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Old 05-07-2007, 03:48 PM   #1
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Fluxbox on Debian


Hi, I couldn't find a single guide on the net on how to install fluxbox on Debian.

Right now, I'm on straight cmd line, so I need a guide on basically what items to install, and how to configure it.

The Ubuntu guides don't work for, because Ubuntu already starts with gnome and x-windows and xserver or what not.
 
Old 05-07-2007, 03:59 PM   #2
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Open synaptic. Install fluxbox (search if you have to). At the boot screen, select sessions, select fluxbox. Not too complicated.

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Old 05-07-2007, 04:11 PM   #3
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I already said that I was on JUST command line. I have no gui synaptic. I have to do all these instructions from the command line.
 
Old 05-07-2007, 04:25 PM   #4
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apt-get install fluxbox xorg

or

aptitude install fluxbox xorg

When in doubt, you can use "apt-cache search ..." to search for packages with "..." in the name.
 
Old 05-07-2007, 04:38 PM   #5
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Quote:
Warning: Failed to open file(/usr/share/fluxbox/nls/en_CA/fluxbox.cat)
for translation, using default messages.
Error: Couldn't connect to XServer
I did exactly as you said, and this is the error I get.
 
Old 05-07-2007, 04:47 PM   #6
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That warning is just a warning, which the program being run went past. From the error, I'm guessing you tried to start fluxbox by entering the command, "fluxbox"? Like any window manager, fluxbox needs a running X display to connect to. The two typical ways to accomplish this are to run "startx" from a text login or to use a graphical login manager (like xdm, gdm, or kdm).

Of these, using either gdm or kdm is the easiest--they're graphical login managers that let you choose what sort of session you want to login as (e.g. with a fluxbox session). Using either "startx" or "xdm", you'll need to manually edit a file to get fluxbox to startup automatically.
 
Old 05-07-2007, 05:28 PM   #7
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BTW-you did say you are "in straight cmd line" you did not say "I do not have a GUI installed". There is a large difference.
 
Old 05-07-2007, 08:57 PM   #8
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did you install X?
 
Old 05-13-2007, 04:51 AM   #9
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first install xserver
apt-get xserver-xorg-core xorg
then choose the display manage u want [ gdm , kdm , ...]
apt-get install gdm
then install the GUI
apt-get install fluxbox
 
Old 05-14-2007, 10:30 PM   #10
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I think xdm would be a better choice of display manager for Fluxbox. unless there's some glaring problems with it I don't know about anyway.
 
  


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