how i can configure openbox on trisquel 5.0

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claudio
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I i want put openbox in my trisquel 5.0 dagda. I have installed tought synaptic and i want configure it in my netbook samsung nc10. If iu run openbox i don't have gnome-network-manager.... is impossible to surf in web. (sorry for my english) ;-)#

danyoo
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Ok, you want to have gnome-network-manager start with openbox right? You need to navigate to /home/username/.config/openbox/ and there will be 3 files, click on autostart.sh and add "nm-applet &" without quotes, to the file.

claudio
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I ask to my self.... Openbox is a desktop environment right? Yes... Then
when you change the DE the rest of Linux base are the same? If is the same
how is possible the wifi doesn't work properly like in Gnome? ;-)#
Il giorno 05/feb/2012 13:18, <name at domain> ha scritto:

> Ok, you want to have gnome-network-manager start with openbox right? You
> need to navigate to /home/username/.config/**openbox/ and there will be 3
> files, click on autostart.sh and add "nm-applet &" without quotes, to the
> file.

Magic Banana

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Openbox is only a window manager. LXDE is a desktop environment that uses Openbox. And Trisquel Mini is an edition of Trisquel with LXDE by default.

claudio
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What is the difference from Window manager to Desktop environment... sorry

2012/2/5 <name at domain>

> Openbox is only a window manager. LXDE is a desktop environment that uses
> Openbox. And Trisquel Mini is an edition of Trisquel with LXDE by default.
>

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A window manager will only manage your windows, it is not responsible for setting your wallpaper, file management and other things you would expect from a desktop environment, in order to accomplish tasks you have to use other programs such as nm-applet to connect to the internet, PCManFM for file management, tint2 for system tray etc.

Also, you have to edit config files to change the menu, autostart applications and change how the window manager behaves. In openbox these files are located in /home/user/.config/openbox/ and are in XML.

Desktop environments contain a lot more than a window manager, for example in Trisquel we've got a bottom panel (gnome-panel), a wallpaper that we can easily change, icons on the desktop, important applications (such as file manager) and a main toolkit (GTK+) that the environment uses.

This probably explains the difference better than I do:

http://everyjoe.com/technology/explain-whats-the-difference-between-a-window-manager-and-a-desktop-environment/

Dave_Hunt

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You offer a good, simple explanation of what's done by the window
manager, and what's done in a desktop environment, with the link to more
detail.

Thanks,

Dave

On 02/05/2012 11:24 AM, name at domain wrote:
> A window manager will only manage your windows, so you have to rely on
> other applications such as nm-applet to connect to the internet, PCManFM
> for file management, etc.
>
> Desktop environments contain a lot more than a window manager, for
> example in Trisquel we've got a bottom panel (gnome-panel), a wallpaper
> that we can easily change, icons on the desktop, important applications
> (such as file manager).
>
> This probably explains the difference better than I do:
>
> http://everyjoe.com/technology/explain-whats-the-difference-between-a-window-manager-and-a-desktop-environment/
>

claudio
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Tks great explanation danyaren123. But i take my time to deepen your
suggested link. ;-)

2012/2/5 Dave Hunt <name at domain>

> You offer a good, simple explanation of what's done by the window manager,
> and what's done in a desktop environment, with the link to more detail.
>
>
> Thanks,
>
>
> Dave
>
>
>
>
>
> On 02/05/2012 11:24 AM, name at domain wrote:
>
>> A window manager will only manage your windows, so you have to rely on
>> other applications such as nm-applet to connect to the internet, PCManFM
>> for file management, etc.
>>
>> Desktop environments contain a lot more than a window manager, for
>> example in Trisquel we've got a bottom panel (gnome-panel), a wallpaper
>> that we can easily change, icons on the desktop, important applications
>> (such as file manager).
>>
>> This probably explains the difference better than I do:
>>
>> http://everyjoe.com/**technology/explain-whats-the-**
>> difference-between-a-window-**manager-and-a-desktop-**environment/
>>
>>

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marioger
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See how to install LXDE:

Open "Ajouter/Supprimer des applications" and then write : "lxde"

You should get this:

Install this! ;)

tash
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No offense but I have to say something

A lot of people here and in the Spanish list (I guess everywhere can be likethis) is asking things that they should look for in the net way before come here and ask.

I know this place is for asking, but the time of the community has value, and it shouldn't be wasted in stuff that in the web had been answered and documented before.

Here for example:

Basic openbox configuration

Concepts like WM and DE

claudio
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Ok bye bye
Il giorno 05/feb/2012 19:47, <name at domain> ha scritto:

> No offense but I have to say something
>
> A lot of people here and in the Spanish list (I guess everywhere can be
> likethis) is asking things that they should look for in the net way before
> come here and ask.
>
> I know this place is for asking, but the time of the community has value,
> and it shouldn't be wasted in stuff that in the web had been answered and
> documented before.
>
> Here for example:
>
> Basic openbox configuration
>
> Concepts like WM and DE
>
>
>

marioger
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No offense, but i have something to say.

I realy don't understand why asking people to go away... If you don't like it, just don't give any answer!? Don't waste your time!

But for my self, this the kind of question that i can easily answer. Because i am not a geek. And its a pleasure for me to help this guy. I did'nt feel like i've been wasting my time...

thanks

tash
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I didn't ask him for go away...
I think he could get better information by searching the web.

http://catb.org/esr/faqs/smart-questions.html