[Slackbuilds-users] openbox slackBuild: minor fix and suggestions for xinit scripts

Phillip Warner pc_warner at yahoo.com
Wed Mar 19 20:57:04 EDT 2008

The xinitrc.openbox file included with the SlackBuild should be modified at the end so that it says:
exec openbox-session

instead of:
exec openbox

With the way it is, the autostart.sh file is not executed when starting openbox.  This is important for setting up a stand alone openbox session.  The file's output is slightly noisy out of the box, however, as it does not redirect stderror and it checks for some things that slackware does not have out of the box.  If this bothers people sed can fix that easily.  This doesn't affect any functionality.

Also, since openbox includes scripts for starting KDE or GNOME sessions with openbox as the windows manager, it would be nice to have some xinitrc files for them as well.  I propose that there be an option to include each of their respective xinitrc scripts.  They could be called xinitrc.kde-openbox and xinitrc.gnome-openbox, and the kde one could be included by default.  The files would be the same as the xinitrc.openbox file with the exception of the last line:

exec openbox-kde-session
- or -
exec openbox-gnome-session

I do not have GNOME, so I did not test the proposed xinitrc file for it.  However, I did test xinitrc.kde-openbox in both runlevels 3 and 4 and everything ran well.

Having these xinitrc scripts will make it easier for the user to select them as their default session (with xwmconfig), and it will make it so the sessions are an option in KDM/GDM/XDM.

With these changes I think the openbox slackBuild would be improved and the resultant behavior would be more in line with the expectations based on the openbox documentation:


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