• Installing Openbox


    I have installed Cinnamon and Xfce.

    I want to understand how to install Openbox into this setup.
    When I do “pacman -S openbox” it logs into a plain vanilla setup where none of the menu items work!.

    How do I get the “Antergos” Openbox install?

  • I have installed Cinnamon and Xfce.

    I want to understand how to install Openbox into this setup.
    When I do “pacman -S openbox” it logs into a plain vanilla setup where none of the menu items work!.

    How do I get the “Antergos” Openbox install?

  • you might need to do a full install. installing openbox is just one part of it. you need all the config files to have a nice setup or do them from scratch on your own.

    openbox is much different from cinnamon or xfce.

    or you could load it up in a virtualbox and try it out there.

  • Installing Cinnamon on a fresh install worked fine. Then installing Xfce from within that setup also went through smoothly. So I am hoping there is a way I can install Openbox without having to do a fresh install.

    I am ok to go through the steps necessary to install the necessary apps and config files.

  • im not sure if the config files for the antergos openbox are posted on here. some distros will post them.

    if dont have much experience with openbox i would highly suggest you try it in a virtualbox or do the fresh install.

    the antergos openbox has a nice setup.

  • Hi,

    You can find the configuration files for Openbox on our github:

    [http://github.com/Antergos][0]">[http://github.com/Antergos][1]

    Cheers!

    [0]: <a href=
    [1]: http://github.com/Antergos

  • oh nice! those are handy to have around.

  • since i’m a noob and specially with openbox, were exactly should i drop the files in github? home folder?

  • @quimkaos: Yep, your home.

    Be careful, the config directory in github is your .config directory (with the starting dot) in your home dir.
    Cheers!

  • just some questions:
    will this conflict with any setup i already have for gnome 3?
    i see a chromium folder in config folder, will this override any of my current settings?
    etc folder, gtkrc-2.o and xinitrc are to be place under ~/ ?

  • Hi,

    will this conflict with any setup i already have for gnome 3?
    i see a chromium folder in config folder, will this override any of my current settings?

    I don’t think so, and absolutely yes. In fact, you should only copy those files without overwritting anything you already have. So be careful.

    etc folder, gtkrc-2.o and xinitrc are to be place under ~/ ?[/quote:lp0rdywz]

    You can copy the etc files to your /etc (again, be careful to not overwrite anything)
    the gtkrc-2.0 goes into your home, but again you have to add a dot in front of it, so it should be .gtkrc-2.0 (again, if you already have the file, do not overwrite it, or it will overwrite your gtk settings).

    You can ignore the xinitrc file.

    Cheers!

  • gràcies Karasu

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