- Obsolete - PCLinuxOS figures out the menu, and fbpanel shows all the KDE tray apps.
- KBB - getting Blackbox to work with KDE -- DEAD
- Does not compile - Probably because it requires QT2.
- This is old enough (2000) that it wouldn't follow the new blackbox menu standard, so it's only a partial solution.
kbbmenu script ∞
-- Parse a directory which is assumed to be a KDE menu directory and then print a Blackbox menu structure. I redirect the output to a file which I INCLUDE in the Blackbox menu. The kbbmc program is supposed to do the same, but I couldn't make it work. Just change references to $KDEDIR to where your GNOME menu structure is, and this should work for GNOME as well. Or get gnomenu.sh!
kbbmenu.sh /usr/ does not work for me. I edited it with this change:
sed 's/"//g'|sed "s/-caption//g"|sed "s/%/g"` # => sed 's/"//g'|sed 's/-caption//g'|sed 's/%//g'`
.. but that didn't do the trick either. I don't know if this script is out of date or what..
blackbox docs ∞
It is possible to use Blackbox 0.70 together with KDE 3. Blackbox can be run instead of the KDE 3 window manager by setting the KDEWM environment variable to blackbox before executing
startkde. For example, in your .xinitrc and/or Xsession:
#!/bin/sh KDEWM=blackbox export KDEWM exec startkde
blackbox is not in your
$PATH, you may need to set
KDEWM to the full path where
blackbox is installed.
The above example works when using
startxfrom the console, or with XDM.
- FIXME - Include instructions for making this work from KDM and, possibly, other login managers.
- Blackbox does not support session management. Saving and restoring sessions will not work.
- Even though Blackbox is running in KDE, Blackbox will use your chosen style. It will not use the KDE color scheme.
KDE uses an application called kdesktop to display the background and desktop icons. This application completely covers the root window, which means:
- You cannot access the root and workspace menus unless you explicitly kill kdesktop.
rootCommandin your preferred style will not seem to have any effect, since
kdesktopcompletely covers the root window.