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Old 11-04-2005, 03:20 PM   #1
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fluxbox


i just installed the latest version of fluxbox (./configure,make,make install) i logout and tried login using fluxbox as session, but i couldnt find fluxbox in the list of WMs.

What is wrong?/ how do i install it 100% if it isnt already?

/p
 
Old 11-04-2005, 03:28 PM   #2
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The thing is that Fedora doesn't automatically WM's to the list. The simplest thing to do is to log in to a failsafe session ad start fluxbox by typing fluxbox in the terminal
 
Old 11-04-2005, 03:50 PM   #3
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i did as you said from root but the only output i got was
Bash: fluxbox Command not found
 
Old 11-04-2005, 04:13 PM   #4
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Did you reboot to refresh the environment?
 
Old 11-04-2005, 04:24 PM   #5
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yes
 
Old 11-04-2005, 04:25 PM   #6
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Re: fluxbox

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Originally posted by phsythax
i just installed the latest version of fluxbox (./configure,make,make install) i logout and tried login using fluxbox as session, but i couldnt find fluxbox in the list of WMs.

What is wrong?/ how do i install it 100% if it isnt already?

/p
Hey man.

What login manager are you using? gdm? kdm? xdm? How to find out? Hit CTRL+ALT+F1 (or 2,3,4,5,6), login as you, and do:

ps ax | grep dm

And that will show you which one is running.

If you want fluxbox to start no matter, edit .xsession in your home directory, and enter this:

exec fluxbox

Save .xsession, close, and go back to X with CTRL+ALT+F7 (I think), then login with the graphical login as normal. It should boot you right into fluxbox.

I'm not sure if you've used a command line editor yet, but nano is pretty easy to learn, where vi and emacs might leave you a little frustrated.

Good luck!

 
Old 11-04-2005, 04:37 PM   #7
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so if i do this, then nomather what, fluxbox will be started?
"what if" i wanna switch back to KDE or GNOME, do i have to delete exec fluxbox from the file then?
 
Old 11-04-2005, 05:00 PM   #8
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i ran the "ps ax | grep dm" command but i aint really sure what to look after, i saw the word "gdm" so i think my loginmanager is gdm.
 
Old 11-04-2005, 05:14 PM   #9
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i now installed fluxbox from a .rpm and it now works.

you said that FC4 didnt add WMs to the session list ad login? i dont know how this happened but when i was about to try running fluxbox from the failsafe mode after installing the .rpm, fluxbox was in the WM list.
thx for your help.

strange that the most simple process can save alot of time i learnd some usefull stuff anyway.
thx
 
Old 11-04-2005, 05:28 PM   #10
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since you are using gdm, there is an easy way to do this.

make a file called fluxbox.desktop in /usr/share/xsessions that contains this:

[Desktop Entry]
Encoding=UTF-8
Name=fluxbox
Comment=low resource window manager
Exec=fluxbox
Terminal=False
TryExec=fluxbox
Type=Application

[Window Manager]
SessionManaged=true

(note in the Exec field, put in the path to where fluxbox got installed e.g. /usr/bin/fluxbox or /usr/local/bin/fluxbox)

When you log out and come back to your login screen, fluxbox should be one of your choices
 
Old 11-04-2005, 06:02 PM   #11
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thank you for spending the time and energy on me but i now installed fluxbox from a .rpm and it now works.

you said that FC4 didnt add WMs to the session list ad login? i dont know how this happened but when i was about to try running fluxbox from the failsafe mode after installing the .rpm, fluxbox was in the WM list.
thx for your help.

strange that the most simple process can save alot of time i learnd some usefull stuff anyway.
thx
 
Old 11-04-2005, 06:16 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally posted by phsythax
so if i do this, then nomather what, fluxbox will be started?
"what if" i wanna switch back to KDE or GNOME, do i have to delete exec fluxbox from the file then?
In reply to the giant thread from hell (tm), heh, yes, an .rpm would have done the trick just fine. But, do get used to compiling stuff. Soon, you'll be hacking away at config files and code. MUH HA HA. Fear not the source, for it is good.

Welcome aboard LQ btw, don't know how 'old' you are. :-)
 
Old 11-04-2005, 06:26 PM   #13
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yes i try to compile first, i always do.. i wanna know what the app does, i cant see what they do if im installing an rpm.. but thx for the advice
 
  


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