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    Default openbox on opensuse

    Don't know if anyone would be interested, but I made a basic guide about setting up openbox on opensuse.

    Hope it's helpful to someone.

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    San Diego, Ca, USA
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    Default Re: openbox on opensuse

    Congrats and very interesting.

    A couple of suggestions...
    1. Include a preamble that describes your opinion why a User should consider Openbox, (it's a highly modifiable Desktop environment). At least include some links to the original Project and any other references you recommend. Include pros and cons, particularly regarding Applications.
    2. It's "radio buttons" not "radial buttons" - The GUI object is named that way because it emulates the behavior of "old time" radio push buttons.

    Good stuff,

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    Default Re: openbox on opensuse

    On 12/25/2013 06:56 PM, zaol wrote:
    > Don't know if anyone would be interested, but I made a 'basic guide
    > about setting up openbox on opensuse' (
    > Hope it's helpful to someone.

    On the web page:
    "I made this guide for anyone who is interested in installing Openbox as
    their GUI on a fresh install of openSUSE 13.1."

    That's most interesting, for the committed minimalist. But for people
    who might want to just try out Openbox but are not quite ready to dive
    into such a technical depth, it may be too intimidating. Too much of a
    cultural shock as it were.

    I have full-blown KDE installed but rarely use it (except to configure
    file association and such). My usual window manager is Fluxbox. I do
    have Openbox installed (as well as awesome, IceWM).

    For the timid wanting to experiment with Openbox, I think it is best to
    have KDE or GNOME already installed and to install Openbox as an
    additional window manager:
    $ su -
    # zypper ref && zypper in openbox
    (Openbox is in the standard Oss repo.)

    This way, there is no need for configuring XDM. Openbox is automatically
    listed on KDM (on GDM, too, presumably). But the guide for how to
    configure the Openbox menu (xml-based) is nice. Configuring xterm is
    needed to make it usable and your guide is excellent. But a newbie may
    want to have Konsole while dipping toes into the murky waters of xresources.

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    Default Re: openbox on opensuse

    On 2013-12-26 03:56, zaol wrote:

    > Hope it's helpful to someone.

    IMO, it would be more interesting if it were on the wiki. Easier to find for us.

    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 13.1 x86_64 "Bottle" (Elessar))

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