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Old 03-10-2006, 11:10 AM   #1
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Is there a linux bootup flow chart available anyplace?


I have been trying to set my default wm as fluxbox on a phlak hd install but Im not having succsess. I have looked at .xinitd(I think this is correct) but from what I can see it is already set to fluxbox, but xfce is what boots up.
Has anyone ever seen a linux boot sequence flow chart or even a log file with the standard paths? This would make diagnosing these things easyer, since obviously xfce is being told to load from someplace.

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Old 03-10-2006, 01:28 PM   #2
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What distro are you using?
 
Old 03-10-2006, 02:02 PM   #3
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Im using Phlak on my old laptop in this instance. I think it is based upon knoppix/morphix(im not sure if there is a differance)
 
Old 03-10-2006, 02:13 PM   #4
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I haven't used Phlak, but there is a tool on my box called xwmconfig which sets the default windows manager. It does this by modifying the link /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc to point the xinitrc file for the required windows manager. You might be able to change your settings that way.
 
Old 03-10-2006, 02:24 PM   #5
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I'll try that this afternoon


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Old 03-10-2006, 11:19 PM   #6
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I tried that comand but it wasnt installed, I tried finding it through synaptic but couldnt find it. So I followed the path to the xinitrc file and opened it in an editor and it seems to be directed to fluxbox, xfce isnt even mentioned??? Could this be something to do with run levels? Could it be because phlak is intended to be ran from the cd? I can boot the cd into fluxbox.
 
Old 03-10-2006, 11:42 PM   #7
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Could it be that Phlak only has xfce installed and just has a link to fluxbox which is broken? What are the contents of your /etc/X11/xinit directory? I have the following:
Code:
rw-r--r-- 1 root root 321 2006-01-15 05:33 README.Xmodmap
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  11 2006-01-10 08:36 xinitrc -> xinitrc.kde
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 556 2003-03-17 08:59 xinitrc.blackbox
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 560 2006-02-03 15:20 xinitrc.fluxbox
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 559 2006-02-16 11:35 xinitrc.fvwm2
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 536 2006-02-10 06:39 xinitrc.kde
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 799 2006-01-15 05:30 xinitrc.twm
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 788 2005-07-22 04:27 xinitrc.wmaker
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  20 2006-02-18 10:03 xinitrc.xfce -> ../xdg/xfce4/xinitrc
It shouldn't be run levels because in run level 3 on my box, startx still checks the same link for the default windows manager.

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Old 03-11-2006, 12:24 PM   #8
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I checked the contents of /etc/X11/xinit and there are only 2 files, xinitrc and xserverrc I checked with synaptic to see if fluxbox was installed on the system and it is showing that the most current version is installed. Another thing I discovered is that the kernal parimeters in grub even contain boot=fluxbox.Here is the contents of the xinitrc file.

#!/bin/sh
# $Xorg: xinitrc.cpp,v 1.3 2000/08/17 19:54:30 cpqbld Exp $

# /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc
#
# global xinitrc file, used by all X sessions started by xinit (startx)

# invoke global X session script
. /etc/X11/Xsession
Esetroot -scale -center-fit /home/phlak/background.png &
exec /etc/gdm/Sessions/fluxbox

Im not sure what all of this means exactly, but I see fluxbox listed and dont see xfce listed anywhere.

By the way how do I cut and paste from a terminal window? The highlight, right click, cut doesnt seem to work with this particular distro.

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Old 03-11-2006, 04:37 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tectron1
Has anyone ever seen a linux boot sequence flow chart or even a log file with the standard paths?

Thanks
Books have the basic sequence (technically the init sequence--not boot)
I have never seen a detailed flow chart--maybe I'll make one.....

Let's see, where did I put that spare time??--I just saw it here someplace.....
 
Old 03-11-2006, 04:53 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by Tectron1
By the way how do I cut and paste from a terminal window? The highlight, right click, cut doesnt seem to work with this particular distro.
Selecting the stuff you want to copy should automatically copy. If you have a mouse wheel, you should be able to press the wheel button to paste.
 
  


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