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How to use Oroborus WM in Puppy?
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rpil


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PostPosted: Tue 04 Nov 2014, 05:15    Post subject:  How to use Oroborus WM in Puppy?  

Hello, my friends! I just made a full installation of Puppy Linux, for the first time, and I must admit that is a beautiful and complete distro!
I'm basically a Gentoo user and I like to make themes (or reconstruct older themes) for my favorite desktop environment, Enlightenment.
The reason who brings me to your company (and I hope to stay for a long time), is a discussion about Oroborus window manager:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=3764
I know it's a little old, but I guess there is a lot of people among us that still use this interesting wm.
Until now, I was working with Gnome, KDE, a little XFCE and, of course, E17 and I don't know nothing about these minimalistic window managers.
I would like to know, how can I have a Oroborus session working in my Puppy system. I read the topic, but I don't know from where to start.
I have already installed from the nice .pet packages that I've found in the topic, Oroborus 2.0.2, desklaunch 1.1.5, keylaunch 1.3.3, deskmenu 1.4.2, oroborus theme-setter, themes 2.0.18 and new themes. Also, 9menu 1.8.
Please, help me, in details, my friends. I'm a ..."puppy" for those things... Razz Cool
Thanks.
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PostPosted: Tue 04 Nov 2014, 14:41    Post subject:  

Hello, rpil.

Welcome aboard! I hope your stay in "the kennels" Smile will be most enjoyable!

I did contribute an oroborus package for Puppy a couple of years ago (see
pages 5-6 of the thread you mention). Give me a day or two, and I'll try to
dig it up for you. (It's on a different computer.)

BFN.

musher0

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rpil


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PostPosted: Tue 04 Nov 2014, 15:54    Post subject:  

Thank you for the welcome, dear musher0! Nice to meet you! The Puppy is so sweet and I hope to give him something to ...chase (I mean, his tail, you know, "Oroborus"! Laughing ).
I repeat that I'm totally irrelevant about these "tiny, little, minimal" window managers and I will need all the help that you can give me.
As for the package, you mean, this?

I downloaded this package, too. The question is "what follows"?
I have a bunch of packages and I don't know how to connect them and make Oroborus work! Razz
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PostPosted: Wed 05 Nov 2014, 00:21    Post subject:  

No, I didn't use that French depot. The Canadian depot I used shut down at
the beginning of 2014. I had uploaded a lot of stuff there, so now it's back to
square 1 for my uploads.

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PostPosted: Wed 05 Nov 2014, 04:10    Post subject:  

Oh! So, please, find it! Razz
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PostPosted: Wed 10 Dec 2014, 02:45    Post subject:  

Hi, rpil.

Please forgive me for having taken so long.

Since I did not find my old files, here is a fresh compile of
oroborus-2.0.20 and of its companion file deskmenu-1.4.5.

Please download the "oroborus-pack.zip" from:
http://www19.zippyshare.com/v/83763204/file.html
zippyshare keeps files for 30 days only, I believe. (As from today...)

Unpack the zip file in your Download or suitable directory, and double-
click on each of the two *.pet files to install the executables.

Here is also a little script to put in /root/Startup to launch deskmenu
when you use oroborus.

Code:

#!/bin/sh
# ~/Startup/if-oroborus.sh
####
WDMGR="`cat /etc/windowmanager`"
$WDMGR="oroborus" && deskmenu

(Please download and unpack the little zip file at the bottom of this
message. It's the same as the code above.)

You will have to fill in / adapt your .deskmenurc manually. But it's easy,
just follow the instructions in the file itself.

Once oroborus is launched, the key combination to activate the deskmenu
is Ctrl+Esc. You can change this key comination if you like.
deskmenu is meant to stay active through your session, so don't "kill" it
accidenrtally ?! Smile

To change window managers, you type Ctrl+Alt+Backspace to go to the
initial black console. Once there, you type
Code:
exec xwin oroborus

This will launch oroborus and the deskmenu companion.

If you want to go back to jwm, you do the same Ctrl+Alt+Backspace
combination and then you type:
Code:
exec xwin jwm


I compiled and tested these programs on Puppy Precise 5.4.3. They work
fine on my setup. Keep me posted ?

Best regards.

musher0
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PostPosted: Wed 10 Dec 2014, 02:48    Post subject:  

Reminder: As you probably know already, the main thread for
oroborus on this forum is at:

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=23652&sort=lastpost&search_id=433000071#23652

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