Saturday, June 2, 2012

Openbox Window Manager: Oblogout

I'm using Oblogout to shutdown, restart, etc. from Openbox. It looks very nice and it's easy to configure and customize.

To configure it you will have to edit the "oblogout.conf" file. In Archlinux this file is placed in the "/etc" directory.

To shutdown and restart the system  i'm using the good old "shutdown" command, "xlock" to lock the screen and "openbox --exit" to log out.
     1  [settings]
     2  usehal = false
     4  [looks]
     5  opacity = 70
     6  bgcolor = black
     7  buttontheme = oxygen
     8  buttons = cancel, logout, restart, shutdown, lock
    10  [shortcuts]
    11  cancel = Escape
    12  shutdown = S
    13  restart = R
    14  logout = L
    15  lock = K
    17  [commands]
    18  shutdown = sudo shutdown -h now
    19  restart = sudo shutdown -r now
    20  lock = xlock &
    21  logout = openbox --exit

To be able to restart/shutdown without root privileges I added following lines at the end of the "/etc/sudoers" file.
Remember to edit the "sudoers" file using "visudo"
    92  %power ALL= (ALL) NOPASSWD: /sbin/shutdown
    93  %power ALL= (ALL) NOPASSWD: /sbin/reboot
    94  %power ALL= (ALL) NOPASSWD: /sbin/halt

oblogout screenshot:


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