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: * The desktop file monitoring needs glib2 built with kqueue support or as an alternative uses FAM (install gio-fam, and run /etc/rc.d/rpcbind start; /etc/rc.d/famd start)
13: * Run it via your .xinitrc or .xsession: start-netbsd-light-desktop
15: (One known issue depends on glib2 version. An unlock of already unlocked mutex. Reported upstream. See [[light-desktop-todo]].)
17: ## Test it
19: * Install xephyr or xnest and run it with the ":5 -ac" switches.
20: * export DISPLAY=127.0.0.1:5
21: * start-netbsd-light-desktop
23: ## Introduction
25: * The pcmanfm file manager controls the desktop. Files in ~/Desktop are displayed as icons.
26: * .desktop files in the ~/Desktop are used as application launchers.
27: * The window manager is openbox; but right click menu is controlled by pcmanfm by default.
28: * Right-click on desktop can choose Desktop Preferences which can change wallpaper and more.
29: * The taskbar aka panel is on the bottom.
30: * Left button on taskbar is the menu.
31: * Right-clicking on a menu entry gives you the option to add to the desktop.
32: * .desktop files installed on system should be automatically used for menu entries.
33: * To add menu entry, just add foo.desktop file to ~/.local/share/applications/.
34: * To change menu entries (or categories), go to menu of applications, and right click on item and choose Properties. (This runs the
35: lxshortcut editor.)
36: * The Run command will change icon and do type-ahead if it recognizes beginning of command entered.
37: * Right click on the panel for "Panel Settings".
38: * Panel settings allow you to resize and position the panel, change its appearance, added choices to the panel, and more.
39: * 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.
40: * The panel also has launchers for file manager and browser; minimize all button, pager, taskbar, clock, and shutdown button.
41: * The Monitor Settings via Preferences on menu offers a xrandr-based GUI.
43: Running programs are:
45: * dbus-daemon
46: * dbus-launch
47: * openbox
48: * pcmanfm
49: * menu-cached
50: * lxsession
51: * lxpanel
53: Various keys are custom controlled by openbox. Not tested yet and has some controls not installed yet.
55: ## Normal Desktop
57: *This is not complete yet*
59: The reference implementation of the desktop also offers:
61: * nm-applet embedded in notification area; to show and configure wired and wireless connections and detected networks.
62: * xfce4-power-manager to show battery state in notification area.
63: * shutdown button runs logout gui: suspend, hibernate, logout, cancel
65: The reference implementation of the desktop also runs:
67: * xscreensaver
68: * policykit-1-gnome/polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1
69: * /usr/lib/xfce4/xfconf/xfconfd
70: * gvfsd
71: * update-notifier
72: * notification-daemon
73: * gvfs-fuse-daemon
74: * gconfd
75: * gvfs-gdu-volume-monitor
76: * gvfs-afc-volume-monitor
77: * gvfs-gphoto2-volume-monitor
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