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Old 10-08-2004, 07:47 PM   #1
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Question clueless in fluxbox


i just installed fluxbox on suse 9.1 and i have no idea what to do, it looks really nice though so i wanna learn to use it. i just need to know first of all how to launch kinternet. i have no idea what to do when it comes to shell commands so, if there is a list with the comands could some one just post the url, or give me ne tips or pointers plz.
 
Old 10-08-2004, 09:30 PM   #2
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/links.php

In Flux everything is driven from the right-click popup
menu ... ~/.fluxbox/menu is the file to change things.


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Old 10-09-2004, 06:09 AM   #3
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thaks alot tinkster, really appreciate the response. from what im seeing flux box looks like one fo the prettiests environments made for nix.
 
Old 10-09-2004, 07:35 AM   #4
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You should check the possibilities for shortcuts. If you've used KDE before like me, you'll probably appreciate being able to press Alt-F2 and get a Run... box.
 
Old 10-09-2004, 09:19 AM   #5
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they thats a real good idea for starters you know. using short cuts till i learn exactly how to edit the menu list on my own.
 
Old 10-09-2004, 11:22 AM   #6
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shortcuts in kde don't apply to fluxbox. but it doesn't matter i edited the menu file inthe .fluxbox dir so now i have kinternet inthe right click menu.
 
Old 10-09-2004, 11:46 AM   #7
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I know it doesn't apply. However, there is a file defining keyboard shortcuts in the ~/.fluxbox/ folder which allows you to define these as explained here. Personally, I've got the Alt+F combo set up to the following:
Alt+F1 RXvt (Beautiful Fluxbox-transparent terminal)
Alt+F2 fbrun (Run...)
Alt+F3 FireFox
Alt+F4 Evolution
Alt+F5 Gaim
Alt+F6 GFTP
Alt+F7 JuK
Alt+F8 K3B
Alt+F9 OOo Writer
Alt+F10 Screem
Alt+F11 Kaffeine
Alt+F12 Konqueror

I rarely use programs beside these, and I really prefer to use a mouse as little as possible, especially on the laptop with that awful touchpad thingie.
 
Old 10-09-2004, 01:32 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by got_nix
they thats a real good idea for starters you know. using short cuts till i learn exactly how to edit the menu list on my own.
Editing menu file is quite easy task...

Just open it and read it...

[exec] is used to run programs:

[exec] (name_you_want_to_for_program) {program_to_run_when_clicked}

[submenu] creates submenu etc...
 
Old 10-09-2004, 02:27 PM   #9
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yeah i know i got it working form earlier this morning. can't believe it was that simple, i had to use kedit to do it though as i'm not yet good with vi/vim/pico. i was able to access the files via vi and vim and even edit it but i didn't know how to save the file, i saw something saying i should press ZZ but it didnt' work.
 
Old 10-09-2004, 03:03 PM   #10
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with vi after you hit i to edit the file you should press esc to get out of insert mode then to save the file and exit you will press ":x" then hit enter and you are returned to ther cl.
 
Old 10-09-2004, 04:39 PM   #11
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thanks man, i'm gonna try adding something else to the fluxbox menu using the vi editor then, i wanna be able to do everthing from the console in due time
 
Old 10-10-2004, 09:49 AM   #12
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I don't know if I just used Notepad for too long, but I always use Gedit.
I hate Nautilus compared to Konqueror, but I love the Gnome look of Evolution, Gaim and Gedit. The Gnome icons are definately cooler...
 
Old 10-10-2004, 10:35 AM   #13
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i've downloaded some fluxbox themes, what directory should they be installed to. also onthe matter of changing backgrounds? how do i do that?
 
Old 10-10-2004, 11:12 AM   #14
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There are some tricky issues with setting the background image across the versions. I inserted a line in the init file:
Code:
session.screen0.rootCommand: fbsetbg - f ~/Documents/billeder/open_source.png
(I should add that "billeder" means "pictures" in Danish)
I don't know if it makes any difference where you place it, but I put it with the other session.screen0 lines.
On my Mandrake system, the styles are in /usr/share/fluxbox/styles/.
If you want to make transparent terminals, which is one of the real sweetness points of Flux, you should start the terminal with the tags as indicated with RXvt below. My "shortcut file" for Flux - ~/fluxbox/keys looks like this:
Code:
Mod1 Tab :NextWindow
Mod1 Shift Tab :PrevWindow
Mod1 F1 :ExecCommand /usr/X11R6/bin/rxvt +sb -tr
Mod1 F2 :ExecCommand /usr/X11R6/bin/fbrun
Mod1 F3 :ExecCommand firefox -100dpi
Mod1 F4 :ExecCommand evolution
Mod1 F5 :ExecCommand gaim
Mod1 F6 :ExecCommand gftp
Mod1 F7 :ExecCommand juk
Mod1 F8 :ExecCommand k3b
Mod1 F9 :ExecCommand oowriter
Mod1 F10 :ExecCommand bluefish
Mod1 F11 :ExecCommand kaffeine
Mod1 F12 :ExecCommand konqueror --profile filemanagement

Last edited by mjjzf; 10-10-2004 at 11:24 AM.
 
Old 10-10-2004, 11:20 AM   #15
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In the main file of your style in /usr/share/fluxbox/styles there's a line which should set your background. However since blackbox and fluxbox styles are put on the same site I think some might have the wrong command if they're uploaded for one. I had to change the line to

fbsetbg

IIRC it was bsetbg in the files I downloaded
 
  


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