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WM Review: OpenBox

Published on September 8, 2023 at 3:50 pm by LEW

Introduction

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…)

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Arch, OpenBox, and SLIM on VirtualBox VM part 3 (Final)

Published on August 21, 2023 at 9:47 am by LEW

In this final post of this series, we get some GUI configuration utilities running for OpenBox, and get SLIM installed and setup as the Display manager.

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Arch, OpenBox, and SLIM on VirtualBox VM part 2

Published on August 7, 2023 at 6:37 pm by LEW

In this second part we install some needed helper applications, VirtualBox guest utilities, as well as OpenBox. At this point we are still configuring the system outside of the GUI. But we will get OpenBox installed and running before the end.

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JWM to OpenBox and XDM to Slim-Fork in Arch Linux

Published on July 25, 2023 at 10:09 am by LEW

Introduction

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…)

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The X Display Manager (XDM) Part 3 Configuration

Published on April 2, 2023 at 4:21 pm by LEW

Introduction

At this point, if you are coming from the previous post, you should have everything installed to configure XDM as your Display manager (we already turned it on). If not, then you might want to go back and read the previous offerings in this series of posts. (more…)

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