In this post I will be reviewing the OpenBox Window Manager (WM). Over the past few months I have spent a significant amount of time installing, working with, configuring, and theming the OpenBox WM. I feel that because of this experience, I am now in a position to review the ins and outs of this particular WM. (more…)
Last week I was tinkering around with a new Arch Linux install when I noticed Joe’s Window Manager (JWM) was no longer in the main repository. Instead it was in the Arch user Repository (AUR).
This was a not so pleasant surprise and prodded me to check some other programs. One pleasant surprise was that when I looked up the SLIM Desktop manager (DM), it was not SLIM, but rather SLIM-Fork. (more…)
In the last post we got x-windows up and working on our base arch install. This gives us a very basic GUI. Once we have x-windows working, we can move on to adding a Window Manager (WM), some helper programs as needed, some basic applications, and our Display Manager (DM). Please refer to the previous post to understand and set the base line from which we will proceed.
If you are running a lightweight Graphical User Interface (GUI), or even if you are running a heavy GUI, you may want a light system monitor for your Linux box. There is a program called Conky that might fit your need. However be advised that there is some setup involved. (more…)
In this final installment of this series, I will be discussing additional software you may want to add/install to upgrade/update Joe’s Window Manager (JWM), by adding some additional flexibility. The three items I will be looking at specifically are network management, sound, and compositing. (more…)Next Page »