Continued from my previous post, Slackware64: Installing Slackware 14.1, I'm going to install Openbox as my default window manager. And this is how it looks in vm client
The information below is the result of my researches in the Internet and of my experiences. It is solely used for my purpose and may not be suitable for others.
To install Openbox and other packages, visit SlackBuilds.org. Slackbuilds.org offers the collection of slackbuild scripts. A slackbuild script is just a shell script which contains none of the code from the application it is going to install. Its only purpose is to help you build a Slackware package, which you can then install using 'installpkg' or 'upgradepkg'.
Now let's get going...
Installation of Openbox:
First, download the source and slackbuild for openbox:
$ cd Downloads/
$ tar -xzvf openbox.tar.gz
$ mv openbox-3.5.0.tar.gz openbox/; cd openbox
# installpkg /tmp/openbox-3.5.0-x86_64-1_SBo.tgz
Executing install script for openbox-3.5.0-x86_64-1_SBo.tgz
Package openbox-3.5.0-x86_64-1_SBo.tgz installed.
Now, exit X, run 'xwmconfig' and choose xinitrc.openbox-session. Then start X again. I use openbox-session because this executes the 'autoscript' script when Openbox starts. 'autoscript' contains programs that are executed at start-up. At any rate, this time, your X Window is running Openbox.
Don't be surprised if you see only blank screen. By default, openbox does not offer desktop icons, task bar, etc. But this means its customizable as you like.
ObConf is a GTK+ tool to assist with the configuration of the Openbox window manager (from slackbuilds.org).
LXAppearance is the standard theme switcher of LXDE. Users are able to change the theme, icons, and fonts used by applications easily (from slackbuilds.org).
tint2 is a simple panel/taskbar intentionally made for openbox3, but should also work with other window managers.
The goal is to keep a clean and un-intrusive look with lightweight code and compliance with freedesktop specifications (from slackbuilds.org).
Conky is a system monitor for X originally based on the torsmo code. Since it's original conception, Conky has changed a fair bit from it's predecessor. Conky can display just about anything, either on your root desktop or in it's own window. Conky has many built-in objects, as well as the ability to execute programs and scripts, then display the output from stdout (from slackbuilds.org).
Nitrogen is a background browser and setter for X windows (from slackbuilds.org).
Requirement: gtkmm, mm-common, atkmm, pangomm, cairomm, glibmm, libsigc++
rxvt-unicode is an enhanced version of the rxvt terminal emulator. It has full unicode and Xft support, does font antialiasing and italics, and has the same transparency capabilities as ATerm. It can be extended using Perl. (from slackbuilds.org).
Now follow my previous post, Openbox: Customizing to My Liking