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Old 05-23-2005, 10:06 AM   #1
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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?
 
Old 05-23-2005, 10:13 AM   #2
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$ echo "exec fluxbox" > ~/.xinitrc
$ startx
 
Old 05-23-2005, 10:18 AM   #3
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thanks. So if i wanted to run KDE again? samething except "exec kde" ?
 
Old 05-23-2005, 10:28 AM   #4
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You could make ~/.xinitrc to look like this:
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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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