After much aggravating dependency installation, I was finally able to install an old, "stable" version of fluxbox from the Debian archives. It's a version around 0.1.
The problem is, I don't know how to actually log into Linux using that window manager. How do I do it?
I'm using Ubuntu 4.10 on a PIII / 733 / 128. GNOME just runs like molasses on my computer.