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Old 05-11-2007, 09:42 PM   #1
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installing fluxbox error


I installed fluxbox than when I run it - fluxbox it says:
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Failed to read: session.screen0.overlay.joinStyle
Setting default value
Failed to read: session.screen0.overlay.capStyle
Setting default value
BScreen::BScreen: an error occured while querying the X server.
another window manager already running on display :0.0
Error: Couldn't find screens to manage.
Make sure you don't have another window manager running.

Im using the default windows manager when I installed Fedora I would think.
I guess I have to disable or uninstall the windows manager first?
thanks for any help and hello
 
Old 05-11-2007, 10:35 PM   #2
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When you say you ran it did you type it on a terminal window?

I think you are trying to run it on top of a window manager that is already running, if you are then try logging out and selecting your session as FluxBox?
 
Old 05-11-2007, 10:39 PM   #3
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On another note, if you want to run 2 window managers simultaneously, you'll need to set up another instance of X running on a separate virtual terminal. You can do this by adding to the X config file. I did this sometime back.

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Old 05-11-2007, 10:51 PM   #4
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yes I typed it in terminal so should I go to text only mode and than logout?
please tell me what commands I should be using. Im new to linux but know so stuff already.
 
Old 05-11-2007, 11:00 PM   #5
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Ok first of all just log out of your WM onto the login manager. If your login manager is GDM you'll see a button called Sessions, click on it and a list should appear with Fluxbox on it. Select it and login again, this time you should be logged into fluxbox.

I've not used KDM in a long time but I'm sure there's something similar (Session Type) there also.


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Old 05-11-2007, 11:23 PM   #6
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no Im using the default fedora 6 windows manager. When I type logout or logout username it doesnt do anything. Can you please tell me the commands sorry Im new and thanks for your help.
 
Old 05-12-2007, 12:06 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by Lerocknock
no Im using the default fedora 6 windows manager. When I type logout or logout username it doesnt do anything. Can you please tell me the commands sorry Im new and thanks for your help.
That means it's Gnome (Gnome is actually classed a desktop manager, the default window manager for gnome is metacity, fluxbox on the other hand is classed a window manager but can be called a desktop manager too). So just logout of Gnome and you should be taken to the Login Manager where you enter your Username and Password to login to the computer. Here you will find a button called Sessions, click on that and select Fluxbox and login again.

The logout command only works if you are using a virtual terminal shell (The ones you can reach by pressing Ctrl+Alt+F1/2/3/4/5/6). If you type logout from a shell window inside your desktop, the shell window will be closed, thats it.

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Old 05-12-2007, 12:26 AM   #8
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just click on the desktop menu in gome and select logout
 
Old 05-12-2007, 04:40 AM   #9
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just click on the desktop menu in gome and select logout
I guess that solved it. LOL, I was just giving him a bit more info, the poster said he was new to linux. The virtual terminals comes in very handy when configuring X and also recovering from any DM errors. I remember how many times I had to reboot till I found out about the virtual terms.

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Old 05-12-2007, 12:43 PM   #10
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With newbies tell them to do simple stuff, otherwise they get scared
 
  


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