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Old 10-31-2005, 12:09 PM   #1
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Fluxbox


SuSE 10.0

Hi

I would like to try Fluxbox.
First I tried to compile it but I get this error -
Code:
configure: error: Your libstdc++ doesn't have the sstream or strstream classes
From what I have been able to find that might have something to do with an old gcc compiler, but I don't get that. When I look in YaST the compiler shows as version 4.0.2
If it has to do with the gcc compiler could someone then please explain to me how I would update it and if I should worry about doing so.
I read that programs compiled with an older version might not work if you updated to a newer gcc compiler?

The only reason why I would compile instead of installing from rpm is because I would like to use the integrate with KDE option in fluxbox. As I understand it I need to compile with -
Code:
./configure --enable-kde
To get the KDE option in Fluxbox.

1.Do I need to update my GCC Compiler, how and would it cause any conflicts?
2.Can I install from rpm and then enable the KDE within Fluxbox?

regards
newbie

ps
I already installed from rpm and logged in fine but it was not integrated with the KDE so I uninstalled it again.
 
Old 10-31-2005, 03:23 PM   #2
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i could be wrong on this but i would try gcc 3.4 also install the plain gcc file. but i thought that alot of things are compiled with gcc3.4 but than im not real sure what is with gcc4.0. but if noone else answers i would try gcc 3.4 see if that helps.
 
Old 10-31-2005, 03:50 PM   #3
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umm.. i guess i don't get what you mean by the integration with KDE??

Why did the package not work??

P.S. - There is also a nice HOWTO from Novell for setting up E17 on SUSE 10 Definitely worth checking out.

http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/feature/16231.html
 
Old 10-31-2005, 05:53 PM   #4
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Thank you for the answers.
I would really appreciate if someone could be specific about whether or not to install gcc 3.4 and what would be the best way to go about it.
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umm.. i guess i don't get what you mean by the integration with KDE??
Why did the package not work??
As I understand it the "kde support" would place all the shortcuts (firefox etc.) from KDE to the "slit". Which would make a lot of stuff easier for a newbie I guess.
http://fluxbox.sourceforge.net/docs/en/faq.php
I can see that there is a lot to get my head around, but I would really like this feature to make the beginning as easy as possible.
Fluxbox seems to have some cool features that I would like to try. I really like the fact that I can log in as both KDE, Gnome and Fluxbox, so I can have a look and play with it all. :-)

The package did work. However and again as I understand it it does not come with the "kde support" that I would really like.

Thank you for the link will defiantly check it out.
 
Old 11-01-2005, 10:16 AM   #5
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I still don't really get it. But if you are looking to have firefox and stuff automatically added to your menu, you may ust want to run the command "fluxbox-generate_menu" and it will write the recognized programs to the menu file which is under /home/<username>/.fluxbox

good luck
 
Old 11-01-2005, 01:28 PM   #6
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hi,
the fluxbox thingy says
--enable-kde KDE slit support default=yes

so i would assume the distribution package already has it going on.
not sure what that does or how to use it though.
lots of ways to mess around with kde in fluxbox
try this or variations in you startup file (can't remember exactly the resuts of this kind of stuff but remember doing it once)
kdeinit &
kicker &
kdesktop &
startfluxbox
 
Old 11-01-2005, 01:59 PM   #7
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Thank you for your suggestions I will try them.

Quote:
hi,
the fluxbox thingy says
--enable-kde KDE slit support default=yes
Yes I saw that to, but I thought that would set some icons in the "slit" as default. But I am just not sure maybe misunderstood it..

Only thing left that I would really like to know about is the "GCC Compiler".
Is it safe to change from version 4.0.2 to 3.4? And would I just remove it in YaST and then install.

Thank you all

Took a look at Enlightenment looks real nice. Here are two links that I have used a lot so fare.
http://linux-blog.org/index.php?/arc...17-Review.html
http://www.get-e.org/User_Guide/English/index.html
 
Old 11-01-2005, 02:09 PM   #8
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i just left gcc 4.0 on there and just installed 3.4 too. and i have 0 problems well did until i moved i havent set up the system yet but it all worked fine b4 i moved. and to get gcc 3.4 should be in yast if not install in from terminal. i dont use suse much anymore but i thought the command was "you install gcc3.4" but again i dont remember.
 
Old 11-01-2005, 02:15 PM   #9
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Originally posted by atlaika


Yes I saw that to, but I thought that would set some icons in the "slit" as default. But I am just not sure maybe misunderstood it..
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it looks like from the documentation this support is for kde dockable apps like the same way you can run windowmaker dockable apps in the slit so i guess like if you wanted knetmon or whatever it's called or other applets they would need starting before startfluxbox in startup.

I agree the docs are very vague about this


you know if all you want is icons on your fluxbox there is a very light way to do it -- check out a project called idesk
http://idesk.sourceforge.net/

Last edited by foo_bar_foo; 11-01-2005 at 02:19 PM.
 
Old 11-01-2005, 02:16 PM   #10
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fluxbox does not natively support icons on the desktop.. you can check out iDesk or Rox-filer to set desktop things... If you want the KDE bar on the bottom, you should excute "kicker &" in a terminal, or add it to the 'init' script that is in ~/.fluxbox

There are many tools that could give you icons in fluxbox, but it's not native. SuperKaramba, gDesklets, or aDesklets could also do it.
 
Old 11-01-2005, 02:18 PM   #11
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Than you. I will do so ;-)
edit
Didn't see the last two replies before I posted. Will have a look at it.

Last edited by atlaika; 11-01-2005 at 02:23 PM.
 
  


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