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Old 03-18-2002, 08:36 PM   #1
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error starting blackbox


I downloaded, compiled, and installed blackbox.



But when I run /usr/local/bin/blackbox I get an error:



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BaseDisplay::BaseDisplay: connection to X server failed.


Anyone know what this means?

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Old 03-18-2002, 08:51 PM   #2
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Do you have .xinitrc in ur home directory?
If not create it and add the following line

exec /usr/local/bin/blackbox
now type startx

HTH
 
Old 03-18-2002, 09:08 PM   #3
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You finally got xfree to install? cool
here's what my /home/hanzerik/.xinitrc looks like:

# Begin .xinitrc
xscreensaver -nosplash &
exec fluxbox
#exec blackbox
# End .xinitrc

Iput both fluxbox and blackbox on, still trying to figure out which one i like more.
 
Old 03-18-2002, 09:19 PM   #4
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What can I do if I want to be able to choose whatever desktop I want to run, WITHOUT going in and uncommenting lines in my .xinitrc or editing any other files.
 
Old 03-18-2002, 10:22 PM   #5
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I saw a post a few days ago about that. A type of text menu that lets you chose what wm you want to you use.

I'm not sure, I have always booted up to runlevel 3 , and have edited the file before i startx if I want to switch desktops.

here it is:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=16327

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Old 03-19-2002, 02:00 PM   #6
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blackbox is pretty cool, only thing i don't like is

1. I have to edit the menu file if i want to add a new program. there should be a blackbox program to manage the menu instead of breaking down and editing a file.

2. When I "iconify" a window, in order to restore that window I have to click on 3 different menus. First the main blackbox menu, then the "Workspace List" sub-menu, then the "Icons" sub-menu, and then finally the actual window that I want to restore. That's just too much clicking. I wish the "iconify" feature worked easier without so much clicking.

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Old 03-19-2002, 07:54 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by glock19
blackbox is pretty cool, only thing i don't like is

1. I have to edit the menu file if i want to add a new program. there should be a blackbox program to manage the menu instead of breaking down and editing a file.

2. When I "iconify" a window, in order to restore that window I have to click on 3 different menus. First the main blackbox menu, then the "Workspace List" sub-menu, then the "Icons" sub-menu, and then finally the actual window that I want to restore. That's just too much clicking. I wish the "iconify" feature worked easier without so much clicking.

Try Fluxbox, I thinks its a little better, looks just like blackbox, but has some more cool fetures. When you minamize in fluxbox, it goes to the tool bar at the bottom, not to a workspace.
 
Old 03-19-2002, 07:59 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by glock19
blackbox is pretty cool, only thing i don't like is

1. I have to edit the menu file if i want to add a new program. there should be a blackbox program to manage the menu instead of breaking down and editing a file.

2. When I "iconify" a window, in order to restore that window I have to click on 3 different menus. First the main blackbox menu, then the "Workspace List" sub-menu, then the "Icons" sub-menu, and then finally the actual window that I want to restore. That's just too much clicking. I wish the "iconify" feature worked easier without so much clicking.
1. there is, i use bbconf. have a search.
2. yeah i'll give you that one. i just don't bother to iconify things... i *think* it's possible to make icons be included in alt tab cycling tho.. oh here's a patch... http://bbtools.thelinuxcommunity.org/available.phtml
on there somewhere.

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