashed on me once, but it's been updated since. Oh, that's right, it overwrites gdm Init, PreSession etc. and I always put some bg colors and pics in there, but it's a 30 sec fix...
 
Old 11-02-2003, 02:56 PM   #25
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I am thinking about installing dropline, and I really want to know what it overwrites. I had it installed before I just re-installed my whole system. The only thing that I noticed was that I was unable to change my default x login session, usually I run pkgtool and do it through there, but obviously dlg had changed it.
I did like how it looked and it was nice to have all the programs there without me having to do it all manually. (For example I can't run totem at the moment because of some missing .so)
 
Old 12-24-2003, 12:37 PM   #26
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For me I didnt like how it took over my system, it gave me flashes of Windows, or maybe a better example would be AOL. It all of sudden acted as if it was my only Desktop Manager, my system wouldn't load any other desktop or window managers.

I perfer the standard gnome that comes on the CD. As far as packages, slapt-get got me Evolution and most others and I got some from linupackages.net.

For some Dropline might be great, for me it isn't.

To get back to standard gnome, I had to re-install Slack, that was the biggest complaint I had.

Netizen

Last edited by Netizen; 12-24-2003 at 12:40 PM.
 
Old 12-24-2003, 01:23 PM   #27
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I tried dropline on a fresh slack 9.1 install and didn't like it. I downloaded it and burnt it onto a cd, then reformated and did a pure dlg install (I didn't install any X stuff from the Slackware CDs), so it was about as clean as it could have been. It was all very nicely integrated, especially the multimedia stuff, but I found that being used to using KDE apps I didn't really like the interface, especially the fact that for the most part you can't configure toolbars. I'd also expected it to be fantastically stable but it wasn't, I still had the odd crash (on new and very fast hardware). I've used fluxbox in the past and really liked it, but at the moment I've actually gone back to KDE because I find I'm more productive with it (I use my box to make a living).
 
Old 12-25-2003, 12:21 AM   #28
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I just installed Dropline Gnome with it's dropline-installer. I'm on cable and it took about 1 hour to fully download and install. Once it was done, I rebooted and I had a new Weird GUI screen for picking my "session" and logging in. I used to have my Slackbox fire up into init: 3 and then I would do startx when I wanted to use KDE.

I just did this to see what this dropline thing was all about. First of all, I can't stand Gnome......and I think Dropline makes it worse.

So.......now I will reinstall Slackware 9.1 from scratch just to have a nice fresh box... YAY

My

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