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benplaut
DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK. IT WORKS ON C1000, AND NO GARUNTEES ON ANYTHING. IF YOU BRICK IT, IT'S YOUR FAULT

This took a while to figure out, but it turned out to be super simple biggrin.gif
first, you need XFCE4 installed, you can find the ipkg at:

http://zaurus.spy.org/feeds/cacko/pdaXrom/....2_armv5tel.ipk

(if someone can make an ipkg of just the panel, that would rock)

and a somewhat vanilla install.

first, backup .xinitrc:

CODE
cp ~./.xinitrc .xinitrc.bak


next, edit .xinitrc with your favorite text editor (SciTE works nicely).

find this line:

QUOTE(old .xinitrc)
eval "matchbox-panel --no-flip $MBORIENT" 2>/dev/null


and change it to:

QUOTE(new .xinitrc)
eval "xfce4-panel"


restart X server, and enjoy smile.gif

<not working ATM>
to change the background, read this:
http://projects.o-hand.com/matchbox/docume...398.html#AEN401
the file is in /home/root/.matchbox/mb-desktop-background
</not working ATM>

Things that don't work:

A) When you end your session, any systray applets will have to be put back in apon startx

cool.gif The backrgound color is an ugly glue, and i have no idea why blink.gif, the config file is being weird, as well

C) closing the lid won't blank the screen

D) right click is going to be different for apps and for the panel <<edit>> maybe it works... i'm confused on this one ph34r.gif

and i'm sure many more problems that i haven't discovered yet dry.gif

i'm not a coder, so don't expect me to fix things... but i hope somebody who is a coder will take on those problems wub.gif

Things that are fixed:

Over vanilla matchbox:

A) it's got a taskbar rolleyes.gif

Over XCFE4.2.2:

A) matchbox-desktop (that's a plus for me, anyway)
cool.gif auto-rotate works
C)Fn+symbol keys work

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Have Fun! smile.gif
gromituk
Well I do know that backgrounding a process doesn't detach it from the terminal, so that is why killing it will kill the background process too, but I can't remember how to solve that one, sorry!
flyguy
This doesn't work for me

1. fresh install of RC 10.4

2. fresh install of XFCE onto a newly formatted ext2 SD card

3 . Install Systray

4. Install Taskbar

5. Edit .xinitrc

6. add taksbar, systray, menu

7. turn off zaurus, press on button again

8. CRASH!!!!

9. startx

10. x starts w/ some retarded "thing" at the bottom (small box, moves but does nothing). Pretty panel is gone.


*argh*


I like XFCE, i just wish that they would drop matchbox.


Louis
jerrybme
QUOTE(flyguy @ Aug 10 2005, 10:41 AM)
This doesn't work for me

1.  fresh install of RC 10.4

2.  fresh install of XFCE onto a newly formatted ext2 SD card

3 .  Install Systray

4.  Install Taskbar

5.  Edit .xinitrc

6.  add taksbar, systray, menu

7.  turn off zaurus, press on button again

8. CRASH!!!!

9.  startx

10.  x starts w/ some retarded "thing" at the bottom (small box, moves but does nothing).  Pretty panel is gone.


*argh*


I like XFCE, i just wish that they would drop matchbox.


Louis
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Did you try and open a default xfce session (startxfce4) before you edited your xinitrc to load the xfce4/matchbox/openbox custom job?
flyguy
no... why would i need to do that?? what do you think i'm doing wrong? the panel worked until i turned off the z.

louis



QUOTE(jerrybme @ Aug 10 2005, 09:50 AM)
QUOTE(flyguy @ Aug 10 2005, 10:41 AM)
This doesn't work for me

1.  fresh install of RC 10.4

2.  fresh install of XFCE onto a newly formatted ext2 SD card

3 .  Install Systray

4.  Install Taskbar

5.  Edit .xinitrc

6.  add taksbar, systray, menu

7.  turn off zaurus, press on button again

8. CRASH!!!!

9.  startx

10.  x starts w/ some retarded "thing" at the bottom (small box, moves but does nothing).  Pretty panel is gone.


*argh*


I like XFCE, i just wish that they would drop matchbox.


Louis
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Did you try and open a default xfce session (startxfce4) before you edited your xinitrc to load the xfce4/matchbox/openbox custom job?
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jerrybme
to check default install of xfce4, verify it works properly
flyguy
the default XFCE4 install works properly
omro
Any screen shots?
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