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iamasmith
This thread is really about sharing ports that you have found to work well or not work for some reason, it also contains some additional configuration notes.
iamasmith
*xfce4*

Works pretty well, takes about 1.5 days to build from the ports tree. Only one gotcha that I have found at the moment and that is the recycle bin doesn't appear to work correctly so if you select something from the file manager it is better to say Remove rather than Recycle.

If you do say recycle the file will be moved into a folder called ..Wastebasket within the same directory as the file, since the application to empty it doesn't work you will have to clean this up yourself.

The xfce4 environment has a special startup script that can be run only when X is not running since it starts the X server itself. To start xfce4 use startxfce4

xfce4 may be started from xdm as follows.

Create a file called .xsession in the top of your home directory. In that file add the command startxfce4.
This is important since it will start this session instead of running a regular startx command.

One thing that is particularly nice with xfce4 is that you have applets such as a battery monitor which will interface with apmd to give you live battery stats.

Note that if you are using xdm as a login manager you may notice that your XTerm does not run .profile from the home directory, this can be fixed using...

echo XTerm*loginShell: true >> ~/.Xdefaults

however, if you are using .xsession it is better to set up things like umask etc in .xsession since this will be called before the environment starts and thus will effect the applications not launched from the xterm.
iamasmith
*Window Maker*

Window Maker works well indeed, no special instructions here other than the mechanism needed to start it.

Create a .xinitrc in the home directory and add the line..

wmaker

This runs the wmaker initialisation that eventually starts everything up for the environment. The initialisation assumes that X is already running which is why it goes in here to be handled by the startx command.

Additional useful components to build are..

wmapm - apm monitor DockApp, exposes the apm -s and apm -z commands too (do NOT resume with the power button too quickly after selecting these, it causes a hang if you do)
wmclockmon - Clock DockApp with Alarms etc.
wmwlmon - Wireless Lan monitor DockApp
iamasmith
*gimp*

Works well, a little too slow to be practical for large edits and you need to limit the cache size to about 5Mb when prompted during user setup.
iamasmith
*gtkam*

Fantastic, works well, plugged in my Canon IXUS 750 via USB and I can browse and download pics (depends on gphoto libraries).
iamasmith
*scite*

Works well, however, you may wish to edit /usr/local/share/scite/SciTEGlobal.properties and remove some of the language definitions once installed since the list is a little long for a small screen device smile.gif
Sequethin
I'm using mutt, fetchmail, msmtp, and irssi from ports. So far so good smile.gif Oh and I almost forgot, zsh!
iamasmith
*Ximian Evolution*

Wow, it works, it's a little slow since it takes 20 odd Mb memory between client and data server but it's nice for a demo smile.gif (takes about 1 day to build)
cybernetseraph
Hey guys,

No access to my Z right now (I was mugged near the end of last year and i lost it!). Got a new one on the way (3200, hopeing nothing much has changed so i can get back to running OBSD asap).

Anyway, before i lost my old one i was looking for a battery applet, that's not dependant on a Window manager, preferably uses hints to go into the system tray (i was running fluxbox and it worked find, but i needed a battery monitor).

Anything in the ports tree? or anything not too dependant on something else?

This may be off topic in this thread, but since it was about working apps i thought it about right.

also:

Octave appeared to work
mutt, irssi, zsh,screen, dillo, konqueror embedded,rxvt,xpdf and a bunch of others all workeed fine for me (this was using a recent snapshot back in november, so should be fine still).

Has anyone played with getting MPD (music player daemon) to work? if so any luck using it with tremor intead of libogg?

Ta.

-0-
mathemajikian
These ports work perfectly in OpenBSD 3.9:

fluxbox (Supports windowmaker dock applications. 3320K Memory footprint)
fbdesk (Compiled from source. Faster and smaller than idesk. Works great! Heres the link: fbdesk-1.4.0.tar.gz)
gftp (slow, this program is a beast are there any other gui alternatives?)
idesk
rox
pine (pine is super light and best of all it works with gmail!)
konq-e (Web browser)
abiword (Needs ispell or aspell inorder to make spellcheck work!)
colorls
aterm
feh (for transparent backgrounds, Needed for idesk to look right)
vlc (Fast video playback!)
mplayer/gmplayer(Use for audio playback since video playback sucks! flac, ogg, mp3, bonk)
gaim (I wish we had naim instead)
ispell
xlock
xv
ImageMagick (Use with xv to take screenshots)
samba
tcsh
xmms (choppy audio playback whenever you move anything around in X)
xpdf
xchat
aumix
links+ (links -g is great!)
gthumb
cooledit
tightvnc (make sure you set the geometry correct on vnc server)
prboom (apply andys sdl patch to get full screen playback!)
apsfilter (Use with samba to print to windows network printers)
xemacs (works but is quite large.I would recommend cool edit instead)
vorbis-tools ( contains ogg123 that dosnt seem to work)
tremor-tools (contains igg123 that works great for playing ogg audio files)
cplay (Works great! copy igg123 over ogg123 to allow cplay to play ogg audio files)
vim (color vi)

These ports with all dependencies on clean install using xscale flags takes up 2.6GB. After you delete the pkgs and distfiles after build, ie, /usr/ports/packages/ and /usr/ports/distfiles/ you are brought down to almost 1.9-2.1 GB. Plenty of room left for audio files on wd0. I suggest buying a usb wiFi dongle and a 12GB CF microdrive. This machine is powerful. Takes alittle bit to setup but if you are familiar with other bsd derivitives then you will have no problems. Once its setup you will not be dissapointed!



QUOTE(iamasmith @ Jan 19 2006, 01:57 PM)
This thread is really about sharing ports that you have found to work well or not work for some reason, it also contains some additional configuration notes.
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coreilly
install xmms-mad-0.8.tgz from packages plus the mp3 package and xmms will play your mp3s.
mathemajikian
I installed every port involving xmms and it would not play mp3's. I also installed the packages from /usr/ports/packages/arm/all. I will try it again later. Thanks for the info.

EDIT: Hey you were right! mp3 playback works correctly once xmms-mad is installed! THANKS!

QUOTE(coreilly @ Aug 3 2006, 04:52 PM)
install xmms-mad-0.8.tgz from packages plus the mp3 package and xmms will play your mp3s.
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coreilly
QUOTE(mathemajikian @ Aug 3 2006, 01:32 PM)
I installed every port involving xmms and it would not play mp3's. I also installed the packages from /usr/ports/packages/arm/all. I will try it again later. Thanks for the info.

EDIT: Hey you were right! mp3 playback works correctly once xmms-mad is installed! THANKS!

QUOTE(coreilly @ Aug 3 2006, 04:52 PM)
install xmms-mad-0.8.tgz from packages plus the mp3 package and xmms will play your mp3s.
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no prob... i had this problem too and from some reason i installed the mad package and boom! worked!
iamasmith
My favourites at the moment..

lang/ruby
devel/ruby-gems
mysql

and yes, I have got a full Ruby on Rails environment working smile.gif

-Andy
jpmatrix
QUOTE(coreilly @ Aug 4 2006, 12:34 AM)
no prob... i had this problem too and from some reason i installed the mad package and boom! worked!
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yeah that xmms-mad did it for me too ! coool !
however i've a little problem with xmms : the volume slider doesn't work ! the sound volume is always up wherever i set it ! am i alone with this problem ?
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