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    HowTo: Openuntu (Openbox-powered Ubuntu).

    After searching around for quite some time and never finding a post or thread that completely answered my questions (and pushed forward by needing to completely reinstall my system), I thought this guide might be something useful to others.

    I make no claims of being an expert on this, but I know it works on my machine because I used it last night to fix everything. If you choose to try this out, this guide (just as with Ubuntu) carries no warranty or promise of working. I would love any feedback from the community on how to make this HowTo better, though. What I don't want to see happen is a thousand programs being added in this or lengthened past, maybe, 12-or-so steps.

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    Step 1: Make sure to grab the "Server Edition" CD/DVD because we're not going to be installing the full system.

    Step 2: When you restart the computer, log-in to the command-line interface (CLI) with the username and password you created during installation.

    Step 3: Edit your repositories (repos) list so you can have access to all the programs available.
    Code:
    sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list
    Replace all text in the sources file with the following:
    ## BACKPORTS
    deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu edgy-backports main restricted universe multiverse
    deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu edgy-backports main restricted universe multiverse

    ## BASE
    deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu edgy main restricted universe multiverse
    deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu edgy main restricted universe multiverse
    deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu edgy-proposed main restricted universe multiverse

    ## UPDATES
    deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu edgy-updates main restricted universe multiverse
    deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu edgy-updates main restricted universe multiverse

    ## SECURITY
    deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu edgy-security main restricted universe multiverse
    deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu edgy-security main restricted universe multiverse

    ## MOBLOCK
    deb http://moblock-deb.sourceforge.net/debian unstable main
    deb-src http://moblock-deb.sourceforge.net/debian unstable main
    Step 4: We now need to make the advanced packaging tool (APT) read the new repos and upgrade any files already on the system if need be.
    Code:
    sudo aptitude update && sudo aptitude upgrade
    Step 5: Now, we want to install those programs which are necessary (or at least useful) for functionality. I know some of these programs are not fundmental, but I find them irreplaceable.
    Code:
    sudo aptitude install --with-recommends x-window-system-core xserver-xorg xbase-clients make xfe openbox obconf menu ivman aterm iceweasel sylpheed audacious audacious-plugins adesklets libimlib2 openoffice.org xine deluge debhelper python-dev libx11-dev libxft-dev libxpm-dev libimlib2-dev dpatch python-central
    Step 6: The PyPanel version in the repos is somehow broke, so you need to install it by hand; not a problem, just download the Python-Xlib tarball from here and PyPanel-2.4 from here. Extract both by
    Code:
    tar -xvzf python-xlib-0.13.tar.gz && tar -xvzf PyPanel-2.4.tar.gz
    and then install both with:
    Code:
    cd python-xlib-0.13 && sudo python setup.py install && cd ..
    cd PyPanel-2.4 && sudo python setup.py install && cd ..
    Step 7: Since this is a bad, bad world full of dangers, now we'll install a firewall. Ubuntu-Firewall is the most comprehensive and configurable firewall for Linux, in my opinion. Make sure to the view the README, since it contains all the details. Download the package from here, then
    Code:
    sudo tar -xvzf ubuntu-firewall.tgz && cd ubuntu-firewall
    sudo chmod 755 ubuntu-firewall-installer.sh && sudo ./ubuntu-firewall-installer.sh
    Step 8: To keep those prying government eyes off your stuff, download and install MoBlock. First, get this package and then this one, installing the libnfnetlink1 first; then:
    Code:
    sudo gpg --keyserver subkeys.pgp.net --recv DEDA0559 && sudo gpg --export --armor DEDA0559
    sudo aptitude update && sudo aptitude install --with-recommends moblock-nfq
    Step 9: Reboot by
    Code:
    sudo reboot
    Step 10: Log-in to Openuntu (Openbox-powered Ubuntu) and start the graphical interface with:
    Code:
    startx
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    Last edited by moore.bryan; July 4th, 2007 at 04:53 PM.
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    Re: HowTo: Obuntu (Openbox-powered Ubuntu)

    any screenshot ?

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    Re: HowTo: Obuntu (Openbox-powered Ubuntu)

    Why all these extra repositories ? not sure that every user who follow this guide want them.

    Do you know that PLF no longer exist BTW ?

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    Re: HowTo: Obuntu (Openbox-powered Ubuntu)

    Quote Originally Posted by sabitha View Post
    any screenshot ?
    not yet... haven't had time to make it look pretty.

    Quote Originally Posted by frodon View Post
    Why all these extra repositories ? not sure that every user who follow this guide want them.
    Do you know that PLF no longer exist BTW ?
    when i first started ubuntu, i got sick an tired of not being able to install things, only to later find out it was because i didn't have the repos; this way, most repos are already there. i got the repo list from the ubuntu edgy user guide .
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    Re: HowTo: Obuntu (Openbox-powered Ubuntu)

    I'm replying to this thread to highlight a pending name clash.

    I recently started a project called Obuntu (not based around Openbox) which of course conflicts with the name you have given your Openbox derivative of Ubuntu.

    I've created a bunch of wiki pages, a launchpad team, project and repository for our project, and having googled around at the time I didn't see any reference to obuntu anywhere so figured the name was "free" as such.

    I'd like to open the discussion about what we do about this. I am not suggesting either of us change name initially, just that we start talking to eachother so nobody gets annoyed later on down the line.

    Suggestions welcome.

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    Re: HowTo: Openuntu (Openbox-powered Ubuntu)

    Quote Originally Posted by popeydc View Post
    I'm replying to this thread to highlight a pending name clash.

    I recently started a project called Obuntu (not based around Openbox) which of course conflicts with the name you have given your Openbox derivative of Ubuntu.

    I've created a bunch of wiki pages, a launchpad team, project and repository for our project, and having googled around at the time I didn't see any reference to obuntu anywhere so figured the name was "free" as such.

    I'd like to open the discussion about what we do about this. I am not suggesting either of us change name initially, just that we start talking to eachother so nobody gets annoyed later on down the line.

    Suggestions welcome.
    popeydc...

    i checked-out your stuff and it looks awesome! i have no problem changing the name; mine was chose randomly and with little thought, yours seems to have been well-constructed.

    thanks for giving me the heads-up... that was a very gentlemanly move.
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    Re: HowTo: Openuntu (Openbox-powered Ubuntu)

    could a mod please rename this thread from "HowTo: Obuntu (Openbox-powered Ubuntu)" to "HowTo: Openuntu (Openbox-powered Ubuntu)"...
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    Re: HowTo: Obuntu (Openbox-powered Ubuntu)

    That's very good of you, we do appreciate it.

    All the best!


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    Lightbulb Re: HowTo: Openuntu (Openbox-powered Ubuntu).

    Just a little tip for all you Openbox-users...

    When you install Docker en run a WM-applet like wmfire or wmclock, it integrates very neatly onto your desktop. Try it.

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