LEAP 15.4b -- openbox login locks system

After the large update in leap 15.4a to what is now called 15.4b, I was testing the installed desktop (login) options

The option named “openbox” goes to a grayish screen. I could find no actions to move from that screen without an external shutdown. Just for information to the developers as I don’t know where else to post this.

tom kosvic

It is very unlikely that either Openbox developers or openSUSE maintainers will read it (and do not confuse software developers and package/distribution maintainers).

I don’t know where else to post this.
https://bugzilla.opensuse.org, same user credentials.

A grayish screen and no way of getting out without a reboot – this actually sound as if you might be experience the problem in Bug 1195464. Are you using Intel graphics (which seems to be what this bug affects)?

My mistake. Looked up openbox a bit. If you right click on the blank gray screen you get all the apps and system commands to get things going. No real problem just that I had no idea of how to run openbox.

Just experimenting anyway.

tom kosvic

Aren’t those working on a new version of openSUSE called developers; not maintainers. I’d think a maintainer would be someone that makes tweaks to a running current version based upon bug reports.

I’d think also that the OpenBox application people would also have both maintainers and developers.

thanks for the link to report observations regarding openSUSE 15.4

Openbox isn’t a DM. It’s a simple WM. If you want to use it, start with ~/.xinitrc existing. This one I copied from a Slackware installation and slightly modified it to work in 15.4:

# cat .xinitrc
# $Xorg: xinitrc.cpp,v 1.3 2000/08/17 19:54:30 cpqbld Exp $


# merge in defaults and keymaps

if  -f $sysresources ]; then
    /usr/bin/xrdb -merge $sysresources

if  -f $sysmodmap ]; then
    /usr/bin/xmodmap $sysmodmap

if  -f $userresources ]; then
    /usr/bin/xrdb -merge $userresources

if  -f $usermodmap ]; then
    /usr/bin/xmodmap $usermodmap

# start some nice programs

/usr/bin/openbox &
/usr/bin/xclock -geometry 50x50-1+1 &
/usr/bin/xterm -geometry 80x50+494+51 &
/usr/bin/xterm -geometry 80x20+494-0 &
exec /usr/bin/xterm -geometry 80x66+0+0 -name login

I get a right click menu with an option to log out of session, open apps, manage openbox preferences, with only these two openbox packages installed:

# rpm -qa | grep nbox