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WM Designs and Discussions / openbox
June 17, 2016, 12:03:37 AM
And this one I think is my favorite.

Hey all,

Been busy with life, have not had a lot of time. But in some spare moments, I managed to download and configure openbox. Still a work in progress but its getting close! conky and tint2 just to name a few.  With as much as I been on arch wiki I might as well just install it.

And a dark theme as well.

Not as good as some of the others in this thread, but for a first attempt, I'm happy with it.

Was created with fvwm-crystal. Has a gui, (yep I cheated) so it was easy. Not especially happy with the icons, but liked the interface.

I did however find a How to on FVWM. I am going to give that a go this weekend.

Hopefully will have something soon.

yes it was the aesthetic ,it looked to be a very nice desktop at one time. But the documentation is old and incomplete. Not sure if at this time manual configuration is something I am interested in. I will look at windowmaker and its gui setup.
thanks for all the suggestions. I do like afterstep, except it being old and maintained. Would this be a good place to start?
I have always used kde or xfce.

Would like a good mix between point and click, and keys.

Simplistic, but can grow into it. (meaning easy to work with at first, but has a feature set that I can expand upon as I gain more experience.) 

well documented.

currently maintained.

does not look like window 95 or 98.
Never have tried to configure, or use a window manger before. Any hints or suggestions on which one to start with?

edit: presently looking at evilwm.
General Support / Re: Synaptic disapears
June 02, 2016, 01:31:58 PM
General Support / Re: Synaptic disapears
May 31, 2016, 11:44:01 PM
Thanks to both of you for the links.
General Support / Re: Synaptic disapears
May 30, 2016, 07:12:13 PM
yes packrat

sudo synaptic... accepts my password and then runs synaptic. The menu though appears as FileEditPackageSettingsHelp with no spaces between, don't know if that is how it is suppose to be, just mentioning it.
General Support / Re: Synaptic disapears
May 30, 2016, 06:10:28 PM
Is there a log file I could provide, or that I should  be looking at?

I appreciate your time and effort btw.
General Support / Re: Synaptic disapears
May 30, 2016, 05:33:06 PM
su-to-root -X -c synaptic
General Support / Re: Synaptic disapears
May 30, 2016, 04:33:27 PM
To the best of my knowledge, it has been like this since after the initial install. I've been using the command line to install, then thought I would use synaptic, to look up a package or two, and that is when I noticed.
General Support / Re: Synaptic disapears
May 30, 2016, 01:42:08 PM
Quote from: Snap on May 30, 2016, 06:54:48 AM
Quotethe password dialog opens, I enter my passwd, click the ok button then poof! nada!!

Just to discard it. When you say my password you mean your user password? su-to-root is typically set for  the root's password.

I did not change the default, for the root password during installation. The su-to-root command, root's password doesn't change anything.

I can start synaptic from the cli so it really is not a huge issue. Trying to open synaptic from the menu is still a no go.