This is a general guide to install Openbox on the latest Debian 10 Buster.

The finish operating system will have several hightlights:

1. Install a base system from netinstall CD

Note that you only need “…” to select when you are installing the base system:

Change source list

nano ~/

Update and upgrade system

cd /
cd /home/pi/tflite1/
sleep 3s &&
sudo motion	
sudo -u pi /usr/bin/python3 --modeldir=Sample_TFLite_model/ 
cd /

2. Install packages

xorg openbox

Note: Install Google Chrome first thing to easy copy and paste from this guide.

wget apt install ./google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

General list: What and Why

apt install terminator plank thunar thunar-volman thunar-archive-plugin thunar-media-tags-plugin gvfs gvfs-backends nitrogen alsa-utils vlc numlockx light-locker lightdm wicd lxpolkit xfce4-notifyd pulseaudio pavucontrol breeze-cursor-theme obconf lxappearance numix-gtk-theme numix-icon-theme compton conky conky-all


3. Configure Openbox

Use my preconfigured Openbox config file

Use my menu Generator scheme

4. Configure composite and Conky

5. More

Use bl-exit script from Bunsen Labs

Install sublime text


auto login with lightdm

sudo nano /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf

autologin-guest=false autologin-user=dat #my user autologin-user-timeout=0

6. Trouble shooting

43 sudo apt install compton htop firmware-amd-graphics

Slow to start apt-get install haveged

Create (if not already existing) or edit your ~/.Xdefaults file and add these lines:

Xcursor.theme: name Xcursor.size: 32

In /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/ directory, edit (or create) a file called 20-radeon.conf (look for amdgpu.conf for users with the amdgpu drivers) with the following contents:

Section "Device"
    Identifier "Radeon"
    Driver "radeon"
    Option "TearFree" "on"

dat@debian:/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d$ cat 20-intel.conf Section “Device” Identifier “Intel Graphics” Driver “intel” Option “AccelMethod” “sna” Option “TearFree” “true” EndSection

###7. Check and configure time


timedatectl status

timedatectl list-timezones

timedatectl set-timezone Europe/Paris