[openbox] [Recipe] Using Openbox in Gnome 3 Fallback Mode
earshinov at gmail.com
Fri Jul 29 05:43:20 EDT 2011
Recently I figured out how to use Openbox in Gnome 3 Fallback Mode.
What you need to do:
- use Openbox/Gnome session
- modify /usr/bin/openbox-gnome-session script
- create openbox-gnome.desktop file
Details are given below. Ideally, the updated openbox-gnome-session
script and new openbox-gnome.desktop file could go to upstream, so that
everything works out of the box. Currently you can use the recipe by
editing the files by hand. As a result, after logging in into
Openbox/Gnome session you will have Openbox running, with correct
number of workspaces.
Openbox-gnome-session script should be modified to work
with gnome-session version 3, like this:
if test $MAJOR -lt 2 || (test $MAJOR = 2 && test $MINOR -le 22); then
# old gnome-session was easy to work with
exec gnome-session --choose-session=openbox-session "$@"
elif test $MAJOR = 2; then
# new gnome-session requires openbox to be set in gconf and an
# openbox.desktop to be installed in the applications directory
exec gnome-session --default-session-key /desktop/gnome/session/openbox_session "$@"
# gnome-session 3 requires openbox.desktop in the applications directory
# and openbox-gnome.session file in gnome-session/sessions/
exec gnome-session --session openbox-gnome
Use this code instead of the 'if' at the end of the existing code.
Ignore the modifications I made for myself in the second case of 'if'.
In case this chunk of code will loose formatting, <http://pastie.org/2288907>
The new openbox-gnome.session file should look like this:
This file can be placed in ~/.config/gnome-session/sessions/ or globally
in /usr/share/gnome-session/sessions/ (where gnome.session file is).
More information: man gnome-session.
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