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Firefox/Gran Paradiso

It should be mentioned on the FAQ that Firefox and it's open source equivalents ignore application rules unless class="Firefox*" is used, regardless of what xprop reports as the class/name.

Openbox Dependencies on Feisty

The Feisty .deb package seems to require dependencies with vesions later than those provided by the repos, even after 'sudo aptitude update' + upgrade. Am I failing to understand something here? --Quixcyn 19:01, 11 September 2007 (EDT)

EDIT: Works when the backports repo is uncommented in /etc/apt/sources.list --Quixcyn 13:15, 12 September 2007 (EDT)

Additional Virtual Desktop Grid Information

The following information might be helpful to add to the second FAQ question, "How do I put my desktops into a grid layout instead of a single row?", as it took me a bit of hunting before I figured out all the errors...

To transform the setlayout.c program to an actual program you can use, run the following:

gcc -lX11 setlayout.c
ln a.out setlayout
./setlayout 0 3 2 0

previous unsigned comment added by Myownlittlworld

i've added compiling instructions in a comment at the top of the file Mikachu 02:51, 6 February 2008 (EST)

Thanks so much for such a fast response and fix! Myownlittlworld 19:28, 6 February 2008 (EST)

How do I run Openbox across multiple X screens?

There is a very important piece missing from this section! '&'!!!!! it is needed at the end of 'DISPLAY=:0.1 openbox', otherwise, the ~/.xinitrc script never actually leaves that line to get to 'exec openbox-session'

 How do I run Openbox across multiple X screens?

In order to have Openbox manage multiple X screens (this is not the same as multi-monitor TwinView or Xinerama), you need to run an instance of Openbox directly on each screen. We've put work into making Openbox work well with other instances of itself, for this type of configuration.

In order to run Openbox on two screens, use commands such as these:

  1. run openbox on the second screen (they start from 0)

DISPLAY=:0.1 openbox &

  1. by default openbox will run on the first screen (screen number 0)

exec openbox-session

Composite Manager

May be add an advice about cairo-compmgr ( ), a new feature-rich alternative to xcompmgr ?

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