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Old 02-02-2019, 08:46 PM   #1
BlushBerry
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Question Openbox not making a folder on MXLinux in /home/<user>/.config


I installed openbox on MXLinux and it did not create it's default configuration files in the .config folder. I first used Openbox on Arch Linux, Is it perhaps different on debian? Or did something go wrong?

Version: Linux Helios 4.19.0-1-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.19.5-2~mx17+1 (2018-12-12) x86_64 GNU/Linux
 
Old 02-02-2019, 09:00 PM   #2
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I've found that it's just easier to own the files directly in the root folder and create a symbolic link into .config

If there is a better way to do this let me know.
 
Old 02-02-2019, 09:31 PM   #3
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There was nothing in ~/.config back when I installed Openbox in Debian Stretch (which the current MX is mostly based on), so I simply copied the /etc/xdg/openbox directory to ~/.config.
 
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Old 02-03-2019, 09:20 AM   #4
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I simply copied the /etc/xdg/openbox directory to ~/.config.
Isn't this what the Arch Openbox wiki offer to do? But some distros do create them on default install.
 
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I've found that it's just easier to own the files directly in the root folder and create a symbolic link into .config

If there is a better way to do this let me know.
since you asked.
  • i don't know what "it's just easier to own the files directly in the root folder" means. you certainly shouldn't mess around in /etc.
  • "create a symbolic link into .config" sounds doable. but then you cannot change anything, no themes, no custom menus...

i think what m.a.l.'s pa suggested is more realistic.
 
  


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