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Old 05-07-2005, 09:44 PM   #1
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Fluxbox problems


Hey guys i've been using Fluxbox for a few weeks now and i really like it, however there are a few problems i've come across.

1: I can't seem to make it my default session, i have to select 'Fluxbox' from the drop down menu at login i've tried editing /etc/sysconfig/desktop and setting Desktop="Fluxbox" but that doesn't work

2: Desktop icons, i've tried installing fbdesk and it all goes fine but then it kicks up the error configure: error: fbdesk requires the X Window System libraries and headers.
now as i understand it fedora leaves out alot of source and things which is cool but i googled this and couldn;t seem to find out where to get the libraries/headers i needed

help please?

Much appreciated

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Old 05-08-2005, 06:47 AM   #2
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2) I don't know which packages it are exactly but I think you're looking for the -dev or -devel packages. Perhaps only this one maybe more: x-window-system-dev
 
Old 05-08-2005, 07:46 AM   #3
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Ok i've managed to get fbdesk installed through adding some more yum repos but i can;t find out how to get it to start with fluxbox, i found a previous post here with the same problem that mentioned adding it before fluxbox in the xinitrc file but i can't seem to find mine...
 
Old 05-08-2005, 08:31 AM   #4
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If you don't have a .xinitrc file you can simply write it yourself

This is mine for example:
Quote:
#! /bin/sh

Esetroot -s ~/.fluxbox/backgrounds/frozenemotions.jpg &&
Eterm &

xscreensaver -no-splash &
gkrellm &

/usr/bin/fluxbox
First line is what program it should be interpreted by. The last line should be /usr/bin/fluxbox. Between those you have to add the command to start fbdesk and you have to end the line with & (this makes more than 1 thing start) so I guess yours should look like:

#! /bin/sh

fbdesk & #or whatever the program is

/usr/bin/fluxbox
 
Old 05-08-2005, 10:59 AM   #5
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I tried that, placed the .xinitrc in my home directory then logged off but when logging back in nothing happened

Last edited by ethics; 05-08-2005 at 07:24 PM.
 
Old 05-09-2005, 10:03 AM   #6
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What do you mean? You're not supposed to see anything in this case. If you take out the -no-splash a splash should show up. If you mean that your screensaver doesn't start, then your .xscreensaver file might have some things wrong in it. I have this in my .fluxbox/menu file to start the screensaver from the menu:

Quote:
[exec](Screensaver) {/usr/bin/xscreensaver-command -activate}
 
Old 05-09-2005, 10:34 AM   #7
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No i placed

gkrellm &
fbdesk &
Konsole &

before the /usr/bin/fluxbox and when logging in none of the above started.

I did some more research, added the lines to ~/.fluxbox/startup which fixes the problem of starting them when fluxbox starts but still can;t set fluxbox as default session

Appreciate all your help too mate
 
Old 05-09-2005, 08:52 PM   #8
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create /etc/X11/dm/Sessions/fluxbox.desktop with the following in it....


[Desktop Entry]
Encoding=UTF-8
Name=Fluxbox
Type=Application
Icon=
Exec=fluxbox


You may need to put the full path to fluxbox in the Exec line if it is in a non-standard location.

The file also needs execution right:

chmod +x /etc/X11/dm/Sessions/fluxbox.desktop
 
Old 05-10-2005, 11:18 AM   #9
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Yep that would be the problem. I start complete from the command line without sessions.
 
  


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