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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:26 pm    Post subject: [solved] openbox-session, different configurations possible? Reply with quote

hi,
I'm running openbox without a login manager. So after booting, I'm in the CLI-environment and when I want to start my openbox-desktop I run startx with .xinitrc: exec openbox-session
the manual tells me that openbox-session takes no command line arguments and the only thing I've found so far is: openbox --config-file FILE but for a session openbox must have at least rc.xml, menu.xml (and autostart), so what is this config file?

my problem is that I want to be able to choose 3 different openbox-sessions when I start my X-environment (one with a bright theme, one with a dark theme, and a powersave mode, without conky, compton, etc). All of them have different rc.xml, menu.xml and autostart files...
is this possible, and if yes, how?


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I was running Openbox, I had similar problems … unfortunately, I don't remember how I solved them.

But did you have a look at http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/openbox.xml? This should provide lots of ideas.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes I did of course, but there aren't any information or ideas related to my problem or do you mean the session managers LXsession and Xfce4-session?

I'll try it with an .xinitrc script according to https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Xinitrc

I'm curious, what do you use now? So far openbox (or maybe even hackedbox, which I haven't tried so far) is the best desktop if you don't want a panel, many fine tunes and selfconfiguration and especially no bloat.. did I oversee a better (in the former sense) solution?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wrote an .xinitrc:
http://bpaste.net/show/67329
and now instead of startx I write: xinit dark, xinit light or xinit powersave depending on which theme I want. It works but it's maybe not that elegant, so if anyone knows a better way I'd appreciate to hear from you :)
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LoTeK wrote:
I'm curious, what do you use now? So far openbox (or maybe even hackedbox, which I haven't tried so far) is the best desktop if you don't want a panel, many fine tunes and selfconfiguration and especially no bloat.. did I oversee a better (in the former sense) solution?


I used Openbox on an EeePC and was very happy with it. But I gave it away and put Lubunutu (→ LXDE with Openbox) on it, which also runs fine. On my “stronger” machines, I usually run XFCE, which is sufficiently slim; especially if you consider that you need GTK for many apps anyway.
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