Annotation of wikisrc/light-desktop/light-desktop-usage.mdwn, revision 1.1
1.1 ! wiki 1: This page gives a brief overview of the light-desktop features. It is a quick getting started guide.
! 3: ## Run it
! 5: * Currently the main packages are in pkgsrc-wip.
! 7: * Install the wip/light-desktop metapackage. On NetBSD, this will also install the netbsd-light-desktop-default-settings package.
! 9: * It uses dbus: /etc/rc.d/dbus start
! 11: * Run it via your .xinitrc or .xsession: start-netbsd-light-desktop
! 13: (One known issue depends on glib2 version. An unlock of already unlocked mutex. Reported upstream.)
! 15: ## Introduction
! 17: * The pcmanfm file manager controls the desktop. Files in ~/Desktop are displayed as icons.
! 18: * .desktop files in the ~/Desktop are used as application launchers.
! 19: * The window manager is openbox; but right click menu is controlled by pcmanfm by default.
! 20: * Right-click on desktop can choose Desktop Preferences which can change wallpaper and more.
! 21: * The taskbar aka panel is on the bottom.
! 22: * Left button on taskbar is the menu.
! 23: * Right-clicking on a menu entry gives you the option to add to the desktop.
! 24: * .desktop files installed on system should be automatically used for menu entries.
! 25: * To add menu entry, just add foo.desktop file to ~/.local/share/applications/.
! 26: * To change menu entries (or categories), go to menu of applications, and right click on item and choose Properties. (This runs the
! 27: lxshortcut editor.)
! 28: * The Run command will change icon and do type-ahead if it recognizes beginning of command entered.
! 29: * Right click on the panel for "Panel Settings".
! 30: * Panel settings allow you to resize and position the panel, change its appearance, added choices to the panel, and more.
! 31: * You can have multiple Application Launch Bars on the panel which can be configured to add various applications for quick launch via button on panel.
! 32: * The panel also has launchers for file manager and browser; minimize all button, pager, taskbar, clock, and shutdown button.
! 33: * The Monitor Settings via Preferences on menu offers a xrandr-based GUI.
! 35: Running programs are:
! 37: * dbus-daemon
! 38: * dbus-launch
! 39: * openbox
! 40: * pcmanfm
! 41: * menu-cached
! 42: * lxsession
! 43: * lxpanel
! 45: Various keys are custom controlled by openbox. Not tested yet and has some controls not installed yet.
! 47: ## Normal Desktop
! 49: *This is not complete yet*
! 51: The reference implementation of the desktop also offers:
! 53: * nm-applet embedded in notification area; to show and configure wired and wireless connections and detected networks.
! 54: * xfce4-power-manager to show battery state in notification area.
! 55: * shutdown button runs logout gui: suspend, hibernate, logout, cancel
! 57: The reference implementation of the desktop also runs:
! 59: * xscreensaver
! 60: * policykit-1-gnome/polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1
! 61: * /usr/lib/xfce4/xfconf/xfconfd
! 62: * gvfsd
! 63: * update-notifier
! 64: * notification-daemon
! 65: * gvfs-fuse-daemon
! 66: * gconfd
! 67: * gvfs-gdu-volume-monitor
! 68: * gvfs-afc-volume-monitor
! 69: * gvfs-gphoto2-volume-monitor
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