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Is there a way to get GBSD w/ BlackBox

Postby wolf-nv » Sat Sep 07, 2013 1:19 pm

I have tried different distros of BSD, Linux, and even Windows using a variation of the BlackBox WM! I love it, it does what it's supposed to and it's easy to configure your desktop the way YOU like it!
I am not a programmer and know almost nothing about XML, so it makes it hard for me to really get the desktop I want in OpenBox!
Is there a way to get GBSD in BlackBox ONLY!
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Re: Is there a way to get GBSD w/ BlackBox

Postby bsdkeith » Sat Sep 07, 2013 4:09 pm

There are to be only 4 alternate WM/DE for the 3.5 release. (As far as I am aware.)
Mate - XFCE - LXDE - Openbox

Openbox is very configurable, & quite similar to Blackbox.

http://urukrama.wordpress.com/openbox-guide/

Hope that helps you to decide.
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Re: Is there a way to get GBSD w/ BlackBox

Postby ericbsd » Sat Sep 07, 2013 4:33 pm

You can install Blackbox on the Openbox version.

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pkg_add -r blackbox

or
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cd /usr/ports/x11-wm/blackbox[
make install clean


Openbox use XML file for configuration which Fluxbox and blackbox dont use, they use more simple way to configure it.
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Re: Is there a way to get GBSD w/ BlackBox

Postby wolf-nv » Sat Sep 07, 2013 5:34 pm

Thanks all, especially Eric!
I will give your suggestions a ride! If it works, I will post the results!
And although OpenBox is a lot like BlackBox, for me, it is too hard to configure! When it comes to OpenBox, I am CLUELESS! Sorry!
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Re: Is there a way to get GBSD w/ BlackBox

Postby ericbsd » Sat Sep 07, 2013 6:47 pm

GhostBSD is a project to bring FreeBSD already to use on GTK desktop and GTK WM, but this can change on the future. By installing Blackbox you will have to change your /home/user/.xinitrc to use blackbox.
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