First grab Openbox Package Either:
pacman -Sy openbox
or you use a PKGBUILD out of ABS.
Once openbox is installed you will get a message to move
~/.config/openbox/ in your home directory
$HOME/.config/ & make sure the dir
openbox/ is there (as your normal user)
If not create
/openbox directory by :
mkdir $HOME/.config/openbox/ (as root and/or normal user)
menu.xml & rc.xml from
To be abe to log into openbox you can either go via graphical log in KDM/GDM or startx in which case you will need to edit your
/.xinitrc (as user) to the following :
For KDM there is nothing left to do, openbox is listed in the sessions menu in KDM
OBConf is a very usefull tool that you will need. So first get it with pacman.
pacman -Sy obconf
To be able to use obconf you will need to change permissions on
rc.xml file in
cd $HOME/.config/openbox/ chown <USERNAME> rc.xml
The above procedure for the permissions only applies if you copied the files as root. If you copied rc.xml and menu.xml as a normal user into your /home/[user]/.config/openbox you are all set and ready to go!
Now you can log into openbox right click mouse to get main menu...
menumaker is a very usefull tool to create the xml-based menus for a various of WMs, and of course it works fine for OpenBox
First you have to get menumaker with pacman
pacman -Sy menumaker
as a normal user you can now run
mmaker -v OpenBox3
This will search your system for whatever applications you got, and it will create the
menu.xml in your