Zenwalk Openbox 7.0 is ready!

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Zenwalk Openbox 7.0 is ready!

Post by stillborn » Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:52 pm

Zenwalk Openbox 7.0 is ready!

I am happy to bring you the Openbox spin of Zenwalk® Gnu/Linux.
This release focuses on being more beginner-friendly by providing integrated and
easy-to-use Openbox desktop. You will get the latest stable version software
and new artwork. Some of the packages included are:
kernel-2.6.37.4
glibc-2.13
mozilla-firefox-4.0
mozilla-thunderbird-3.1.9
gnumeric-1.10.12
abiword-2.8.6
Here's the upgrades since RC1

Download Mirrors:
http://zen-repo.meticul.eu/i486/zenwalk ... ox-7.0.iso
http://chronos.iut-bm.univ-fcomte.fr/di ... ox-7.0.iso
http://viking.zenwalk.org/i486/zenwalk- ... ox-7.0.iso
ftp://mirrors.evolva.ro/zenwalk/i486/ze ... ox-7.0.iso
http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/dis ... ox-7.0.iso
ftp://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/dist ... ox-7.0.iso
http://ftp.nux.ipb.pt/pub/dists/zenwalk ... ox-7.0.iso
http://auroracore.biz/zenwalk-openbox-i ... ox-7.0.iso
more to come ....

MD5:
5064f48de3a4db1c894211b78353b695 zenwalk-openbox-7.0.iso

Tweak it til you geek it. Have fun!

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Post by hyperion » Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:13 am

\!D/

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Post by hyperion » Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:15 am

btw : you should post some screenshots :)

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Post by stillborn » Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:35 am

this evening :)

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Post by davec51 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:03 pm

I have recently installed Zenwalk 7.0 with xfce. Can I play with Openbox somehow without having to install the OS, adding it to my present installation? As you can see, I know nothing about anything.

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Post by stillborn » Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:32 pm

hyperion wrote:btw : you should post some screenshots :)

JP

screenshots are here now
http://www.zenwalk.org/modules/tinycont ... .php?id=57 \D/

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Post by hyperion » Tue Mar 29, 2011 3:18 pm

Great !!

awesome work to mimic the XFCE panel ...

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Re: Zenwalk Openbox 7.0 is ready!

Post by witek » Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:12 pm

Some issues:

On my old Dell X wouldn`t work untill I manually deleted 'nomodeset' from lilo.conf. Why the command was there at all?

The system was unable to connect to internet. Strange... Wicd failed, netconfig failed. Manual ifconfig and dhcpcd failed.

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Post by stillborn » Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:29 pm

witek wrote:Some issues:

On my old Dell X wouldn`t work untill I manually deleted 'nomodeset' from lilo.conf. Why the command was there at all?

from zenwalk 7.0 announcement
"kernel will be 2.6.37.4, with KMS support. KMS is disabled by default but can be enabled easily in the bootloader configuration."

witek wrote: The system was unable to connect to internet. Strange... Wicd failed, netconfig failed. Manual ifconfig and dhcpcd failed.

can you give more specs about your *net controller.

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Re: Zenwalk Openbox 7.0 is ready!

Post by mike the mechanic » Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:16 pm

Hello Stillborn

Great, i will replace my old 6.4 Zenwalk with your Openbox

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Post by siepa3 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:15 am

Are there any statistics available on how more resource-efficient Openbox really is over the other environments? Has anyone measured those things before?

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Post by aurlaent » Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:10 am

Unless you're really pushing the envelope on resources you are not likely to notice.
What's your system like?
I run Zenwalk Openbox 6.4 on a 120MHz laptop with 128MB of RAM. (That's not my main system)
Even Firefox is usable!

The reason I use Openbox is the number of things easily configurable.
The things I like are:
Keyboard control
Window placement
I can get rid of window decorations!
The menus open centered. (This was the first thing that attracted me to Openbox.)

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Re: Zenwalk Openbox 7.0 is ready!

Post by mike the mechanic » Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:17 pm

Hello Stillborn,

Yesterday i replaced my old Zenwalk 6.4 and found a fast and a friendly designed Openbox 7.0.
although the Sun was shining i could not stop to tweak a little bit.
The simplest and first setting was my favorite wallpaper, no problem with your script.
Now i have a german translated rightclick menu and a topbar like i want, but i am not able to delete the botbar. The best thing what i can do, is a blank bar. I am curious if I can still handle it.
My next step would be to install the NVIDIA driver, would you recommend this? I performed this with Zenwalk 7.0 and found the system unstable ,although i have done this twice with Zenwalk 6.4.

Greatings and thank you

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Re: Zenwalk Openbox 7.0 is ready!

Post by stillborn » Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:48 am

mike the mechanic wrote:Hello Stillborn,

Yesterday i replaced my old Zenwalk 6.4 and found a fast and a friendly designed Openbox 7.0.
although the Sun was shining i could not stop to tweak a little bit.
The simplest and first setting was my favorite wallpaper, no problem with your script.
Now i have a german translated rightclick menu and a topbar like i want, but i am not able to delete the botbar. The best thing what i can do, is a blank bar. I am curious if I can still handle it.

You can stop botbar from loading if you comment it out

Code: Select all

# Launch fbpanel
(sleep 2 && fbpanel -p topbar) &
# (sleep 3 && fbpanel -p botbar) &
in .config/openbox/autostart.sh
and original backup can always be found under /etc/skel/.config/*
mike the mechanic wrote:My next step would be to install the NVIDIA driver, would you recommend this? I performed this with Zenwalk 7.0 and found the system unstable ,although i have done this twice with Zenwalk 6.4.

I have it installed and didn't find any problems.

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Re: Zenwalk Openbox 7.0 is ready!

Post by Colonel Panic » Sun Sep 11, 2011 1:41 pm

Hi. Just installed ZW 7.0 Openbox, it's running really well. Thanks for a a fine distro which still runs on old hardware!

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