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(sorry if this is mainly a cut and paste from here but it's very hard to find the words for saying the same things twice )
hi, finally found the time to work a little on this: I've prepared a second round of slackbuilds and packages based mainly on the git version of the various components (many improvements in there).
hope I haven't missed anything of the things spotted (still have to do experiments with suspend).
maybe is better if I just cut and paste from the README.txt of the download folder
LXDE for slackware current
many of the slackbuilds here are from alien bob's repository and slackbuilds.org
I simply adapted/updated some things to build on current and added some others.
You can check the build scripts used in the "build" folder:
LXDE.SlackBuild is the script to launch (it uses a build queue, it's a modified
version of kde build script).
I updated the version of the stuff beyond the latest stable packages on sourceforge, as on git there's lotta new interesting stuff going on:
- new libfm and pcmanfm with automounting/udisks support
- new lxappearance (this is version 2, renamed in the build script)
- many translation and other updates
How to use:
* install the packages for your architecture:
- the i486 ones if you are running slackware-current
- the x86_64 ones if you are running slackware64-current
packages are UNTESTED on 13.1 (but, who knows, they might work ;) )
* be sure to have installed the packages tango-icon-theme (for the default
desktop icons/menu theme), vte (for lxterminal), atk, glib, pango, cairo and
gtk+2 from the official slackware repository (obviously also X packages :P).
* run xwmconfig as user and choose the lxde session.
* start/restart X.
* if you want to run lxdm as the session manager (optional) apply the patch that you can
find in this directory (instructions are inside the patch itself) to
these packages include *one* update of the standard slackware packages, glib2,
but unfortunately is needed for the new libfm.
if you find any problems report them on this linuxquestion thread:
I'm only a little disappointed for having to upgrade glib2 but, you know, it's testing stuff
soon I'll try to do branches about these packages on my slackbuilds.org fork so I can use this stuff in my sbopkg queue: for eric scripts I think I'll do a first commit in the corresponding branch adding the original script and a second one with the modified version (I tried to follow the autotools-template).
you can find on the download page also a .tar of the build folder (with the sources folder and links in the slackbuilds folders too, for easy self-building).
don't know if you've tried yet (and also if you're using current) but I would try upgrading glib2 (as I wrote some posts ago).
or rebuild the stuff you want from the build.tar (it can be you need all of the packages so you simply launch ./LXDE.SlackBuild from the uncompressed build folder).
tnx for the hint, linus, but can't follow that way: pcmanfm-mod looks fine (it has many interesting new stuff), but it won't support udisks
@robby: until glib2 won't get updated in mainline these are surely not suitable for SBo
I think I'll wait a little, then maybe I'll simply switch to building pcmanfm with support for gnome-vfs instead of udisks, if not they can't go in 13.1 repo, maybe I'll add a note about this in the README: any hint is much appreciated.
Thanks for the updates! I had encountered a problem while updating pcmanfm, for some reason it didn't automatically launch the desktop manager. I had to modify /etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE/autostart and add the argument --desktop to the line with pcmanfm for that to work.
Furthermore, I get a "No authorization" error message when trying to mount a USB pen drive. Apparently this has something to do with policykit, but everything I googled hasn't helped. Any ideas?
maybe these are only problems related to old configuration files: the new lxde-common package should have installed an /etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE/autostart.new file that has to be manually moved to /etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE/autostart.
to mount usb drives you need also from standard slackware ConsoleKit, polkit and polkit-gnome, and your user has to be in group plugdev.
relaunch also xwmconfig so that it will rewrite your xinitrc for lxde, "ck-launch-session startlxde" should be in there.