Setting up SuxPanel

Desktop Sideboard

Article from Issue 50/2005

Even the smallest desktop has room

for a panel. If your choice of a window

manager does not support a suitable

panel alternative,you can always add

a panel like SuxPanel. Suxpanel provides

many useful features for the

desktop,and it even it even supports


Asideboard or panel groups a collection

of practical desktop

extensions like a clock and a start

menu. The major desktop environments,

such as KDE and Gnome, have a panel

by default, but users of more simple window

managers often need to add a panel.

SuxPanel [1], by Leandro Pereira, has an

amazing list of features, including an

extended clipboard, plug-in support, and

automatic menu generation.


SuxPanel has no RPM or Debian packages

at this time, so you will have to

build the panel from the source code. To

build SuxPanel from the source, you

need gtk2 version 2.0 and the matching

developer package. Most distributions

add a -devel or -dev tag to help you identify

the developer packages. Unpack the

suxpanel-0.3.tar.bz2 archive file, and

change to the directory created by this

step, suxpanel-0.3. Then type the following


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