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Old 04-13-2011, 04:17 PM   #1
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Help setting up Slackware with openbox, slim etc


Recently i've been using openbox wm only, along with tint2 and thunar as my file-manager, running on Crunchbang (debian).

Basically i want to do the same but with Slackware, So it will be 13.37 with the following :
Slim as login mananger
Openbox as wm
Thunar as file-manager
Tint2 as panel

I dont want xfce or KDE

i know i can get the packages for openbox, tint2, slim from slackbuilds but i need some help setting up slim and openbox to start after boot. Also thunar isnt on slackbulds, so i need to find out where it is on the slackware dvd if its on it.

i've done a few slackware installs before but they where just full installs with xfce and kde just.

Any help will be greatly appreciated, thanks

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Old 04-13-2011, 04:22 PM   #2
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Thunar is part of XFCE so it's included in the default (full) slackware install. I'd recommend doing a full install even though you're not going to use KDE or XFCE. Otherwise you might stumble upon some dependency problems at some point.

Here's a tutorial on how to set up Slim on Slackware:
http://www.slackwiki.org/SLiM

HTH
 
Old 04-13-2011, 04:25 PM   #3
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thnx 4 the link, il thinking of maybe having xfce to begin with then switching over to openbox,

i've been looking at the Wiki of Arch linux and they have some great documentation on slim and openbox, so il refer to them while i try and setup slackware.

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Old 04-13-2011, 04:31 PM   #4
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xwmconfig and select openbox-session. use this guide to configure openbox and tint2 https://urukrama.wordpress.com/openbox-guide/. use slackbuilds to install openbox , tint2 and conky http://slackbuilds.org/.
 
Old 04-13-2011, 04:34 PM   #5
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In Slackware, thunar is included in the xfce package, but can be used with any wm (for instance I can launch it under fluxbox).

To chose which wm to use, simply run the "xwmconfig" command. If openbox is installed you will be able to choose it.

For slim, I have no idea (anyhow I don't use a graphical login manager, I boot at runelevel 3 then I type "startx" to tart my wm).
 
Old 04-13-2011, 04:36 PM   #6
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Also, this is from the Slim's config file /etc/slim.conf
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sessions                  xfce4,icewm,wmaker,blackbox
The first one is the default session.


Being at the login prompt you can also change the session by pressing F1.
 
Old 04-13-2011, 04:37 PM   #7
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Thnx 4 the help guys, installing a full install atm, il let u knw how I get on
 
Old 04-14-2011, 08:09 AM   #8
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Decided just to use Slackware with KDE or xfce, ran into a few errors and just knew i was over my head lol

XFCE i like so im not too bothered, only wanted to see really how light my system could be with Slackware + openbox.

Anyway thanks again guys for the help
 
Old 06-21-2011, 01:34 PM   #9
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sorry to bump in this old thread, but I have enjoyed the combo of crunchbang which is openbox+tint2+conky. I will try to put this in practice after a full install in a different partition. It would be great to have a similar crunchbang like slack version without KDE.
 
Old 06-21-2011, 03:55 PM   #10
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sorry to bump in this old thread, but I have enjoyed the combo of crunchbang which is openbox+tint2+conky. I will try to put this in practice after a full install in a different partition. It would be great to have a similar crunchbang like slack version without KDE.
I've been playing with #! lately, too, and I like it's look, but Debian's configuration methods seem screwy when you're used to Slackware (or Arch). You could configure Openbox, tint2, and conky on Slackware to look like they do in #! by copying the #! directories from /etc/skel to your Slackware installation, or so I've read. You would probably need to use a different wallpaper, too, or copy them as well, but I don't know where they're located in #!. You can also find Openbox themes at box-look.org, and probably other places to which openbox.org could direct you.
 
Old 06-21-2011, 06:46 PM   #11
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sorry to bump in this old thread, but I have enjoyed the combo of crunchbang which is openbox+tint2+conky. I will try to put this in practice after a full install in a different partition. It would be great to have a similar crunchbang like slack version without KDE.
This is the setup I'm running at the moment. I did a full install of 13.37, then installed Openbox, tint2 and Conky. You can get everything you need through slackbuilds.org or using sbopkg.

Once installed you set 'openbox-session' to be the default through 'xwmconfig' and then configure everything in "~/.config/openbox" and "~/.config/tint2". There are a few guides to setting up tint2 and openbox (The Arch one is quite good).

You may also want to grab "gtk-chtheme" out of slackbuilds.org and set a gtk theme, then edit the resulting "~/gtk2.0-rc" file and add "gtk-icon-theme-name=tango" to make Thunar display proper icons.

Good luck
 
Old 06-22-2011, 03:12 AM   #12
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@D1ver

Thanks for your tips.

I was wondering how to reach the best openbox setup without installing KDE while having some KDE apps on board like K3b installed...I don't know if having kdelibs will be enough to run KDE apps without installing KDE..
 
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I was wondering how to reach the best openbox setup without installing KDE while having some KDE apps on board like K3b installed...I don't know if having kdelibs will be enough to run KDE apps without installing KDE..
You would find it a lot easier if you just do a full KDE install, even if you don't plan to run KDE itself. No KDE libraries will load until you run an application that requires them. Are you trying to fit Slackware into a limited space or something?
 
Old 06-23-2011, 03:26 AM   #14
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You would find it a lot easier if you just do a full KDE install, even if you don't plan to run KDE itself. No KDE libraries will load until you run an application that requires them. Are you trying to fit Slackware into a limited space or something?
Actually I am trying to set up Slackware at the best of my needs which is mostly for fun.

I just use three programs today, Word, Web and Photoshop. If I could get MS Office and Adobe Suite run perfectly in Slackware, I would probably would delete my win partition. Till than, I play by learning slackware/linux...

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Old 03-29-2012, 05:07 PM   #15
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This is really an interesting thread. I only regret that no one was able to give the complete recipe to install a crunchbang openbox type system on slackware. Crunchbang is really neat, fast and minimalistic.

Here is what I did and it works as I am writing from the openbox desktop:
1.1 Used a minimal slackware kde3 trinity desktop installation (porteus os), the login manager is **information to come**
1.2 Used the already included openbox de
1.3 Installed tint2 and missing libraries
1.4 Installed conky and missing libraries

The next steps would be:
2.1 To import crunchbang's settings. However, they are not located in the /etc/skel folder, as stated above:
"You could configure Openbox, tint2, and conky on Slackware to look like they do in #! by copying the #! directories from /etc/skel to your Slackware installation, or so I've read."
I imagine that with the ever evolving versions of crunchbang they are now elsewhere. In crunchbang /etc/skel folder, there are only empty folders.
2.2 To install the nitrogen package from which wallpapers are managed in crunchbang.

A tip to 2.2 importing crunchbang settings in slackware for a) openbox and for b) tint2 would be really helpfull.

Thanks.

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