[Slackbuilds-users] Fwd: bug on openbox package

Robby Workman rworkman at slackbuilds.org
Sat Jul 5 19:01:31 UTC 2008

Chess Griffin wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 25, 2008 at 2:38 AM, Phillip Warner <pc_warner at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> Actually, after I thought about this for a second the solution is simple.
>> The openbox.desktop file that is in question is actually a part of the
>> kdebase package.  It doesn't get used until there is a xinitrc file for
>> openbox available.  The openbox slackBuild has the xinitrc's for openbox
>> (session), openbox-KDE, and openbox-GNOME, and the corresponding .desktop
>> files are in
>> /usr/share/xsessions/openbox*.  This seemed to work fine in Slackware 12.0,
>> but I don't think KDM in Slackware 12.1 looks there anymore.  As a result
>> only the stock openbox.desktop file (under
>> /usr/share/apps/kdm/sessions from the kdebase package) is used.
>> The solution is to either move or symlink the created .desktop files under
>> /usr/share/xsessions/
>> so that they are in
>> /usr/share/apps/kdm/sessions/
>> If you don't want the stock .desktop file to be overwritten (this is ideal),
>> you should rename the new openbox.desktop file to openbox-session.desktop
>> and change the "Name" field to something like Openbox-Session.  The
>> slackBuild README should then inform the user to use Openbox-Session if they
>> want to use the autostart file.
>> Hopefully this clears everything up.
> Ok, I think I'm pretty much back in the saddle again.  :-)
> I've read through this thread a couple of times and I don't use KDM or
> have any KDE packages installed, so I might need some clarification of
> the issue and possible solution.  The thing that jumps out at me,
> though, is that I'm not sure this is an issue with the openbox
> SlackBuild.  From what I gather, it seems to be a kdebase/KDM issue.
> Is that correct?  In other words, is the problem that the
> openbox.desktop file that ships with KDM should exec openbox-session
> and not openbox?

That's how I understood it, and I think that's what Phil's solution is
aiming to address.  I'd wait for his assessment, though  :)


More information about the SlackBuilds-users mailing list