Ok so I'm new here but I'm not new to linux or computers, but I am new to crunchbang, openbox, and most of debian (I'm an Ubuntu and PuppyLinux person)
Anyways, I'm sorry if this has been asked like a million times before, but it's something I'd like to get working.
I just installed crunchbang 10 (32bit) on my Netbook (1.6GHz CPU, 2GB DDR3 Ram, 128MB Intel GMA 3150) and I have to say it's performance is rather nice (though I've yet to use it for things like Minecraft and Open Transport Tycoon Deluxe). Though I'm not really one for openbox (too sparten for me)
I want to get XFCE4 and all its glory on crunchbang, or at least the looks and the menus. I don't really like that I can't easily change the settings and location of the taskbar/panel in crunchbang (I prefer my taskbar/panels to the left side so I can have more vertical space)
Anyway to easily get this to work? I'm up for running synaptic or terminal but i'd rather not compile my code if I can.
I don't really like that I can't easily change the settings and location of the taskbar/panel in crunchbang (I prefer my taskbar/panels to the left side so I can have more vertical space)
I'm not sure what you consider "easy" but all you have to do to change the position of tint2 (the panel) is edit ~/.config/tint2rc and change this line:
panel_position = bottom center horizontal
From the tint2 web site:
panel_position = vertical_position horizontal_position orientation
value for vertical_position : bottom, top, center
value for horizontal_position : left, right, center
value for orientation : horizontal, vertical
So you'd probably want
panel_position = left center vertical
As for installing Xfce, there are a number of posts here on the forum about doing this, and I'm sure one (or more) of the many Xfce users here will be along shortly to explain more.
If you can't wait, just type "installing xfce" in the search box at the top right corner of your screen. You'll get a long list of topics, like this list: http://crunchbanglinux.org/search/?cx=p … j616823j15
Last edited by pidsley (2012-08-17 03:00:57)
Ok I really coudnt wait so I went with the synaptic way. Im now in a XFCE session but now I've noticed that everything I put in my home folder appears on my desktop...
You really need to try the search box A search on "desktop icons" brings us to the wiki, where we find:
* Don't forget to edit your ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs file:
otherwise you will have the contents of your home folder on the desktop.
Last edited by pidsley (2012-08-17 03:20:00)
Also a right click on the desktop, Settings/Desktop/Icons Tab change Icon Type to None and there will be no Icons on the Desktop at all.
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