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Old 01-08-2002, 06:14 PM   #1
JimmyX01
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Exclamation Blackbox!?


im on redhat 7.2 with sawfish and gnome(kernel 2.4.7-10 i686)

i found the the current stable version of blackbox(0.6.1.1-6) and i installed it through root like: rpm -Uvh blackbox* and it showed that it worked. (i also tried -e and then -i too) both times said it installed fine. now, what should i do? i tried running blackbox through the terminal and got:

BScreen::BScreen: an error occured while querying the X server.
another window manager already running on display :0.0.
Blackbox::Blackbox: no managable screens found, aborting.

i tried exec blackbox and got the same error. What should i do after blackbox is installed?

$ which blackbox
/usr/bin/X11/blackbox
$

what should i do? :smash:

thanks for any help in advance!!!!!!!
 
Old 01-08-2002, 06:30 PM   #2
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Re: Blackbox!?

Quote:
Originally posted by JimmyX01
BScreen::BScreen: an error occured while querying the X server.
another window manager already running on display :0.0.
according to this error, it seems you have another x session open.. have you closed out of X and or tried logging out then trying it from there ??
 
Old 01-08-2002, 06:49 PM   #3
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i logged out of X and back into the black screen login prompt i tried typing blackbox and it gave me an error. then i tried exec blackbox and it just brought me back to the prompt. any other ideas?

thanks again.

note: i logged out of X through shift+ctrl+alt+F1 is that ok?
 
Old 01-08-2002, 08:48 PM   #4
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does anyone with prior knowledge with this, know? or have ANY ideas?
 
Old 01-08-2002, 11:50 PM   #5
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Jimmy, I do it like this:

Place a file called .xinitrc in your home
directory with contents like...

===============

#!/bin/sh

#exec startkde
#exec fvwm2 -f $HOME/.fvwm2/fvwm2rc
exec blackbox

===============

Then you uncomment the window manager
you want to run and fire up X with startx (If you
boot to a console, that is). I'm not sure how to
change your wm if you boot X automatically
as I don't do that. There may be other ways
to do this too, so this is just one thing you
can try out.

good luck.
 
Old 01-09-2002, 05:12 AM   #6
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you should also be able to run 'switchdesk blackbox'.

a window manager needs an X server to connect to, and an X server want a window manager to be able to be useful, so you have to start them properly, which is what the ~/.Xclients or such like files do.at the given point where X is ready to recieve a connection from a WM, it executes that file.
 
  


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