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Old 30. Nov 2010, 05:57 PM   #61 (permalink)
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I installed lxde in Peppermint and ran a session under lxde. It didn't help resolve the transparency panel either, though earlier the Openbox session worked perfectly.
Wait, I thought Pepermint was already LXDE? Why did you need to install it?
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Old 30. Nov 2010, 06:05 PM   #62 (permalink)
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In the Peppermint session, finally I can make the panel transparent with some tweaks here:

1. Install feh from Software Manager
2. In terminal, enter sudo leafpad
3. Open up this file /etc/xdg/lxsession/Peppermint/autostart and edit as follow:
* Comment out by adding # in front of @pcmanfm --desktop
* Add a new line: @feh --bg-scale /usr/share/peppermint/wallpapers/peppermint-wisp-wide.png
4. Save the file, log out and log back in.


Now if you select "Solid color (with opacity)" in Panel Preferences and adjust the opacity level, the panel is then transparent.

From here, the suggestion that PCManFM is affecting the panel transparency is quite true.
I thought this was an English-only forum??!!
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Old 30. Nov 2010, 06:12 PM   #63 (permalink)
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I thought this was an English-only forum??!!)
That is English I think. It is just in Geek Speak dialect.
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Wait, I thought Pepermint was already LXDE? Why did you need to install it?
I'm lost with this one too

Just a couple of afterthoughts considering those with lower powered machines.

VLC is real intensive so I've dropped back to the default player
Screenlets too uses quite a bit more in the way of resources that GKRellm and IMO isn't worth the extra glitz considering GKRellm has almost 200 skins available

I'd kiss anyone though that could tell me how to get rid of those flashing "krells" or whatever they are called. I've been customizing some of the settings but can't see how to do this?
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You can just see them on the far left but they zip across from left to right depending on activity. The static one covering part of the RAM window is also annoying.
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Wait, I thought Pepermint was already LXDE? Why did you need to install it?
I'm lost with this one too
On the default log-in screen, Peppermint allows for three sessions, i.e., Peppermint, Openbox and default, to log in.
If you install LXDE, it creates another LXDE session for logging in. You can then configure the LXDE session as you want, independent from the Peppermint session. There could be other ways of doing it, but I think installing LXDE is the easiest way.

Not sure if the above is too technical to be simple English for understanding.
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In the Peppermint session, finally I can make the panel transparent with some tweaks here:

1. Install feh from Software Manager
2. In terminal, enter sudo leafpad
3. Open up this file /etc/xdg/lxsession/Peppermint/autostart and edit as follow:
* Comment out by adding # in front of @pcmanfm --desktop
* Add a new line: @feh --bg-scale /usr/share/peppermint/wallpapers/peppermint-wisp-wide.png
4. Save the file, log out and log back in.

Now if you select "Solid color (with opacity)" in Panel Preferences and adjust the opacity level, the panel is then transparent.

From here, the suggestion that PCManFM is affecting the panel transparency is quite true.
I thought this was an English-only forum??!!
Well, I admit that the steps are too short and not sweet, look like machine language to me too. Let me explain a bit here:

Like other systems, Peppermint allows for setting your panel or taskbar to be transparent by design, but it doesn't work since it uses PCManFM (current version 0.9.7) as default file manager that conflicts with the setting.

Not only as file manager, PCmanFM is also tasked to display pictures as wallpaper and have desktop icons for the system. So in Step 3 above, PCmanFM is discharged from displaying wallpaper since it doesn't do the job well (by means of commenting it out), then Feh, a lightweight image viewer, is used to display the wallpaper peppermint-wisp-wide.png on scale. To do so, we need to edit the autostart file by opening up in the text editor Leafpad (in Step 2) with the administrator right to edit the commands and save the file.

Note: The only disadvantage for the tweaks is that it also does away with desktop icons but I personally don't need them even in Windows.

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Ouch that hurts! But I guess we asked for it.

Why don't you try installing Xfce, Rox, FVWM-Crystal, EDE, and Étoilé, while you are at it? Then let us know which one works out the best. I understand Enlightenment can be used as a desktop environment on its own also, so lets throw that one in there too.
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