desktop environment with plank xcompmgr nemesis artix based : a possible configuration

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desktop environment with plank xcompmgr nemesis artix based : a possible configuration

Post#1 by francois » 19 Nov 2017, 21:27

Plank under artix nemesis is really functioning well. All the adjustments will be kept after a reboot. :D

Simple desktop environment.
Trying to build on nemesis artix based a simple desktop environment. Here are the packages that I have put together inspired others:

First module:plank desktop.

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plank faenza-icon-theme xcompmgr xfce-panel xfce4-terminal thunar leafpad nm-applet xorg-xkill evince nitrogen xarchiver mpv ffmpeg 
Second module web browser, office, smplayer interface partitioner:

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opera libre-office-still gparted smplayer
Third module is printing and package management.
Adding printing capabilities http://forum.porteus.org/viewtopic.php?t=6909
**to come cups system-config-printer octopi yaourt
-Scanning is not resolved.
-brother printer

Problem with gdk-pixbuf.

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gdk-pixbuf-query-loaders > /usr/lib/gdk-pixbuf-2.0/2.10.0/loaders.cache
To keep save the changes in plank dock insert xcompmgr and plank at the end of /etc/xdg/openbox/autostart or in /porteus/rootcopy/etc/xdg/openbox/autostart file:

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#To save plank settings:
xfce4-panel & 
xcompmgr &   #command for compositor
plank &  #command for plank dock
Installing applications.
Drag the applications from the /usr/share/applications to the plank dock.
Create a direct link to the /usr/share/applications in the xfce panel

Applications opened at bootup.
Then to call packages, insert .desktop files, commands or scripts in the ~/.config/openbox/autostart file. As an example:

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/mnt/sda5/desktop_bak/1_bin/benq &    #script for dual display
/mnt/sda5/desktop_bak/1_bin/multilingue &    #script for multilingual keyboard
/mnt/sda5/desktop_bak/1_bin/time-adjustment-for-poor-battery &    #script for time adjustment
opera &  #use the command include in the an-application.desktop file coming from /usr/share/applications. Open opera.desktop to find command calling opera
Script execution from thunar file manager.
- double click to enable execution of a script http://forum.porteus.org/viewtopic.php?t=7036

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root /mnt/sda5/64_V32/xfce # xfconf-query --channel thunar --property /misc-exec-shell-scripts-by-default --create --type bool --set true
root /mnt/sda5/64_V32/xfce # 
Nitrogen wallpaper settings.
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/ni ... _wallpaper

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nitrogen /path-to-wallpapers
Example:

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nitrogen /mnt/sda5/desktop_bak/1_bin/
Setting localtime.
/usr/share/zoneinfo/America/Montreal renamed into /rootcopy/etc/localtime

Missing dependencie mpv
libva
ffmpeg
Missing links
ln -s /usr/lib/libva.so /usr/lib/libva.so.1
ln -s /usr/lib/libva-x11.so /usr/lib/libva-x11.so.1
ln -s /usr/lib/libva-drm.so /usr/lib/libva-drm.so.1


This is a work in progress.
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desktop environment with plank xcompmgr nemesis artix based : a possible configuration

Post#2 by francois » 20 Nov 2017, 05:01

Added packages.

Found the way to keep plank settings. It has to be started from /etc/xdg/openbox/autostart. First post modified accordingly.
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desktop environment with plank xcompmgr nemesis artix based : a possible configuration

Post#3 by francois » 22 Nov 2017, 02:45

added necessary icon-theme, my choice faenza.
added command xfce4-panel & to /etc/xdg
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