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steve_s


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PostPosted: Thu 05 Feb 2009, 10:50    Post subject:  PupFlux, PupFluxLite & now PupFlux421
Subject description: Puppy with Fluxbox window manager
 

please see page 8 for the start of PupFlux421 plus download info for PupFlux421

After using Puppy when it looks like Windows, when it looks like itself with JWM and modifying it a few different ways, its good to be able to modify it in a way that is much more linux-like.

The Fluxbox window manager has a very clean, minimalist feel: no icons (traditionallly), a small task bar and everything controlled either via terminal or via the extensive right click menu. Fluxbox, at least to me, has always presented in somewhat of a picture frame format: it is all about the wallpaper and the menu.

I set this one up with a menu that is predominately Puppy but has modifications that I felt worked better with Fluxbox (for example, some of the jwm settings hence programs don't jive well with Fluxbox).

The menu is traditional fluxbox in a few ways, primarily in that it requires a modification of the menu file to change the menu. But that is all it requires.

So, if you want to modify something about the menu, simply:
Code:

geany /root/.fluxbox/menu

to modify the menu. BUT ONLY MODIFY THE MENU AFTER MAKING A BACKUP OF THE ORIGINAL FILE. Changes are instantaneous to the menu as soon as the new menu file is saved, so you can see your changes right away.

Please give this puplet a test run and tell me if I can modify it in any way that would be helpful.

I have uploaded it to a file share website here:
http://www.sendspace.com/file/cn3n5i

However it would be helpful if someone else with the bandwidth would pick it up as I don't know how long the file will stay active on that site. It is only 97mb as I really, really tried to make it just Puppy 4.1.2 with Fluxbox and not add any of the many other programs that I enjoy. Cool

If there are issues with that upload please tell me and I'll give it a shot again or try via a different route.
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MU


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PostPosted: Thu 05 Feb 2009, 11:44    Post subject:  

looks clean and nice Smile
mirror:
http://puppyisos.org/isos/2009-01-to-06/
user: puppy
password: linux

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PostPosted: Thu 05 Feb 2009, 12:42    Post subject:  

MU wrote:
looks clean and nice Smile
mirror:
http://puppyisos.org/isos/2009-01-to-06/
user: puppy
password: linux

Mark


Thanks, Mark. Appreciate the mirror.
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PostPosted: Thu 05 Feb 2009, 13:30    Post subject:  

steve s: Looks interesting!

Has it got CUPS and gxine working properly?
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PostPosted: Thu 05 Feb 2009, 13:53    Post subject:  

Terryphi wrote:
steve s: Looks interesting!

Has it got CUPS and gxine working properly?


It's pretty much just 4.1.2 with fluxbox slapped on it then the menu modified and a little eye candy added.

So, as much as gxine and cups worked with 4.1.2, they should work fine.

I can say that I ran gxine a couple of times to play mp3's since it is the default media player and it ran great. I have liked 4.1.2 better than others for a lot of things, including wireless, so that transfers to this puplet/version. As far as cups goes, like everything else, it can always use testing! It should pretty much be in the same place as it was on the puppy 4.1.2 menu..

Thanks,
Steve

*Edit: I'm now running it from the work computer as it prints the test page on the hp photosmart 7350 attached to my pc, so cups looks good to go. And I'm watching Ironman on gxine, so that looks good to go, too. Cool
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PostPosted: Thu 05 Feb 2009, 14:12    Post subject:  

Oh, I wanted to also mention that some great eyecandy stuff for fluxbox can be found at http://www.box-look.org in case anyone wanted to add more themes and didn't know about this website.

You can simply click on the fluxbox themes, browse, find the one you want, then install it to /root/.fluxbox/styles/ and you've got your new themes. I really had to struggle not to add a lot of themes I like, thus keeping the size of the puplet down. Cool

**Edit: by the way, the usual Puppy Gtk theme chooser works just fine in this puplet. So, even with the minimalist wm like fluxbox, you can use box-look for your fluxbox theme and then you can use this thread and links like this for your gtk themes and just go crazy with the eyecandy if you want. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Thu 05 Feb 2009, 16:32    Post subject: g-pup  

Fluxbox on g-pup should be wonderful. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu 05 Feb 2009, 16:53    Post subject: Re: g-pup  

raffy wrote:
Fluxbox on g-pup should be wonderful. Smile


ha! yeah, you got that right! Fluxbox is so minimal that it works very well to keep the size of the distro down. However fluxbox typically isn't the best for everyday users, especially those that are recently migrated from Windows. They usually look at it and go, Ugh, where are the icons?!

I love it for my own distro but I don't get to use it as often as I'd like. This remaster was my excuse to get to use fluxbox.

And i would have done something like the minimalist thing with g-pup, but I like a lot of the programs on 4.1.2. Anyway, only Puppy could pull off 97mb with all that it has on it! I've done remasters with other distro's using fluxbox and for what Puppy can do it would be like 400mb at least... Cool
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PostPosted: Fri 06 Feb 2009, 04:53    Post subject:  

hi steve,

very good idea, i like fluxbox too.

you wrote that, that menu need to be altered by hand.

did you include/have you seen fluxconf: http://devaux.fabien.free.fr/flux/

there are also xdg-menu-packages around you maybe want to try.

look here: http://dotpups.de/dotpups/WindowManagers/XDG-Menusystem/wm-specific/

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PostPosted: Fri 06 Feb 2009, 05:42    Post subject:  

Steve/Mark,

how about making an xdelta available. I wish more people would use it, especially for puplets with minor tweaks, like this one.

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PostPosted: Fri 06 Feb 2009, 06:01    Post subject:  

Quote:
Puppy 4.1.2 with Fluxbox and not add any of the many other programs that I enjoy


Sounds good.
Is JWM still in there? I agree that fluxbox is not for those new to Linux BUT for those who want minimal and fast it is very good.

My initial reactions to fluxbox were confusion. Now I like it. I am clearly penguinated Embarassed

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PostPosted: Fri 06 Feb 2009, 08:08    Post subject:  

Lobster wrote:

My initial reactions to fluxbox were confusion. Now I like it. I am clearly penguinated Embarassed


Yeah, I'm right there with ya, Lobster..I was the same way and am the same way.

JWM is still in there; I didn't know what it would do if I simply removed it, if there were any programs that were in some way dependent on it or whatever.

vg1: I don't know what an xdelta is; please clarify.

aragon: I have not checked out those others, but I will. I have never had any problem editing the menu by hand, and it is probably the simplest thing to do. I know there is also the fluxconf program that will allow you to edit the menu, but I rather enjoy just going in and changing it.

But I will check out those other two items today... Cool
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PostPosted: Fri 06 Feb 2009, 14:39    Post subject:  

aragon: ok, you called me out on it.

This puplet does have the means of configuring fluxbox other than manually adjusting the menu file. I've included a screenshot. Top of the menu, fluxconf...

So, technically you don't have to adjust the fluxbox menu "by hand." I've just found it easier whenever I do it to just edit the menu file. Oh, well. At least it has options.
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PostPosted: Fri 06 Feb 2009, 22:55    Post subject:  

Hi,

There is a wonderfull fluxbox theme, developed in the "usuarios de habla hispana section", by psiwoods.

Screenies:

http://img369.imageshack.us/img369/2890/sshot1yb3.th.png
http://img381.imageshack.us/my.php?image=sshot2cn3.png

Link to the forum thread:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=36685

Direct link to the pet:
http://www.mediafire.com/?nf7y7xdjk3k

There is a pet inside the zip file.

Cheers!
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PostPosted: Fri 06 Feb 2009, 23:36    Post subject:  

Quote:
JWM is still in there;


OK so by going to the x terminal (press ctrl + alt + backspace)
and typing xwin jwm you have a standard Puppy 4.1.2
(not the same as the evolving Deep Thought which is 4.2 - for those wondering)

and by going to the x terminal (press ctrl + alt + backspace)
and typing xwin fluxbox you reenter fluxbox?

Then add some Puppy bloat (major packages such as OpenOffice) to make a flux capcitator in your own time . . . Smile
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