Openbox on Fedora 10

Johan Vromans jvromans at
Fri Nov 28 17:42:03 EST 2008

Ivan Virgili <ivnmad at> writes:

> On 28/11/08 21:00, Johan Vromans wrote:
> I also tried to modify the value of
> /desktop/gnome/session/required_components/windowmanager to "openbox"
> but I have encountered a problem with that (see

Setting this works for me.

My startup file contains:

  # Disable Nautilus desktop since we're not using the Gnome WM.
  gconftool-2 -s -t bool /apps/nautilus/preferences/show_desktop false

  # Do not set the background.
  gconftool-2 -s -t bool /desktop/gnome/background/draw_background false

  gconftool-2 -s -t string /desktop/gnome/session/required_components/windowmanager openbox
  export WINDOW_MANAGER=$HOME/bin/openbox

  exec /usr/bin/startx -- :0.0 ${1+"$@"} > $log 2>&1 && exit 0

openbox is ~/bin/openbox, which is a perl script that generates
site-dependent ob config files, and then execs /usr/bin/openbox.

(not yet updated to F10)

-- Johan

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