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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?
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.
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!
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!
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?