yeah you can, I mean I only have experience with 10.10, but it's best that you get everything set up before you start your first session though
for example, my autostart sh looks like #!/bin/sh ( sleep 1 && adeskbar ) & ( sleep 2 && nm-applet) & nitrogen --restore & conky & xbindkeys &
but it all depends on what you want to use really, you could use tint2 or bmpanel instead of adeskbar. just make sure that you have your bar, whatever bar you choose, and nm-applet start before openbox. also nitrogen is a good app for changing walls. and you might want to set thunar as your default FM and just straight up uninstall nautilus. nautilus is a bloated piece of crap. this is of course, if you really want to install openbox, and don't plan on going back to gnome.
Trust me, your problems with gnome come from Ubuntu, not from Gnome. Whatever, if you want to change, you should try CrunchBang. It's based on Debian, using OpenBox, you'll be HAPPY !! Next to that crappy Ubuntu shit, CrunchBang looks like paradise!
TheImmortalPhoenixFeatured By OwnerJan 4, 2011Hobbyist Interface Designer
i already use crunchbag but i don't now why i don't like it a lot...a question of appeal...i don't know...and then it is in english and i'm italian so i prefer a distribution which completely support italian...
1. install "openbox", "obconf", "obmenu", "conky", "tint2" and "nitrogen" 2. make your "autostart.sh" like ~dustkt wrote. 3. download and install Litestyle suite [link] 4. put that conky and tint2 configs into your .conkyrc and tint2rc (~/.config/tint2/tint2rc) 5. run Nitrogen and choose a wallpaper 6. run ObConf and ObMenu to customize some settings in openbox.