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Old 09-06-2003, 07:12 PM   #1
miamimods
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FluxBox install help (im a newbie)


i just installed mandrake 9.1 on two of my computers and love it, but im getting tired of kde, i mean i tried spicing it up with super karamba but i saw a screenshot of fluxbox and loved it.

so i d/l fluxbox's tarbell and i installed it (./configure, make, root-> make install) and i had no problems. then i said to myself now what? i tried going to run and typing fluxbox and it didnt give me a "not found" bow but it didnt do anything else either just kinda sat there staring back at me.

so i looked at the documentation online. 2 hours later i decided i have gotten nowhere, and gave up on that. so i ask now for some1, any1's help on this.
 
Old 09-06-2003, 07:27 PM   #2
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Mandrake needs ./configure --prefix=/usr , otherwise the package is installed in /usr/local/share/fluxbox. Try ./configure --help for more info, and also check if there's an autogen.sh script to ./autogen.sh before ./configure.
 
Old 09-07-2003, 10:57 AM   #3
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i did that

i did that, there is no autogen.sh but i still cant get to flux box

how do i get the option to login to fluxbox instead of kde when i log out
 
Old 09-07-2003, 11:00 AM   #4
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u could edit the .xinitrc file to read 'exec fluxbox', and then do a 'startx', to use flux.

u could also give the entire path to flux instead of "fluxbox" above.
 
Old 09-07-2003, 12:28 PM   #5
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Try installing a 0.1.14 .rpm as that'll add the entries to your login manager, and then make install will write over those installed files with the newly compiled ones.
 
Old 09-07-2003, 08:24 PM   #6
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Thanx guys i got it working by following a link in Proud's sig and building the src rpm i guess i learned something new by doing so...
 
  


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