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Old 09-28-2003, 12:13 AM   #1
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Can't get fluxbox working in RH9


Can someone help me get fluxbox to work? I downloaded the latest stable version rpm(0.1.14.i386.rpm) and i tried to install it by just clicking it in konqueror, it said it was updating stuff but never actually did anything, it just stopped and disappeared. I thought maybe it was the wrong rpm so i found another one that was fluxbox-0.1.14.src.rpm. It did the same thing. So i got the gzip file and did everything, ./configure --enable-kde, make, su to root and make install. Now what? I looked around and on another forum they said to make a .xinitrc file in my home directory so i made a text file with exec fluxbox in it. nothing still happens. I tried exec fluxbox in command line interface without kde or gnome running and it said it couldnt communicate with x11 or something. could someone give me a suggestion to get it to work, or at least point me to a thread or site with more information. oh yeah what is the difference between a .src.rpm file and any other?
 
Old 09-28-2003, 02:59 AM   #2
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Hotdog,

I assume you have init 5 (graphical) set up on your system, then fluxbox should work without a problem if you follow the steps according to this link.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=85804

hope this helps!
 
Old 09-28-2003, 03:24 PM   #3
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I do not start up to the graphical login, it goes to the command line and asks for login, then i type it in and type "startx" How would i go about cahnging to the graphical greeter or wahtever it is?
 
Old 09-28-2003, 03:49 PM   #4
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to boot straight to GUI edit the /etc/inittab file like so ::
change the line that says ::
id:3:initdefault:
to read :
id:5:initdefault:
the 3 tells your machine to boot to console, and the 5 tells it to boot directly to X Windows.
 
Old 09-29-2003, 05:12 AM   #5
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how did it work out Hotdog? still having problems getting fluxbox to work? Keep us updated as we always like to know that we answered your question
 
Old 09-29-2003, 08:59 AM   #6
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Hotdog: src.rpm file is a rpm but it contains the program source. Once you launch it, it unpacks the program source and then you compile the program by yourself. If you did it like you told here, then everything should be fine and I don't know why it doesn't start for you. In your home directory you should create a .xinitrc file and you should exec fluxbox into it. Since you told that you already did that then maybe try adding exec /usr/local/bin/fluxbox and then startx. If that still doesn't help then I suggest you open up KPackage and delete the fluxbox rpm. Then delete /usr/local/share/fluxbox directory. Then go to download the fluxbox source (tar.gz) and compile and install it freshly. Then try starting it. I hope this helps. Good luck!
 
Old 09-29-2003, 09:01 AM   #7
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Ohh, and I think you wouldn't mind if I use your thread to say: Happy Birthday DrOzz. Nice to see Gurus getting older, since that means they only get smarter and will be able to solve more of our problems. Happy birthday man, wish you a nice year!

Last edited by wonderpun; 09-29-2003 at 09:10 AM.
 
Old 09-29-2003, 09:09 AM   #8
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thx d00d, very appreciated....
 
Old 09-29-2003, 11:47 AM   #9
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yep, happy birthday man!

You're one of those that make this place a great experience for newbies as well as for advanced linux users - just hope you'll stick with linux (ROFL - jk)
 
Old 09-29-2003, 06:23 PM   #10
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Thank you all very much for your help, I got it working late last night. I like it much better than the kde wm, it is much faster and I've already made my own menu. Thanks everyone and happy birthday DrOzz. Oh yeah, with the source rpm's, where does it unpack the program source to, is there a default location?
 
  


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