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Postby madeye » May 17th, '14, 19:03

edit doktor5000: thread with test results has been split of from LXQT poll thread: viewtopic.php?f=29&t=7510

I just installed it now. It does feel a little faster. However I need to run some more tests to have a clear picture of it.

One thing that I did notice is that it's not using kwin as wm. That's a problem for me,as I'm using keyboard shortcuts for managing my windows, and the best way I've found is to use razorqt with kwin.

Is there somewhere I can set lxqt to use kwin? I can't seem to find a "control panel" anywhere.
Please note I have both razorqt and lxqt installed right now.
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Re: Should the LXQT desktop be included in Mageia?

Postby doktor5000 » May 17th, '14, 20:59

Could be that we're missing something from http://wiki.lxde.org/en/Build_LXDE-Qt_F ... components
AFAIR, razor-qt asked on first start which WM it should use. According to the comments has to be possible: http://blog.lxde.org/?p=1107&cpage=1#comment-9106
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LXQT testrun and issues

Postby madeye » May 18th, '14, 01:01

I thought it better not to pollute the poll anymore than necessary, so I moved this to a new thread. I quoted the messages prior to this so the history would be easier to find for anyone running across this thread.
https://forums.mageia.org/en/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=7510#p48102
madeye wrote:May 17th, '14, 19:03

I just installed it now. It does feel a little faster. However I need to run some more tests to have a clear picture of it.

One thing that I did notice is that it's not using kwin as wm. That's a problem for me,as I'm using keyboard shortcuts for managing my windows, and the best way I've found is to use razorqt with kwin.

Is there somewhere I can set lxqt to use kwin? I can't seem to find a "control panel" anywhere.
Please note I have both razorqt and lxqt installed right now.

doktor5000 wrote:May 17th, '14, 20:59

Could be that we're missing something from http://wiki.lxde.org/en/Build_LXDE-Qt_F ... components
AFAIR, razor-qt asked on first start which WM it should use. According to the comments has to be possible: http://blog.lxde.org/?p=1107&cpage=1#comment-9106


It seems it's only in the menu it is missing. Running lxqt-config from a terminal makes it possible to change the settings.
Or it can be changed directly in ~/.config/lxqt/session.conf, by adding
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window_manager=kwin


But I am missing the possibility to logout while using lxqt. Can someone confirm this?
(no problem while using razorqt)
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Re: LXQT testrun and issues

Postby Ken-Bergen » May 18th, '14, 02:27

As lxqt is not yet in Cauldron this would be the wrong place to ask.
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Re: LXQT testrun and issues

Postby madeye » May 18th, '14, 09:47

I wasn't really sure where else to put it, as this is a "testing" issue. But please feel free to move it to a more proper location.
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Re: Should the LXQT desktop be included in Mageia?

Postby dglent » May 18th, '14, 10:21

I have cauldron installed, i cannot install the lxqt from there:
[root@localhost ~]# urpmi task-lxqt
A requested package cannot be installed:
lxqt-panel-0.7.0-1.x86_64 (due to unsatisfied libicuuc.so.52()(64bit))
Continue installation anyway? (Y/n)

i have these packages installed:
icu-53.1-4.mga5
icu53-data-53.1-4.mga5
icu-debuginfo-53.1-4.mga5
lib64icu53-53.1-4.mga5
lib64icu-devel-53.1-4.mga5
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Re: Should the LXQT desktop be included in Mageia?

Postby dglent » May 18th, '14, 14:33

I rebuilt the rpm here in a cauldron system:
http://www.mageia-gr.org/rpm/5/x86_64/
http://www.mageia-gr.org/rpm/5/noarch/

My very first comments:
1/ i have kwin, i don't have icons in the categories of the menu (in the panel), maybe is normal or a fault ...
2/ the lxqt fonts configuration makes another setting in ~/.config/fontconfig.fonts.conf, so it doesn't make in account the settings from KDE, and it makes doubles entries ...
3/ The task-lxqt rpm that i have uploaded here: http://www.mageia-gr.org/rpm/5/noarch/ didn't take in account some requires and i installed them manualy (pcmanfm-qt, liblxqt liblxqt-data libqtxdg and libqtxdg-data) i will take a look.

and it would be better if the packages are in svn so we can work all together
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Re: Question and Poll

Postby doktor5000 » May 18th, '14, 14:34

Nobody mentioned packages are available for Cauldron.
doktor5000 wrote:FWIW, I've rebuilt all of the lxqt packages for Mageia 4, and added lxqt-panel and a task-lxqt.


@dglent: Can you simply wait until I've imported the packages in the next few days, to avoid duplication of work?
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Re: LXQT testrun and issues

Postby doktor5000 » May 18th, '14, 14:35

Best leave it here until I've imported the packages this week.

Logout was working fine for me. What login manager do you use?
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Re: LXQT testrun and issues

Postby madeye » May 18th, '14, 18:50

I have tried with kdm and lightdm. I tried to use sddm as well, but it would not allow me to login at all. (that's a seperate issue I will address later in a seperate thread)

In the leave menu I have all the options: hibernate, suspend, reboot and shutdown. But the logout option is missing altogether.
For now I've gone back to razorqt, as everything is working there.
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Re: LXQT testrun and issues

Postby doktor5000 » May 22nd, '14, 11:58

For now the packages are making it slowly through the buildsystem, as quite some subtleties have to be taken care of.
Will ping here again once task-lxqt has made it through so a usable LXQt desktop can be installed under cauldron,
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Re: LXQT testrun and issues

Postby doktor5000 » May 25th, '14, 15:51

task-lxqt should be available from your favorite cauldron mirror soon. Current state of packages and which are missing is listed here: https://wiki.mageia.org/en/User:Doktor5 ... aging_TODO

If there are any packaging issues, please put all the urpmi output in code tags and post here.
If there are other problem with lxqt, best try to investigate and fix yourself, as 0.7.0 is considered a beta release.
Also upstream is quite responsive, either via GitHub or Google Groups https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/razor-qt
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Re: LXQT testrun and issues

Postby doktor5000 » Jun 7th, '14, 21:44

All packages for lxqt should be available now. I've added lximage-qt, lxqt-appswitcher, lxmenu-data so that menu structure should be good now, and additionally there's obconf-qt and compton-conf. task-lxqt-0.7.0-3.mga5 should pull all those.

Also the DM session file has been moved to standard location /etc/X11/wmsession.d/
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Re: LXQT testrun and issues

Postby ozky » Jun 13th, '14, 20:38

Why build config tool to compton composite manager without building compton to mageia ?.
A new compton-conf tool, for Compton users (released separately)

http://sourceforge.net/p/lxde/mailman/message/32310545/
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Compton
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Re: LXQT testrun and issues

Postby doktor5000 » Jun 14th, '14, 11:29

I've mistook it for weston, the wayland compositor :/
Seems it happened to others too :) http://pkgs.org/search/compton
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Re: LXQT testrun and issues

Postby cristal1 » Jun 21st, '14, 21:32

Thank you Doktor5000 for the LXQt integration in Mageia.

I love this Desktop env., i've just bought my wacom tablet to join the Mageia's great team :)

Youhooouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu !!!!!
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Re: LXQT testrun and issues

Postby mellow_moon » Jul 9th, '14, 23:02

loving this!
how can I make it build with qt5 ?
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Re: LXQT testrun and issues

Postby doktor5000 » Jul 10th, '14, 10:55

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LXQT testrun

Postby paiiou » Jul 21st, '14, 09:49

Hello,
I think that my question has rather its place here than in bugzilla.
I would want to have a carillon in the starting up.
With Xfce, I had created a file /etc/xdg/autostart/xfce4-login-sound, containing the line:
Exec=/usr/bin/canberra-gtk-play --id="login-sound" --description="Xfce Login"

I did not find which program to use with lxqt, knowing that I would not want to install canberra-gtk.
If you have an idea
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Re: Re: Should the LXQT desktop be included in Mageia?

Postby doktor5000 » Jul 21st, '14, 20:33

Why not use paplay instead?

Also I've not looked yet, but doesn't LXQT also offer the functionality to define startup sound?
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Re: Re: Should the LXQT desktop be included in Mageia?

Postby paiiou » Jul 23rd, '14, 18:14

doktor5000 wrote:Why not use paplay instead?

Yes, it works well. Thank you
In the same order of idea, if we do not want to use pulseaudio, there is ogg123 of the package vorbis-tools

doktor5000 wrote:Also I've not looked yet, but doesn't LXQT also offer the functionality to define startup sound?

I have still looked, but I found nothing
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Re: Should the LXQT desktop be included in Mageia?

Postby paiiou » Jul 23rd, '14, 18:40

I have another question :
With Xfce, the session isrecorded at the time of leaving.
All the applications are restored during a new session.

Is it possible with LXQt?
I did not find in the configuration of LXQt
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Re: Re: Should the LXQT desktop be included in Mageia?

Postby doktor5000 » Jul 23rd, '14, 20:27

How did you install lxqt? Do you have lxqt-session installed? That includes the session manager, but to be honest, I've not used it yet.
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Re: Re: Should the LXQT desktop be included in Mageia?

Postby paiiou » Jul 23rd, '14, 22:31

doktor5000 wrote:How did you install lxqt? Do you have lxqt-session installed? That includes the session manager, but to be honest, I've not used it yet.

I make the installation with urpmi --nosuggest task-lxq.
Lxqt-session is a part of implicit requires.
I have well a configuration of the sessions, but nothing concerns the saving of the sessions (or then my glasses are to be changed).
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Re: Re: Should the LXQT desktop be included in Mageia?

Postby doktor5000 » Aug 3rd, '14, 16:29

Reposting here:

So far I've added a custom Mageia theme as the default theme, and also changed the default panel. Although due to some upstream bugs, the default configuration from /etc is partly ignored. I've found a workaround for the default panel and wallpaper issue: copying the configs from /etc to the users home folder workarounds that. But this cannot be added to the package, as rpm is not allowed access to users home folders.

You can try yourself by wiping all configs of the current user, and copying over the configs from /etc as normal user:

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rm -rf .config/ .cache/ .local/; mkdir -p .config/pcmanfm-qt/lxqt/; mkdir -p .config/lxqt; cp /etc/pcmanfm-qt/lxqt/settings.conf .config/pcmanfm-qt/lxqt/; cp /etc/lxqt/panel.conf .config/lxqt/


LXQT should also be available on next Mageia 5 installation media and selectable in installer in place of razorqt.

Now we're discussing how to ensure smooth upgrade from razorqt and LXDE, and how to drop razorqt and LXDE.
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