After almost 3 mos. of using Arch + Openbox, I finally got around and used Feh to provide the wallpaper service. I don’t know who owns the wallpaper (just did a Google image search for 1366x768 linux wallpapers) so I can’t attribute it properly. And yes, those 2 puny lines of text lines at the bottom-right corner are from Conky (I got rid of Tint2).
Anybody have any idea how to get a wacom configured in Linux? The things have always been plug ‘n play under Gnome, but I’m having no such luck with Debian and Openbox at the moment. (and I don’t feel like cluttering this computer with Gnome and its millions of megs of dependencies). Closest thing I’m finding is the linux wacom project, but iirc I tried this before, and all it did was install a bunch of third party stuff on my computer that did nothing.
So i have been trying to use openbox since some time now. I saw some videos and read some articles about openbox and so was eager to try it. Its like this with me, i read about something new and then i have this constant itch to try it. Sometimes back i was so into Xmonad. Ya i tried Xmonad much with Slackware. The only thing i hated about Xmonad was the config which was in haskell. Though i still tried and i think i was pretty successful with it i could never get a desktop like people show on the internet. Anyway most of my problems must be because of my old laptop. Its much dated now, i could never get cool graphics on it and it has this heating problem too, though it works fine with a cooler now. I can do all my work here and i having been using xfce for sometime here now.
So i was eager to pick up openbox. So i installed openbox, obmenu and obconf with pacman and started working on configuring it. Though it was working fine, i had to quit it now because of this problem. Whenever i switch to openbox, somehow pacman and wget stops working. When i do “pacman -Syu” i get this error “Address record not found”. Same problem with wget.
So i tried looking up on google. I couldn’t find the exact solution but i read somewhere that the problem must be with dns and it should be so cause internet was working fine and wget could be used with ip addresses but not with a url i.e wget <some ip address> worked but when i did a wget www.google.com it showed the same error.
So i downloaded this package called dnsmasq and a pacman -U <package> cleared the problem. Though this problem repeats whenever i use openbox. So here i am still using xfce. I guess in a few days i will try openbox again.