So you want to be a Slackbanger. Here I'm going to share my tips how to convert the latest release of Slackware into ArchBang 2010.09 inspired SlackBang (The wallpaper in the first screenie is lifted from it). Btw, project SlackBang will soon have its own site.
This post, From ArchBang to SlackBang, has probably all you need for now. Adding LXDE is also not a bad option since we're already using some of its tools like LXappearance and possibly the PCMan file manager, if you're not opting for Thunar, EmelFM which are also very decent choices, or whatever else takes your fancy. Tip: Consider which ones will allow you to (auto)mount removable drives and external media and map network drives if that is in any way important for your daily use.
As far as I can see today, 10/09/2016, the above post referenced is still valid. There is still a case for rolling your own SlackBang, even though the distrosphere and GNU/Linux itself has obviously changed quite a bit since 2012. Slackware itself though hasn't much, although it now includes Pulseaudio.
|Slackware, based on Archbang 2010.09.|
Anyway, these are all based on Debian, and if you're fond of Slackware you probably want a Slackware base. Slackel might be a choice to start off with, yet it is based on Salix as well as Slackware, includes some utilities as well as artwork out of the box the vanilla Slackware fan might not care for, and although it is using Openbox is quite different in its design and is lacking the sleek look of the !bang. So get yourself a Slackware DVD and follow the guide above. Media are available here. If you want the typical silver-grey Crunchbang look, get the CB 11 'Waldorf' or Bunsenlabs icon and gtk theme from their repos and extract them from the .deb package if you haven't already got an install to export them from. You might also want the grey tiles for a background.
|One line conky at the top and h4x0r background.|
A few more custom configs with wbar to top it off:
If you're looking for LXDE and LXQT packages for Slackware find them here. Or build them yourself directly from SlackBuilds.org.
Adding more LXDE with lxpanel and lxmenu, not much else was needed:
|Opera and lxpanel|
|With Dropline GNOME icon theme|