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Old 02-12-2003, 09:16 PM   #1
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Fluxbox would be nice if it worked.


but how do you install it? I installed from rpm and everything went fine. Now I boot to the graphical logon. I read a couple other threads in here about this and they were all over the place. No clear cut answer and even the documentation that came with fluxbox doesn't say how to do it.

So if I boot to a graphical logon and I usually use KDE what do I have to do to check out this FLUXBOX?
 
Old 02-12-2003, 09:26 PM   #2
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Edit the file .xsession. At the bottom, there should be a line exec startkde.

Change that to exec fluxbox, should work.

Simply logout, and then log back in.
 
Old 02-12-2003, 09:27 PM   #3
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No such file as .xsession A simple

locate .xsession

returns .xsession-errors files only.
 
Old 02-12-2003, 09:43 PM   #4
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OK, then there is a file called .xinitrc. Edit that.

I'm not too up on how xdm/kdm/gdm work, since I haven't messed with one in a while. Sorry.
 
Old 02-12-2003, 09:54 PM   #5
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No there is no .xinitrc file either. There is a bash script xinitrc but its not a hidden file. How do I know if I'm using xdm kdm or gdm?
 
Old 02-12-2003, 10:20 PM   #6
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Those are the graphical login applications.

Just create a file .xsession and put that in it. Or, go to /etc/X11/Xsession and copy it to your home directory as .xsession
 
Old 02-12-2003, 10:35 PM   #7
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If you're using graphical login do you have a dropdown menu with options to boot to and is fluxbox one of them? kdm=KDE desktop manager,gdm=Gnome and xdm=xfce.
 
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I was curious about the same thing, I just gave up on it in the end, but I was using Caldera OpenLinux 3.1.1 and I wanted to use Fluxbox, but I couldn't get it to show up on the drop down box, people pointed me to some guides, but they were all about having it show in the GDM under RH8, I plan to use Fluxbox on my Slack install, when the CD arrives... maybe even on FreeBSD (if that's possible) after it downloads... I curse dial-up...
 
Old 02-13-2003, 05:44 AM   #9
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I use the line XSESSION=fluxbox in /etc/rc.conf.
You can also set the login manager (kdm, xdm, gdm) here (the line should read DISPLAYMANAGER=kdm, if that's what you're using)
 
Old 02-13-2003, 10:46 AM   #10
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Okay to add some closure to this thread this is what I did to check out fluxbox. I changed the runlevel from 5 to 3. Then I editied the .Xclients-default file in the home directory of the user I wanted to test fluxbox on. Inside the .Xclients-default file there was one line that looked like this:

exec startkde

I changed it to

exec /path/to/fluxbox

Now when you type startx in runlevel 3 you go into fluxbox.

Fluxbox is pretty neat. I wish I had started with it because it would have forced me to become much more shell oriented then KDE does. Its very clean and simple but I think I have been spoiled by all the goodies KDE has to offer for lazy folk like myself. Oh well!
 
Old 02-13-2003, 11:00 AM   #11
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Fluxbox is pretty neat. I wish I had started with it because it would have forced me to become much more shell oriented then KDE does. Its very clean and simple but I think I have been spoiled by all the goodies KDE has to offer for lazy folk like myself. Oh well!
That's exactly my comments about Blackbox the first time I saw it. Now I can't do without it. You might want to checkout Icewm. It's a happy medium between the two.
 
  


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