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  • #60321
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    melodie

    Hello, please help me improve it, as well as this presentation in English, and many thanks for your support, past and to come. šŸ™‚

    Bento Openbox antiX amd64

    Size: 692 Mb
    Md5sum: 9daa8ed2cfec392a6e0e092bed91c251

    Bento antiX amd64 is a rebuild of the antiX 64bit system with an x86_64 kernel, and with help from members of the antiX forum https://www.antixforum.com.

    Wallpaper by Charlie Henson on https://gnome-look.org and logo letters made with Gimp.
    User level: beginners and up.
    Hardware requirements: 1 to 4 GB of RAM at least, and 64 bits processor, (minimum power not tested) + HDD 7200 RPM or SSD (PATA or SATA).

    Information
    antiX is a GNU/Linux distribution that has been around for many years. It is lightweight and designed to run on aging computers. It makes use of the former init system instead of SystemD.

    Bento antiX further simplifies the use of antiX by keeping only the body of the system and dressing it up with a single environment built from a few selected programs, some of them which have been developed over a decade, first for a PCLinuxOS remaster, then for an Ubuntu remix, then to antiX starting 2020.

    The Openbox environment requires a small amount of RAM and a low amount of processor power.

    Thanks to Openbox configurations provided out-of-the-box and a single desktop environment, Bento antiX makes it easy for users to handle a GNU/Linux system designed to run on most older computers, some as old as 20 years.
    The installation disk image is less than 700 MB so it can be burned to CDROM if needed.

    Bento antiX is easy to customize and upgrade, mainly thanks to the antiX and Debian package repositories on which the Synaptic package manager relies.

    Main programs
    Synaptic: Package manager, it allows you to add more applications for current use;
    Epiphany-browser : Lightweight web browser;
    Galculator: calculator;
    Celluloid: watch videos;
    Xfburn: burn CDs;
    Leafpad: Text editor;
    Flameshot: take screenshots;
    Gpicview: view images;
    Xpdf: Lightweight pdf viewer;
    Xarchiver: Lightweight archive manager;
    Gparted: Partition editor.

    Features
    Kernel : linux-image-4.19.0-16-amd64
    Openbox + openbox-menu + obsession: advanced window manager and its complements ;
    PCManFM: file manager ;
    Lxpanel: classic dashboard with application menu, notification area, quick launchers etc.
    ArandR: configure the screen resolution;
    Lxappearance: configure the appearance of various parts of the environment;
    Tint2: very light dashboard (not activated by default);
    Sakura: light and configurable terminal with BASH shell;
    Iso-snapshot-antix: To rebuild your system as an installation disk image;
    Connman-ui: A lightweight network management tool.
    Zram for an extra memory amount.

    The default user in the live is demo, with the password demo, and the root user has the password root.

    Downloads
    https://downloads.linuxvillage.org

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    I applaud and encourage your work. While I have a busy schedule, I do hope that others will either affirm or encourage your efforts, which you are welcome to share, alter, even (optionally) spin into your own effort if you so desire, as long as you appropriately cite any other works or efforts you are using to produce your derivative work.

    Anyone want to discuss, recommend, congratulate, or comment?

    Brian Masinick

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    Hello melodie,
    greetings to France and the tour Eiffel, if I guess correctly from your language settings on the screenshots and your avatar image. I really like your creation, the choice of this impressive wallpaper transports all the ease of your approach. It looks like glaze painting, with its typical translucent glow of colors. To sad it is 64 bit only, I’d have liked to see it running live some day. But there is the 64 bit barrier, when being restricted to 32 bit machines only.
    So single thing left is to encouraging you to proceed and wishing the very best to you on your way.

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    Melodie,
    Is there a gitlab account for your changes to antiX that make Bento?
    I am interested in how much items are modified for the use / support of openbox.

    Computers are like air conditioners. They work fine until you start opening Windows. ~Author Unknown

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    Thank you Brian, and thank you Robin.
    Bento antiX 32bits is also available see here : https://www.antixforum.com/forums/topic/bento-antix-i486-may-23rd-2021

    The background was modified, but you can get the blue one too, just find the one from Charlie Henson at https://gnome-look.org. (Seek “wallpaers” with the filter “colors”).

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    Melodie,
    Is there a gitlab account for your changes to antiX that make Bento?
    I am interested in how much items are modified for the use / support of openbox.

    Hello Dave, I had missed your post!

    Answer is “yes and no”. I have put up a gitlab account when formerly started the same work on Ubuntu. You can see it here and have a look at the “distro map” which can give you rougly the idea.
    From https://gitlab.com/bento-openbox to https://gitlab.com/bento-openbox/bento-filesystem/-/blob/master/Bento-Openbox-Filesystem.png (and other formats : https://gitlab.com/bento-openbox/bento-filesystem)

    Then the description in the first post contains the information about the main packages involved in Bento Openbox environments. I know this answer isn’t perfect yet, however I started to work on a FS skeleton at home to reflect what was added in antiX and when I can take time for it again I plan to add a branch to gitlab.

    PS: for the Openbox corner, there is openbox-menu, obsession, which are available as packages in the repos (took some work a few years ago to initiate their way to the Debian reposā€¦ ) and the configuration files are located in ~/.config/openbox (and /etc/skel/.config/openbox) some might be in /usr/local/bin.
    Also I added some files of my own to get the installer appear on the desktop in the live session. You can see these files in /etc/xdg/autostart and in /usr/local/bin.
    ā€¦ The login manager is lightdm.

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