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Manjaro-Fluxbox 15.12
« on: 03. January 2016, 10:50:04 »
Here comes the updated version of Manjaro Fluxbox.







There haven't been any major changes since the recent 15.11 edition, besides I was finally able to fix that nasty xdg-open loop that was also pestering us in i3 ::) ;)

features:

* Manjaro-Welcome
* Manjaro-Settings-Manager
* package manager: Pamac
* file manager: Pcmanfm
* Lxterminal
* internet browser: Palemoon
* Claws-Mail
* Hexchat
* Abiword, Mousepad, Nano
* Gnumeric, Galculator
* Pinta, Geeqie, Nitrogen wallpaper changer, Qpdfview
* Pulseaudio, Lxmusic, VLC media-player
* screenshooter Scrot with fb-screenshot
* Gparted
* Manjaro-Printer (CUPS), Simple-Scan
* Plank, advanced Fluxbox-menu with Fbmenugen and Dmenu-manjaro
* Clipit clipboard-tool
* Arandr for screen-configuration and multihead-support
* Numix-Reborn icon- and gtk-themes, Manjaro-flux-theme, Compton compositor
* Yaourt and building environment for AUR packages
* Kernel 4.1 LTS
* available with Systemd or Openrc, 64bit and 32bit

Download here: https://sourceforge.net/projects/manjarolinux/files/community/Fluxbox/2015.12/
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Re: Manjaro-Fluxbox 15.12
« Reply #1 on: 03. January 2016, 17:09:45 »
Thanks Oberon!  8)

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Re: Manjaro-Fluxbox 15.12
« Reply #2 on: 03. January 2016, 17:36:00 »

oberon - Please don't forget to input (Default Password & UserName) for "Live CD" iso on SourceForge download webpage.

Thanks a lot
Will test the openrc edition of Fluxbox

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Re: Manjaro-Fluxbox 15.12
« Reply #3 on: 03. January 2016, 19:09:02 »
What do you mean, @Rocky-IV? The live-session works with autologin and the login/password is shown in Manjaro-Welcome.
Why would I have to publish it on Sourceforge? None of the Flavors does that... ???
And of course it's manjaro / manjaro as always :)
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Re: Manjaro-Fluxbox 15.12
« Reply #4 on: 03. January 2016, 23:05:15 »
yes,  Thanks again for FB, Obe.

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Re: Manjaro-Fluxbox 15.12
« Reply #5 on: 04. January 2016, 00:04:50 »
Thanks indeed, you saved many new users from doing all the C++ updates!

But folks, Manjaro users, Oberon would like to give his Fluxbox edition in good hands, as I read from his recent posts. If s.o. is interested to take it over - go ahead! :)
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Re: Manjaro-Fluxbox 15.12
« Reply #6 on: 05. January 2016, 15:45:15 »
Can any1 help me with this annoying plank,it keeps appearing behing windows

lets say my browser is full screen then plank appears underneath the browser not above it so if i want to use plank i have to resize broser.

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Re: Manjaro-Fluxbox 15.12
« Reply #7 on: 05. January 2016, 15:48:44 »
Hi Drowy. I was never able to find a solution for that in fluxbox. The reason is the concept of layers and that Plank's invisible window is actually a lot bigger than the dock itself.
So if you set plank to a higher layer in order to have it in front of other applications, it will occupy an area of the screen where you will not be able to click anywhere "below" the area reserved for plank... :P
« Last Edit: 05. January 2016, 16:00:29 by oberon »
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Re: Manjaro-Fluxbox 15.12
« Reply #8 on: 05. January 2016, 15:56:14 »
makes plank kinda useless but i hope there will be a fix for it
other than that i still love manjaro and update went well

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Re: Manjaro-Fluxbox 15.12
« Reply #9 on: 05. January 2016, 16:14:14 »
You can install docky instead :) Seems like the better option - I guess we should exchange it altogether... :P
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Re: Manjaro-Fluxbox 15.12
« Reply #10 on: 06. January 2016, 18:21:38 »
Looks really nice! Well done, thanks for your work making this edition happen. I had two quick questions. First, I was wondering what the RAM requirements for the Fluxbox edition are as I'm interested to try it out on an older machine. Second, I couldn't find where to change the Fluxbox theme — there's no "Styles" option in the menu, and nothing in Customization > Appearance.

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Re: Manjaro-Fluxbox 15.12
« Reply #11 on: 06. January 2016, 18:29:59 »
It starts with 200 MB on my machine.
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Re: Manjaro-Fluxbox 15.12
« Reply #12 on: 06. January 2016, 21:53:48 »
I couldn't find where to change the Fluxbox theme — there's no "Styles" option in the menu, and nothing in Customization > Appearance.
I have intentionally not included the styles menu entry because I think that the available default styles are all quit unsatisfying and some of them even mess up the layout completely. :o ;)
The style is set in ~/.fluxbox/init by the line
Code: [Select]
session.styleFile:  /usr/share/fluxbox/themes/styles/manjaro-fluxThemes are located in /usr/share/fluxbox/themes/styles

If you whish to add that to you menu, it works like this:
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[style] (label) {filename} <'icon'>
This tells fluxbox to insert an item that, when selected, reads style file named filename and apply the new textures, colors and fonts to the current running session.

[stylesmenu] (directory) <'icon'>
Reads all filenames from the specified directory, assuming that they are all valid style files, and creates inline menu items in the current menu for every filename, that, when selected by the user will apply the selected style file to the current session. The labels that are created in the menu are the filenames of the style files.

[stylesdir] (label) {directory} <'icon'>
Creates a submenu entry with label (that is also the title of the new submenu), and inserts in that submenu all filenames in the specified directory, assuming that they are all valid style files (directories are ignored) in the same way as the [stylesdir] command does. Both [stylesdir] and [stylesmenu] commands make it possible to install style files without editing your init file.

If you'd like to edit the theme directly, here's a great guide about all the details:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Fluxbox_Style_Guide
« Last Edit: 06. January 2016, 21:56:58 by oberon »
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Re: Manjaro-Fluxbox 15.12
« Reply #13 on: 07. January 2016, 07:26:55 »

   I decided to try a completely unorthodox install of Fluxbox openrc.

  Lets see ... I used Calamares installer and used Btrfs file format for all partitions including the boot partition.

   Question (?) for the experts here -- Is there a way to convert an existing EXT4 partition to Btrfs partition without data loss --

   I didn't create a Swap partition since this Laptop has 3GB of RAM memory using an SSD (Solid State Drive).

  Not sure if theres any repercussions but all is functioning fine as far as I can tell.

  I haven't tried running a debug utility.
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Re: Manjaro-Fluxbox 15.12
« Reply #14 on: 07. January 2016, 12:48:39 »
@Rocky-IV, on btrfs you don't really need separate partitions. You can separate root and home with subvolumes. The CLI installer offers that option. But separate partitions will not break any feature. You can still make snapshots of the implicit subvolume which spans your whole partition. (The whole btrfs stuff might be inconclusive when you read it first time, but don't panic! ;) )
Here is a good (though old, but yet applicable) article: https://www.howtoforge.com/how-to-convert-an-ext3-ext4-root-file-system-to-btrfs-on-ubuntu-12.10
(Also have a look at the second page of the article.)
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