So for last 4-5 months I’ve been using the Manjaro i3 edition and for the most part I really liked it, the biggest problem was that things like simple bluetooth and sound manager were missing so it made setting some stuff up really hard. So when I had to reinstall I was exploring my options and found the Manjaro OpenBox edition, watched some reviews on youtube and really liked it.
Before I made the decision whether OpenBox is for me I wanted to try it first, so I played around in the liveboot for a while(actually I am making this post from the liveboot) and I really felt in love with it. Everything was so fast and smooth, the system settings were really friendly and the keybindings were really similar to my previous i3 setup.
So everything sounds great right? Well…
After I installed it and booted, the resolution was 1280x720, I am pretty sure it is the same issue as https://forum.manjaro.org/t/manjaro-openbox-resolution-issue/73236 (I also have dell xps 13 9730)
Well I tried fixing it with xrandr and even tho it was pretty easy to get the display to 1920x1080, the polybar was still 1280px wide and the wallpaper shifted and generally it looked pretty bad.
Another weird thing was that when you press
[super] + e
in the liveboot version, xed text editor opens, but in the installed version the only thing that happens is that error gets thrown that “coudn’t find subl3” or something like that, which is really weird.
I thought that maybe running a system update could help so I updated everything using the pamac package manager and after reboot the system became kinda slow and basically everything stopped working. First thing that appeared on the screen was some error with blueman, next thing was when I hit [super] + e error was thrown that it couldn’t find terminal.
I might be a Linux noob, but I think that it is really weird when things like this happen and I am really sad that even tho it worked so well in liveboot, it was very different after the install.