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FiveFlat 05-23-2005 10:06 AM

make sure you started X before you start Fluxbox?!
 
Well, I installed KDE and it was extremely slow on my IBM Laptop (Celeron 366)
I then installed fluxbox. When I try to start flux - get:
Make sure you started X before you start Fluxbox.

If I type startx, KDE starts. How am I supposed to go about starting X before I start Fluxbox?

Dead Parrot 05-23-2005 10:13 AM

$ echo "exec fluxbox" > ~/.xinitrc
$ startx

FiveFlat 05-23-2005 10:18 AM

thanks. So if i wanted to run KDE again? samething except "exec kde" ?

Dead Parrot 05-23-2005 10:28 AM

You could make ~/.xinitrc to look like this:
Code:

exec fluxbox
#exec startkde

The # character prevents shell from reading the line. So the above .xinitrc would start fluxbox when you do startx . You can toggle the place of the # character when you want to start kde instead of fluxbox.


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