LXDE

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LXDE

Postby macondo » Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:42 pm

LXDE

I installed it:
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$ sudo pkg install lxde-meta


LXDE comes by default with the window manager Openbox.
Because I find it difficult to configure, I decided to replace it with IceWM;
which I already got configured in my box.

I went to /usr/local//etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE/desktop.conf as ROOT and
and replaced the line:
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window_manager=openbox-lxde


with:
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window_manager=icewm


save/exit

I got all my IceWM keybindings :)

To start it from my .xinitrc:

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exec startlxde


And voilà !

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Re: LXDE

Postby ASX » Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:33 pm

Look like you are having fun! Please continue! :)
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Re: LXDE

Postby macondo » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:19 pm

The whole affair took me less than 10 minutes, including googling :D

This baby is light and fast!
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Re: LXDE

Postby macondo » Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:28 am

The sound volume keybindings in IceWM do not work too well.
The LXDE wiki states that you can replace Openbox with Icewm, Fluxbox, and Xfwm.
Being the way I am, I replaced IceWM with my other window manager JWM.

I rebooted, and have being using LXDE for a few hours without problems,

I am going to wait for a few days, see what happens.

LXDE with JWM as window manager
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Re: LXDE

Postby macondo » Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:26 am

Another good thing about it: you don't have to use the apps that come with LXDE, for example, I use roxterm, xfe and mirage, instead of lxterminal, pcmanfm, and gpicview. It's all in my JWM keybindings.
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Re: LXDE

Postby macondo » Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:11 am

Solved the sound problem with IceWM, put it back in LXDE, and everything is back to normal.
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Re: LXDE

Postby kraileth » Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:07 am

macondo wrote:Solved the sound problem with IceWM, put it back in LXDE, and everything is back to normal.


Just for the records: Could you post here what you did to fix the sound? It's always a good idea to document such solutions. You never know who might be searching for that or a related issue in the future.
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Re: LXDE

Postby macondo » Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:28 am

Of course, sorry about that.

There was a quotation mark missing from the Sound Volume set of keybindings.

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    #Sound
    key "Alt+Ctrl+KP_Divide"      aumix -v -5             # lower volume
    key "Alt+Ctrl+KP_Multiply"    aumix -v +5             # raise volume
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