How to: Make Alpha OS look like Linux Mint

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How to: Make Alpha OS look like Linux Mint

Postby simargl » 08 Oct 2013, 16:32

1) Install needed packages from AUR and lxpanel from official repository:
packer -S mint-x-icons mint-backgrounds-olivia
pacman -S lxpanel

2) Open: Applications > Preferences > Customize Look and Feel. Set icon theme to Mint-X.

3) Now open file /root/.start and disable (put # before):
cwp, tint2 and conky
and make two additions spacefm --desktop and lxpanel

/root/.start will look something like

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#!/bin/sh
/etc/init.d/hwclock start &
#cwp --last &
spacefm --desktop &
setxkbmap bs -option terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp &
numlockx on &
xset b off &
volumeicon &
mpg123 /usr/share/audio/login.mp3 &
sleep 1s
#tint2 &
lxpanel &
sleep 2s
(if [ ! "$(pidof notify-osd)" ]; then /usr/lib/notify-osd/notify-osd; fi)&
#conky &
sleep 7s
rdate -s tick.greyware.com
exit

Click Logout from the Openbox right click menu.

4) When X server starts new session, spacefm will manage desktop and lxpanel will replace tint2. Now right click on desktop will show spacefm preferences menu. Choose desktop settings and under wallpaper settings navigate to directory /usr/share/backgrounds/linuxmint-olivia and set linux_mint_15.png as your wallpaper.

5) Next, right click on lxpanel, then under panel settings go to appearance and set use system theme. Under tab advanced set logout command to wmlogout. You can right click any item from lxpanel menu and choose Add to desktop.

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Re: How to: Make Alpha OS look like Linux Mint

Postby smil99 » 09 Oct 2013, 23:42

Hi simargl,
Followed your instructions and everything seems to be working well except the desktop background switch. Anytime I try to change the background, it ends up with a blank desktop. Reloading brings back the background I wanted to change. Any clues to solving this?
Cheers.

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Re: How to: Make Alpha OS look like Linux Mint

Postby simargl » 10 Oct 2013, 09:07

You're right, I've now tried to change the background and also got black screen. It's a bug in spacefm
[root@alphaos ~]# spacefm --desktop

(spacefm:1433): Gdk-ERROR **: The program 'spacefm' received an X Window System error.
This probably reflects a bug in the program.
The error was 'BadDrawable (invalid Pixmap or Window parameter)'.
(Details: serial 25286 error_code 9 request_code 62 minor_code 0)
(Note to programmers: normally, X errors are reported asynchronously;
that is, you will receive the error a while after causing it.
To debug your program, run it with the GDK_SYNCHRONIZE environment
variable to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful
backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error() function.)
Trace/breakpoint trap

Edit: This problem is solved in version 12.1


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