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Old 09-25-2003, 01:07 PM   #16
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I didn't even have to say much this time!

Thanks Dr0zz
 
Old 09-25-2003, 06:39 PM   #17
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i loaded fluxbox of my other computer. i didn't download it to tarball, i dont see any tarball on my laptop. Also i didn't load the documentation and souce code cd's when i loaded my red hat. do u think i should do that. how do u do that? i am sorry for my lack of knowledge i just need to be taught. kristoffer
 
Old 09-25-2003, 09:39 PM   #18
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i ain't quite grasping what you are saying, but what i think i am getting outta what you say is that you downloaded the tarball but can't find it, which i would say first look in the home directory of the user you were logged in as, and as of your second question i think your talking about the development packages, and if so you can go into your terminal and type redhat-config-packages and then select all the development tools and insert the cd that it prompts you to put in....

if i am not even in the ballpark of what you were asking, then try re-wording of what you were trying to say....
 
Old 09-26-2003, 12:56 AM   #19
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icunow, have you read the online manuals for RH 9.0 yet? I strongly recommend you doing that.

Dr0zz, I believe he meant that he downloaded the tarball off his desktop system which has access to the WWW. His laptop unfortunately is only for offline work. Therefore he mentioned earlier that he "burned" the tarball onto a CD (don't ask me why - I offered him to put it onto a single floppy diskette). I also seem to have problems understanding what he is trying to say. Furthermore it's really hard to tell someone what to do if they don't even know what they are "actually" doing.

Well, tell us again what you have done exactely icunow step by step and we'll try to help you out here.
 
Old 09-26-2003, 12:56 PM   #20
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Unhappy fluxbox

step i have done

1. i burn the fluxbox files onto a cd-r.
2. took it to my laptop and copied it to my home.
3. i opened it in my home and a bunch of files came up,but don't know which one to go to.


p.s. i have gained some knowledge about redhat 9.0 : i know how to mount a cd , and how to open a terminal. i am sorry for all the ness . i am so use to windows o/s and they are so different.
anyway thank you all for your help.


kristoffer
 
Old 09-26-2003, 02:57 PM   #21
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allright, i opened up a new terminal and i cant seem to find tarball or fluxbox's directory, and i dont know how i would find that out either . thanks
 
Old 09-26-2003, 06:20 PM   #22
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i still think i am still a step behind in understanding, but i'll take a stab at it again....now you say you have it on a cd-r...that is obvious and i understand that...then you say you copied it to your home folder...i don't know if you mean the extracted folder or the tarball itself, but for arguments sake i am just going to assume the tarball...
now you say you open it and it and a bunch of files come up, and just how you stated the sentence i am assuming you are using a graphical interface for this....which i would not recommend for this task....so i will start from here....
open up a terminal window...
it should default to your home directory, and if it doesn't use the cd command to change to it....so for example, your username on your box is icunow then your home directory would be /home/icunow, so you would type cd /home/icunow, now when you are in your home folder you can see its contents by typing ls....so since you mentioned how you copied it to your home folder you should see it listed when you typed ls....now since i am under the assumption that you in fact copied the tarball to your home folder, this is where the instructions come in to play that are mentioned on the first page of this thread....so after finding the file you will do ::
Quote:
2a) tar zxvf fluxbox-0.1.14.tar.gz

2b) cd fluxbox-0.1.14

3) ./configure

4) make

5) su

6) enter password to become root

7) make install

8) touch /etc/X11/gdm/Sessions/fluxbox

9) chmod +x /etc/X11/gdm/Sessions/fluxbox

10) pico /etc/X11/gdm/Sessions/fluxbox

add these lines to it (exclude START and END line!):
-------------------------------------START
#!/bin/bash

exec /usr/local/bin/fluxbox
--------------------------------------END

11) press CTRL + x

12) press y

13) press ENTER

14) exit

15) mkdir .fluxbox

16) exit

17) logout and log back in choosing fluxbox under 'Session'
 
Old 09-26-2003, 08:58 PM   #23
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Hey tried what u said.

1. went to terminal and typed in ls.
2. fluxbox-01.14.tar svd29.tmp came up.
3. so i went ahead and typed in tar zxvf fluxbox-0.1.14.tar.gz
4. this was the message i got

tar (child) fluxbox-01.14.tar.gz : cannot open : no such file or directory .

so i dont know what to do .

is tarball a file or something else.

i think i dont have "tarball" and thats my problem.

thanks for all your help.
 
Old 09-26-2003, 10:09 PM   #24
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icunow,

here is what you wrote:

Quote:
2. fluxbox-01.14.tar svd29.tmp came up.

3. so i went ahead and typed in tar zxvf fluxbox-0.1.14.tar.gz
see the difference? according to my step-by-step guide I used the .tar.gz file - however, what you downloaded is the .tar file

so what you will need to do is instead of what you did is this

Code:
tar xvf fluxbox-01.14.tar
after that continue with step

2b) cd fluxbox-0.1.14

3) ./configure

etc...
etc...

and you should get it working without a problem

hope this helps!
 
  


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