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deadlySniper
July 6th, 2008, 06:53 AM
What Open Box do I use if I want to use it. KDE or GNOME

jw5801
July 6th, 2008, 07:01 AM
openbox is a window manager, it could be used to replace the native window managers in either KDE or Gnome, or it could be used as it's own desktop environment (completely seperate to KDE or Gnome or Xfce).

akiratheoni
July 6th, 2008, 07:43 AM
You could use it instead of metacity and use it alongside KDE or GNOME, but personally I don't feel you're getting the optimal speed if you're doing that... use it standalone without KDE or GNOME and you'll get incredible speeds out of it.

deadlySniper
July 6th, 2008, 07:55 AM
so it doesnt matter which file I download

jw5801
July 6th, 2008, 07:57 AM
Please give more detail in your posts. What files are you looking at, and where are you looking at them?

deadlySniper
July 6th, 2008, 08:08 AM
http://icculus.org/openbox/index.php/Main_Page which would I use

akiratheoni
July 6th, 2008, 08:11 AM
so it doesnt matter which file I download

Why are you looking at files?

Here's a tutorial I made awhile ago, hopefully it'll help, I tried to make it as detailed as possible.

http://blog.zantherus.com/2008/02/09/how-to-install-openbox-on-ubuntu-710/

The directions are for 7.10 but it should work for 8.04.

EDIT: Openbox is already in the repositories, check out my tutorial and it'll help you.

atomkarinca
July 6th, 2008, 08:13 AM
http://icculus.org/openbox/index.php/Main_Page which would I use

Openbox is in the repositories:


sudo apt-get install openbox

I suggest also installing the configuration tools:


sudo apt-get install obmenu obconf

jw5801
July 6th, 2008, 08:14 AM
http://icculus.org/openbox/index.php/Main_Page which would I use

Those aren't downloads. Those are guides on running OpenBox inside either Gnome or KDE, as discussed above. You can install it from the repositories:

sudo apt-get install openbox If you want to run it standalone, log out and at the login screen click on the 'sessions' button and choose openbox from there. Otherwise take a look at the instructions on that page to match your desktop environment (Gnome if you're in a base install of Ubuntu, KDE for Kubuntu, although you can install both on either).

I'd also suggest you take a look at the 'Getting the best help' link in my signature. One line questions don't help us get to a solution for you particularly quickly. Try and give us some idea of what you've done and what you're trying to achieve.

deadlySniper
July 6th, 2008, 08:17 AM
thanks

sayakb
July 6th, 2008, 08:53 AM
With openbox, you can add custom startup objects by creating a script: ~/.config/openbox/autostart.sh
The script should be like:

#!/bin/sh
command1 &
command2 &

You may use fbpanel (http://fbpanel.sourceforge.net/) or pypanel (http://pypanel.sourceforge.net/) for the panel.
http://urukrama.wordpress.com/openbox-guide/ (what i used)
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=192106

deadlySniper
July 6th, 2008, 09:22 AM
Ya, I'm having problems. I cant get this to work inside terminal
cp /etc/xdg/openbox/menu.xml ~/.config/openbox/menu.xml

tar xzvf ~/obmenu-1.0.tar.gz
cd obmenu-1.0
and the path is right in my file system

akiratheoni
July 6th, 2008, 09:24 AM
Ya, I'm having problems. I cant get this to work inside terminal
cp /etc/xdg/openbox/menu.xml ~/.config/openbox/menu.xml

tar xzvf ~/obmenu-1.0.tar.gz
cd obmenu-1.0
and the path is right in my file system

What are the errors you're getting?

atomkarinca
July 6th, 2008, 09:31 AM
Ya, I'm having problems. I cant get this to work inside terminal
cp /etc/xdg/openbox/menu.xml ~/.config/openbox/menu.xml

Try copying with sudo:


sudo cp /etc/xdg/openbox/menu.xml ~/.config/openbox/menu.xml



tar xzvf ~/obmenu-1.0.tar.gz
cd obmenu-1.0
and the path is right in my file system

You don't have to compile obmenu, it's in the repos:


sudo apt-get install obmenu

deadlySniper
July 7th, 2008, 05:53 AM
It says that the files do not exist but they do exist

atomkarinca
July 7th, 2008, 07:34 AM
Can you paste the terminal output here?

dominiquec
July 7th, 2008, 07:40 AM
You can edit the menu files using obmenu.

First, download and install from the repositories. Open a terminal and:

sudo apt-get install obmenu

Then, type "obmenu" and enter.

Beats having to edit menu.xml.

deadlySniper
July 7th, 2008, 06:49 PM
i have obmenu working, what do I do next

atomkarinca
July 7th, 2008, 08:07 PM
i have obmenu working, what do I do next

Now you can enjoy your Openbox :) With obmenu you can edit the right-click menu and if you install obconf you can edit your Openbox configuration:


sudo apt-get install obconf

urukrama
July 8th, 2008, 02:51 PM
Have you seen my Openbox guide (link in signature)? If you are totally knew to stand-alone window managers, you'll most likely find it useful. I tried to make it as comprehensive as possible.