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Re: manjaro-fluxbox 0.8.13.1
« Reply #45 on: 07. September 2015, 22:07:24 »
Macmeister,

As Oberon stated make sure & is included at the end of the line in startup.

Also, if you do not like to see the xscreensaver splash with each login, then add it this way: xscreensaver -no-splash &

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Re: manjaro-fluxbox 0.8.13.1
« Reply #46 on: 07. September 2015, 22:13:36 »
Macmeister,

As Oberon stated make sure & is included at the end of the line in startup.

Also, if you do not like to see the xscreensaver splash with each login, then add it this way: xscreensaver -no-splash &

Thanks ChuangTzu, I'll defnitely kill that splash.

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Re: manjaro-fluxbox 0.8.13.1
« Reply #47 on: 10. September 2015, 04:13:11 »
Just installed it and Oberon it is beautiful! Now the question is...show I install the Manjaro i3 spin you made and see if I like it better...I had i3 on my Arch Desktop and I loved it but found myself fighting it more than I should have :/

I bet if I stuck it out i3 would have been amazing for me...the biggest issue was getting the dot files all set up...does your i3 distro have that nicely set up like your fluxbox? If so I might have to install that on my laptop instead of fluxbox!

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Re: manjaro-fluxbox 0.8.13.1
« Reply #48 on: 10. September 2015, 07:58:53 »
Hi Belemrys!
Thank you, I'm glad you like it! :)
I bet if I stuck it out i3 would have been amazing for me...the biggest issue was getting the dot files all set up...does your i3 distro have that nicely set up like your fluxbox? If so I might have to install that on my laptop instead of fluxbox!
Sure, everything is preconfigured in i3, too! You'd only have to get used to the keybindings a little, probably, but there is a little pdf included that you can open with mod+Shift+h, listing all the shortcuts.
And if you have seen an .i3/config file before, anyway, I'm sure that will not be a problem for you at all.
I still like using i3 a lot, I am just used to it meanwhile and do a lot of stuff in terminals. So it's often helpful to have several of them open. For that tiling is of course really useful.
On my other laptop I have fluxbox running and I can see myself using that interface fulltime also, no problem. I have meanwhile even installed the customized dmenu of the i3-edition in my fluxbox install (dmenu-manjaro), and configures the keybindings to be almost identical ;) Like that both work perfectly fine for me :D
« Last Edit: 10. September 2015, 08:13:10 by oberon »
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Re: manjaro-fluxbox 0.8.13.1
« Reply #49 on: 10. September 2015, 21:57:25 »
Hello Everyone!

I've just (re)discovered Manjaro Fluxbox, and I agree that this new version is great. I'm a former Mint Fluxbox 9 user, and I'm looking for something similar, as the Mint team have dropped its development. In VB, Manjaro-Fluxbox is quite fast, and pleasant to the eye

But I must admit I was a little lost before I found all the programs in the file explorer. I just gave a quick look last evening, and will give a little more time this weekend. I am wondering though about the static menu (right click) : why is it static only? When new applications are added, they are not added automatically to the menu. Also, some Fluxbox options are missing. I did not encouter those "problems" in Mint (though I guess this has something to do with the way Ubuntu handles the menu?). Since MF9 EOL, I used Fedora Kde, with Fluxbox as my main desktop, Fluxbox menu is also unreliable, so I added "fbpanel" at the top to have a full menu that auto-updates. This is not very satisfactory... but does the job.

As for Fluxbox menu, I also use(d) a static menu that contains the most used items (favorite apps / places, links to templates and most used docs, etc...), but one item of the menu is linked to the menu file in "usr" folder so that all the Fluxbox options are easily available and do not overweight the main menu.

One more thing: should not the firewall be activated by default?

I know that these things can easily be done once you know where and how to, but I fear a first time user would be repelled by these details. Anyway, I will give a deeper look later, but so far, this edition seems very promising. Great work!!!

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Re: manjaro-fluxbox 0.8.13.1
« Reply #50 on: 10. September 2015, 22:13:31 »
Welcome fluffyparrot and thank you for your feedback!
A good way to update the fb-menu automatically is to install menumaker.
Len demonstrates at the end of his very nice introductory video how it works exactly: https://youtu.be/C1H_cC3c2ng?t=29m30s
Also as an alternative you might like dmenu-manjaro (originating from the tiling world ;) ) which is also extremely light weight and fast. It remembers your last choices, finds all your executable and lists items immediately when you start typing.

Thank you for the firewall tip! I had simply forgotten that. Will fix it with the next update.
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Re: manjaro-fluxbox 0.8.13.1
« Reply #51 on: 10. September 2015, 22:34:18 »
One more thing: should not the firewall be activated by default?
My problem is I would not know of a way to change the firewall settings before you have launched gufw for the first time. The default settings is 'off'...
Any idea?
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Re: manjaro-fluxbox 0.8.13.1
« Reply #52 on: 10. September 2015, 22:44:06 »
Hmm. Wouldn't enabling the ufw service by default do just that?
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Re: manjaro-fluxbox 0.8.13.1
« Reply #53 on: 10. September 2015, 22:53:49 »
Ok. I think I found what I need to know: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Uncomplicated_Firewall#Basic_configuration
So. I think a /etc/ufw/sysctl.conf will need to be added and the service enabled in the ISO profile ...
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Re: manjaro-fluxbox 0.8.13.1
« Reply #54 on: 11. September 2015, 00:04:31 »
hi all,
love the fluxbox look!
but after a successfull install I got a weird fluxbox theme...not the good looking one from the live session!

before I had a manjaro xfce distro, a when I installed the fluxbox version, I just formated the boot and root partition, leaving the home partition alone...

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Re: manjaro-fluxbox 0.8.13.1
« Reply #55 on: 11. September 2015, 00:20:25 »
Hmm, sounds strange... Is the checksum of your download ok?
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Re: manjaro-fluxbox 0.8.13.1
« Reply #56 on: 11. September 2015, 00:33:50 »
well,
honestly I never did that...

and I installed a openrc version...

right know I'm going to install a systemd version, let's see!

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Re: manjaro-fluxbox 0.8.13.1
« Reply #57 on: 11. September 2015, 00:55:03 »
same thing...
but with a different look, more like the live but with no background...
and the fluxbox menu has just: xterm, firefox and fluxbox menu...go figure!?

going back to xfce4... :(

really love fluxbox! light and fast!

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Re: manjaro-fluxbox 0.8.13.1
« Reply #58 on: 11. September 2015, 01:06:08 »
before I had a manjaro xfce distro, a when I installed the fluxbox version, I just formated the boot and root partition, leaving the home partition alone...
Your home partition has configuration files of your previous xfce. This may interfere with required configuration  of fluxbox.
Try installing without reusing your xfce /home partition.

Note /home partition contains more than just data. You can reuse if reinstalling the same OS with same DE (desktop environment, like xfce); even so, as an example, you cannot rehash kde4 and kde plasma /home. It will result in a real mess.
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Re: manjaro-fluxbox 0.8.13.1
« Reply #59 on: 11. September 2015, 01:06:54 »
same thing...
but with a different look, more like the live but with no background...
and the fluxbox menu has just: xterm, firefox and fluxbox menu...go figure!?
weirdest thing! I wonder what ISO files you are using?
Firefox is not even installed, and not in the menu either!!
What download link have you been using??
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