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i have two computers. a desktop and a laptop . my desktop has the internet . my laptop just has red hat 9.0. since i am a newbie i am not familar with all of the linux terms. my desktop is able to download fluxbox, but whenever i try to open it , it is in win zip . i dont know how to get the flux box from my desktop to my laptop and be able to get flux box working. thankyou for your time and patience
according to my "little how-to-guide" you can find the link on step 1:
download it to your desktop computer (windows system I believe). It's very small (around 500KB) so you should have no troubles putting it onto a floppy diskette.
After that, take that floppy to your linux system (laptop in this case) and just mount your fdd, acces the floppy, copy the file to your system. Then you can just follow the rest of the steps above and you should have no problems getting fluxbox to work.
If u need help mounting just simply do a search on these forums and u shall find the answer
or to make it simple for you
assuming fd0 is in /etc/fstab
for copying files you could simply do
cp filename ~
assuming you're in the directory of the file that you want to copy
-> it will copy the file to your home directory (/home/whateverusername)
All right i burned fluxbox onto a cd-r , now i put the cdr in my laptop and boot up , right? now do i do all those promts that u gave me in th grub boot loader or not , where do i do all that stuff. i am sorry but i dont know very much about linux, if you can help i would be very greatful , Kristoffer
I don't want to be rude, but wouldn't you rather first want to get used to gnome or kde before switching to any lighter window manager? According to your posts you seem not to be familiar with the "basic" commands of linux.
Maybe then you're ready to switch. If you don't know much of what you're doing in linux, it would be much more trouble for you to get used to fluxbox (as you will want to edit the menu files, change theme settings, etc..etc..)
Just my opinion.
p.s: what runlevel are you on? 3 (text) or 5 (graphical) ?
Last edited by slackmagic; 09-24-2003 at 01:11 PM.
hey , red hat is just to dange slow. it takes forever to do anything, so i've been told is with my w/m . thats where i heard about fluxbox, being able to make redhat run faster. you see i would like to upgrade my 150 mHz cpu to somthing faster but i have a gateway solo 2200 laptop and cant find any faster cpu's for it. first of all i would like to find out what are my options for upgrade but cant find a manual or nothing. if you know of a place where i can find a manual or a cpu i would be thrilled beyond thrilled , kristoffer
ok i have fluxbox loaded onto my home directory, and i figured out how to get a terminal open. when ever i type in that stuff at the top of this page in the terminal it won't load. do i have to do something with the fluxbox file in my home/directory : say open or load something . thanks kristoffer
the tarball is the compressed file you download which contains fluxbox itself...a tarball (tar.gz) is in a sense the equivalent to a .zip file in windows....
so when you download the tarball from fluxboxs site, you go to step 2a in the guide above to extract it, and then continue with the step by step..