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Old 08-17-2005, 08:05 AM   #1
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how 2 make fluxbox a session?


i recently removed the kde/gnome sessions from my system. i use the dull x login manager and it seems to think that i don't have a desktop environment on my system (it just sits there at a monochrome screen with an X as the cursor). i've been using fluxbox so is there a way to tell the login manager to log in using the fluxbox session?
 
Old 08-17-2005, 08:35 AM   #2
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Edit your ~/.xinitrc and add the following line:
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exec /path/to/fluxbox
 
Old 08-17-2005, 09:00 AM   #3
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Originally posted by bathory
Edit your ~/.xinitrc and add the following line:
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exec /path/to/fluxbox
ok, tried that...still doesn't work. my xinitrc isn't located in ~, it's located somewhere else (can't remember, not at home) but it didn't work in there either. i tried adding

case "$1" in
fluxbox)
exec fluxbox
;;

in my /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xdm/Xsession file but that doesn't work either.
 
Old 08-17-2005, 03:07 PM   #4
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you have to create the .xinitrc file in your home directory...you can do this by opening a terminal and simply typing touch .xinitrc
then add the info posted above and it should work for ya
 
Old 08-17-2005, 05:25 PM   #5
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still doesn't work should i just give up and reinstall flux? i was using kdm before xdm when i was using flux so that might be the problem. i also installed flux through apt, do i need to compile and install it myself?
 
Old 08-21-2005, 10:38 AM   #6
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Try editing your /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc@ file.
 
Old 08-21-2005, 06:01 PM   #7
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Try editing your /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc@ file.
already tried that
 
  


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