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It’s been a while since I last posted but I have some new observations.

It’s a known secret that my goal in life is to help windows users and others transfer to Linux.

My favorite distro for this task is LXLE. But it seems most Linux distros have a few glitches while running multi monitors. And LXLE thus far is no exception.

But I hear there are improvements coming, but in the meantime I needed a solution. Enter the Enlightenmnet desktop via Bodhilinux.

The Enlightenment desktop does a better job of opening apps according to which monitor the mouse is on. So If the family is watching a movie on one monitor and you are working on the other, your apps won’t pop up on top of their movie.

Well here is my problem. Bodhi is not as easy to use as LXLE, but if someone needs dual display support I have to give them Bodhi. If not I would normally give them LXLE. But since I highly customize the os for them it’s easier to just set up one distro loaded with my preferred apps.

So, since I can clone most LXLE paradigms and apps, I just use Bodhi as the base, and just install lxde-core.

This solution has worked out even better, because of Bodhi’s software repo’s which contain not only the normal ubuntu software but also a lot of software that the developers have added that otherwise would be available in ppa’s.

SO now I get the best of both distro’s rolled into one. It saves me a lot of time.

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LXLE RC

Screenshot from 2013-12-20 16:35:55

LXLE RC is out. I installed it yesterday. There are a few nice changes. But I still had to install LXWeather, x-tile, skippy-xd, and of course my newbie menu.

So far it’s speedy and I have found no problems.

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My LXLE

Screenshot from 2013-12-18 19:44:29

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Tiled Desktop

Screenshot from 2013-09-25 16:56:07

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Untiled Desktop

Screenshot from 2013-09-25 16:54:34

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lxpanel config File

# lxpanel config file. Manually editing is not recommended.
# Use preference dialog in lxpanel to adjust config when you can.

Global {
    edge=top
    allign=right
    margin=0
    widthtype=percent
    width=100
    height=30
    transparent=1
    tintcolor=#000000
    alpha=255
    autohide=0
    heightwhenhidden=2
    setdocktype=1
    setpartialstrut=1
    usefontcolor=1
    fontsize=12
    fontcolor=#ffffff
    usefontsize=1
    background=0
    backgroundfile=/usr/share/lxpanel/images/background.png
    iconsize=29
}

Plugin {
    type = menu
    Config {
        image=/home/main/usr-local/Debian3232/start-button.png
        system {
        }
        separator {
        }
        item {
           image=/usr/share/icons/MaXo-ReMix/places/folder_home.png
           name=My Files
           action=pcmanfm ./
        }
        item {
            command=run
        }
        item {
           image=/usr/share/lubuntu-control-center/media/icon.png
           name=Control Panel
           action=lubuntu-control-center         
        }
        separator {
        }
        item {
           image=/usr/share/icons/MaXo-ReMix/apps/firefox-3.5.png
           name=Explore the Internet
           action=iceweasel 
        }
        item {
           image=/usr/share/icons/.png
           name=Calandar/Email/Tasks/Contacts
           action=evolution
        }
        separator {
        }
        item {
           image=/usr/share/icons/word.png
           name=Create/Edit Word Document
           action=/usr/bin/wps 
        }
        item {
           image=/usr/share/icons/excel.png
           name=Create/Edit Excel Spreadsheet
           action=/usr/bin/et 
        }
        item {
           image=/usr/share/icons/powerpoint.png
           name=Create/Edit Powerpoint Presentation
           action=/usr/bin/wpp 
        }
        separator {
        }
        item {
           image=/usr/share/icons/media-optical-cd.png
           name=Burn CD
           action=brasero
        }
        item {
           image=/usr/share/icons/media-optical-cd.png
           name=Rip CD
           action=asunder
        }
        item {
           image=/usr/share/icons/media-optical-cd.png
           name=Play CD/DVD
           action=xine
        }
        item {
           image=/usr/share/icons/media-optical-cd.png
           name=Copy/Backup CD/DVD
           action=k9copy –assistant
        }
        separator {
        }
        item {
           image=/usr/share/icons/xsane.png
           name=Scan a Document
           action=simple-scan
        }
        item {
           image=/usr/share/icons/gcalc-tool.png
           name=Calculator
           action=galculator
        }
            separator {
        }    
        item {
           image=/usr/share/icons/media-optical-cd.png
           name=Listen/Store Music
           action=banshee
        }
        item {
           image=/usr/share/icons/netflix.png
           name=Watch Netflix Movies
           action=netflix-desktop
        }        
        item {
           image=/usr/share/icons/camera-photo.png
           name=Organize/Edit Photos
           action=shotwell
        }
        separator {
        }        
         item {
           image=/usr/share/icons/cheese.png
           name=Take Selfies
           action=cheese
        }
        item {
           image=/usr/share/icons/Facebookpics.png
           name=Publish Pics 2 Facebook
           action=shotwell
        }
        item {
           image=/usr/share/icons/Facebook_icon.png
           name=Facebook
           action=fbmessenger
        }
        item {
           image=/usr/share/icons/yt.png
           name=You Tube
           action=firefox http://www.youtube.com/
        }
        separator {
        }
        item {
           image=/usr/share/icons/tracker.png
           name=Search Files
           action=catfish
        }
        separator {
        }
        item {
            image=/usr/share/lxsession/images/system-shutdown.png
            command=logout
        }
    }
}

Plugin {
    type = space
    expand=1
    Config {
        Size=2
    }
}

Plugin {
    type = taskbar
    expand=1
    Config {
        tooltips=1
        IconsOnly=1
        ShowAllDesks=1
        UseMouseWheel=1
        UseUrgencyHint=1
        FlatButton=1
        MaxTaskWidth=200
        spacing=1
        GroupedTasks=0
    }
}

Plugin {
    type = volumealsa
}

Plugin {
    type = space
    Config {
        Size=2
    }
}

Plugin {
    type = dclock
    Config {
        ClockFmt=%a, %b %d, %I:%M %p
        TooltipFmt=%A %x
        BoldFont=1
        IconOnly=0
        CenterText=0
    }
}

Plugin {
    type = launchbar
    Config {
        Button {
            id=/usr/share/applications/FastForcast.desktop
        }
        Button {
            id=/usr/share/applications/radar.desktop
        }
    }
}

Plugin {
    type = space
    expand=1
    Config {
        Size=2
    }
}

Plugin {
    type = monitors
    Config {
        DisplayCPU=0
        DisplayRAM=1
        RAMColor=#FF0000
    }
}

Plugin {
    type = monitors
    Config {
        DisplayCPU=1
        DisplayRAM=0
        CPUColor=#0000FF
    }
}

Plugin {
    type = tray
}

Plugin {
    type = launchbar
    Config {
        Button {
            id=lxde-logout.desktop
        }
    }
}

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lxde-applications.menu Template


Applications
lxde-menu-applications.directory

   
   


            All
            all-applications.directory
       

Accessories
lxde-utility.directory

Utility

Accessibility

System





Universal Access
lxde-utility-accessibility.directory

Accessibility

Settings





Development
lxde-development.directory

Development

emacs.desktop





Education
lxde-education.directory

Education





Games
lxde-game.directory

Game





Graphics
lxde-graphics.directory

Graphics

Utility





Internet
lxde-network.directory

Network





Multimedia
lxde-audio-video.directory

AudioVideo





Office
lxde-office.directory

Office





System
lxde-system-tools.directory

System

Settings

PackageManager





Other
lxde-other.directory

Core

Settings

Screensaver




DesktopSettings
lxde-settings.directory

Settings
PackageManager
System


DesktopSettings


lxde-wine
lxde-wine.directory

   


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Desktop Directory Template

Desktop Entry]
Type=Directory
Name=What you type here will show up as submenu title
Icon=/give/full/path/to/your/icon.png
NoDisplay=false

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Linux Menu for Windows Users

Screenshot from 2013-09-21 06:17:05

 

Linux menu is here too.

Screenshot from 2013-09-21 06:17:49

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Oh Yea! Heres where you get Lxweather

First some dependencies

in terminal check and make sure your header files are installed

In a terminal…

uname -r

This gives your kernel version

Whatever the output( 3.10.1-0 or whatever else) make sure your linux-headers-#.#.#-# that match your kernel image version exactly are installed by

sudo apt-get install linux-headers-#.#.#-#

in terminal (where #.#.#-#  match the output exactly of the prior command uname -r)

Now make sure make is installed. In a terminal do

sudo apt-get install make

Okay, now you’ll need git. In a terminal …

     sudo apt-get install git

sudo apt-get install libxml++2.6-dev

Now your ready to install Lxweather so do this in a terminal…

git clone https://github.com/psipika/lxweather.git

cd ./lxweather

./configure

make

sudo make install

Now add Lxweather to applications. In a terminal do this…

sudo leafpad /usr/share/applications/lxweather.desktop

then copy and paste in the following…

[Desktop Entry]
Name=lxweather
Exec=lxweather
Icon=
Type=Application
Categories=GTK;GNOME;Utility;

Save and close, then copy to your ./.config/autostart folder in terminal do …

cp /usr/share/applications/lxweather.desktop ./.config/autostart/lxweather.desktop

 

Enjoy!

 

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