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Re: manjaro-fluxbox 0.8.13.1
« Reply #75 on: 11. September 2015, 17:18:19 »
What happens if in dmenu you just type libreoffice and hit enter (just ignore if it's not showing up). Is it listed the next time?
Here I don't have that problem. libreoffice is right there immediately.
Do you have the latest dmenu-manjaro installed?
In Fluxbox that's normal. The menu is not dynamic. You will have to either update it manually in ~/.fluxbox/menu or use a utility like menumaker.

Hey Oberon, I didnt see this advice before I found in the dmenu-manjaro "update-desktop-database" and after running that libreoffice showed up...I am assuming that updates the dmenu to find all of the new packages that have been deemed executable?

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Re: manjaro-fluxbox 0.8.13.1
« Reply #76 on: 11. September 2015, 17:40:57 »
Ah, good thinking, gohlip, yes!
That makes sense.
But anyway the menu und theme are determined by files in ~/.fluxbox - so it is still strange...
You can use fbmenugen from AUR that way you can use a custom favourites at the top of menu that does not overwrite and it has a regenerate button at the bottom of the menu. if you PM me i can post my setup files as a eg.
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Re: manjaro-fluxbox 0.8.13.1
« Reply #77 on: 11. September 2015, 18:10:54 »
Hey Oberon, I didnt see this advice before I found in the dmenu-manjaro "update-desktop-database" and after running that libreoffice showed up...

Which menu updated?  Fluxbox menu?  Dmenu?  Both?   ???
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Re: manjaro-fluxbox 0.8.13.1
« Reply #78 on: 11. September 2015, 18:18:40 »
Which menu updated?  Fluxbox menu?  Dmenu?  Both?   ???
dmenu! :)
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Re: manjaro-fluxbox 0.8.13.1
« Reply #79 on: 11. September 2015, 19:15:35 »

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Re: manjaro-fluxbox 0.8.13.1
« Reply #80 on: 12. September 2015, 03:41:56 »
Hi Oberon et al,

I still have Windo$e 8.1 Pro and 0.8.10 XFCE installed on my UEFI laptop with Secure Boot disabled. I also have Mate 0.8.10 installed which I don't use and I would replace that with this Fluxbox version.

Just want to check if it's ok for using as a Live USB and installed with the above environment?

It's the OpenRC version that I'm interested in.

Thanks Michael.
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Re: manjaro-fluxbox 0.8.13.1
« Reply #81 on: 12. September 2015, 11:17:58 »
I still have Windo$e 8.1 Pro and 0.8.10 XFCE installed on my UEFI laptop with Secure Boot disabled. I also have Mate 0.8.10 installed which I don't use and I would replace that with this Fluxbox version.
Just want to check if it's ok for using as a Live USB and installed with the above environment?
Should not be a problem. :) Normally the graphical installer Thus will attempt to replace the existing bootloader GRUB. If that fails (depending on which of your manjaro systems own GRUB, Mate or XFCE), go to your XFCE install after fluxbox is installed and do
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sudo update-grub there.
In principal: If any of your existing installs does not show up, don't panic and go to the accessible manjaro system and update GRUB from there!
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Re: manjaro-fluxbox 0.8.13.1
« Reply #82 on: 12. September 2015, 21:33:13 »
uuh, i dont think mine came out right, i got a gray background, basic slit, no installed programs showing up in the list, no xterm, not even a web browser.. and it looked so nice and cool on the livecd.. maybe ill try a CLI installation?

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Re: manjaro-fluxbox 0.8.13.1
« Reply #83 on: 13. September 2015, 14:45:23 »
Have you tried updating the menu 
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Re: manjaro-fluxbox 0.8.13.1
« Reply #84 on: 13. September 2015, 17:15:18 »
uuh, i dont think mine came out right, i got a gray background, basic slit, no installed programs showing up in the list, no xterm, not even a web browser.. and it looked so nice and cool on the livecd.. maybe ill try a CLI installation?
Hm, sounds strange! Have you verified the checksum of your downloaded ISO? Did you use any unformatted old partitions for installation?
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Re: manjaro-fluxbox 0.8.13.1
« Reply #85 on: 14. September 2015, 06:13:29 »
checksum was fine, i did a reinstall and it would appear that although i set up the network, it wasnt downloading from the mirrors so i had to adjust the mirror list, update pacman and then the install went smoothly and i got it 100%... curious though why trying to use fluxbox as a complete desktop environment why the menus dont auto update like they do on antix?.. couldnt the command to update menus be added to the end of the pacman or yaourt functions to auto update menus when new softwares installed? would make it more "complete" in my opinion...

another criticism i have is i absolutely do not like NetworkManager, its a heavily gnome based application whos reliability has always seemed spotty at best when used on three different computers (manjaro fluxbox on this one, archlinux on my laptop and manjaro XFCE on a family members computer).. it just seems to me that using wicd instead which seemingly works flawlessly would be a better, more lightweight option

i really do like the default setup though.. ive never used wbar before (always used something like docky) and the wbar is pretty interesting, very minimalistic and it functions just as well and as i try to break from the convention of desktop environments that go out of their way to mimic windows im always looking for new ideas like that

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Re: manjaro-fluxbox 0.8.13.1
« Reply #86 on: 14. September 2015, 09:38:18 »
Hi jason41987 and thank you for your feedback! :)
Networkmanager is still simply the best choice in reliability and user friendliness.
A not working network connection for someone trying a distro for the first time is a huge party pooper  :P
It is not as lightweight as one would wish for a slim release but if you dig a little deeper into the discussions here: It looks like every single maintainer of lightweight systems has come back to nm sooner or later... ;)
Networkmanager does not have a single Gnome dependency so you can not really call it "Gnome-based" only because the app is hosted by the Gnome project.
It's just a good piece of software, and it works for all tasks OOTB and that's crucial for a 'user-friendly' release.
curious though why trying to use fluxbox as a complete desktop environment why the menus dont auto update like they do on antix?.. couldnt the command to update menus be added to the end of the pacman or yaourt functions to auto update menus when new softwares installed? would make it more "complete" in my opinion...
For the next release I will include an option to automatically regenerate the menu plus a backup of my default menu.
I will not be able to leave the creation of the menu completely to auto-generation because the way it is now is really well thought out for the present setup and menumaker and the likes will simply destroy that, very likely adding almost all new applications, yes, but also erasing some of the preconfigured entries...  :-\
mandogd's advice to use fbmenugen also sounds really interesting and I will have a look into that, too :)
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Re: manjaro-fluxbox 0.8.13.1
« Reply #87 on: 21. September 2015, 14:57:44 »
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xmodmap -e "pointer = 1 2 3 5 4 6 7 8 9 10 11 12"
Yes, execute that in your terminal.
 Try it again, I think the preview one had some problems.

Works fine for me! :)

hi oleerik,
it worked fine until I rebooted the laptop...then it goes to "normal" state...is there a way to put it permanently in the OS?

thanks,
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Re: manjaro-fluxbox 0.8.13.1
« Reply #88 on: 23. September 2015, 17:54:11 »


Go to /home/your name/.config/fbmenugen/schema.pl  this is the part I altered for my Favourites these will stick when you press Regenerate after adding software so that is nice as everything is in one file you can add icons I prefer text

require "$ENV{HOME}/.config/fbmenugen/config.pl";

our $SCHEMA = [
    #          COMMAND             LABEL                ICON
    {item => ['thunar',       'File Manager',      'thunar']},
    {item => ['lxterminal',         'Terminal',          'terminal']},
    {item => ['firefox',      'firefox',       'firefox']},
    {item => ['fbrun',         'Run command',       'system-run']},
    {item => ['leafpad',         'leafpad',       'leafpad']},
    {sep => 'undef'},

This is the bottom half i # out some parts to tidy up the menu added oblogout, shutdown restart, are working but i have not got around to fixing logout  exit works if uncommented


 
    #                  LABEL          ICON
    #{begin_cat => ['My category',  'cat-icon']},
    #             ... some items ...
    #{end_cat   => undef},

    #                  LABEL               ICON
    #{fbmenugen  => ['Fbmenugen',    'preferences-desktop']},
    #{sep        => undef},
    {fluxbox    => ['Fluxbox menu', 'preferences-desktop']},
    #{sep       => undef},
    {regenerate => ['Regenerate',     'gtk-refresh']},

    # This options uses the default Fluxbox action "Exit"
   # {exit      => ['exit',           'exit']},
   {item => ['oblogout',         'shutdown',       'editor']},
   ]


 
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Re: manjaro-fluxbox 0.8.13.1
« Reply #89 on: 23. September 2015, 18:21:13 »
Thanks a lot, mandog!  8)
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