Replace Gnome with Openbox without destroying wireless

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Replace Gnome with Openbox without destroying wireless

Postby Hammer91 » 2017-02-20 00:18

I have installed Jessie a number of times and, because I really like the minimalist, customizable aspects of Openbox, I want to exchange Gnome for Openbox.

But I encounter a hangup in that I lose wireless connectivity when I remove Gnome and boot into Openbox.

Is there a cli command that would enable me to transition to Openbox with Slim and keep my wireless connection intact, either with network-manager or another app? Any way to write an exception for Network Manager into the purge command?

Using "sudo apt-get remove --purge --purge gdm3" and then "sudo apt-get autoremove --purge" destroys my wireless connection. No news there.

Any thoughts on how to navigate this process would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
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Re: Replace Gnome with Openbox without destroying wireless

Postby Bulkley » 2017-02-20 00:42

Why do you need an app to connect to Wifi? Are you using a portable? If a desktop a few simple lines in /etc/network/interfaces works better than any of the gui apps. Check here for some choices.

I have installed Jessie a number of times . . .

Unlike Windows, it is relatively easy to reconfigure Linux without doing re-installs. With your Jessie install Openbox first and set it up the way you like it and trust. When satisfied you can remove such of Gnome as you don't need. Or you can keep both.
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Postby Hammer91 » 2017-02-20 09:58

Do I need an app? Not really.

I am on a laptop.

I guess the appearance of a bell or a whistle (GUI icon of glowing computers or signal bars) gives me comfort. Lol.

I think you are identifying something with which I need to get more comfortable: terminal. #morepowerful

Appreciate the perspective of which files to edit.

Btw, this is a MacBook Pro 9,2 that I am on. I shrank my MacOS partition to next to nothing because I am working at doing something lighter and more liberated than the shiny prisons of Apple's ecosystem.
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Re: Replace Gnome with Openbox without destroying wireless

Postby wizard10000 » 2017-02-20 11:25

slim hasn't been maintained in awhile - I like it also, but am currently using LightDM. I've heard that slim has issues with systemd.logind but haven't had that issue myself.

I run openbox but use wicd instead of NM; if nm-applet isn't showing up in your tray you may have to add nm-applet to ~/.config/openbox/autostart - look here:

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Openbox#autostart

good luck -
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Re: Hammer91

Postby debmike » 2017-02-22 19:06

Hammer91 wrote:Do I need an app? Not really.

I guess the appearance of a bell or a whistle (GUI icon of glowing computers or signal bars) gives me comfort. Lol.



I know what you mean. I use tint2 with my OpenBox. It will give you the wireless notification icon and much more if you want to play with it. It will not mess with your laptop resources either.
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