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Old 11-15-2006, 07:16 AM   #1
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My fluxbox questions


So, I'm trying out fluxbox, and it is pretty nice, except for;
A) I don't have sytnax highlighting in a terminal like I did in kde.
B) I can't make a second panel to put my favorite applications on.
C) There is no gui folder browser. I can use a terminal, but I prefer gui when working with images.
How can I get these things to work?
 
Old 11-15-2006, 08:16 AM   #2
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A) I use aterm but, you can add entries to the .Xdefault file for xterm too. You can google for examples or look at this one http://www.seas.upenn.edu/~eecad/cadence/.Xdefaults
B) You could use idesk for icons. Here is a panel, http://fbpanel.sourceforge.net/
C) I like XFE for a file manager, but ROX is good too.
 
Old 11-15-2006, 08:59 AM   #3
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Also, if you're partial to KDE's applications, they all should still work in Fluxbox. I use flux and a number of KDE apps like K3b, Kftpgrabber and Konqueror. I do have the full KDE installed on my machine as well as fluxbox, but I think the individual apps would work with just their required libraries (and any other dependencies) if you don't want to install the entire KDE.


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Old 11-15-2006, 04:15 PM   #4
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I often use fluxbox on Slax 5.1.8 and also on my RH /Knoppix distros. Depending on yuor distro you have the option of konqueror on the "applications" or "internet" menus. If need be you can start konqueror from a terminal using the " konqueror &" command. I can start most KDE applications from command line, provided, as the above poster said, that you have KDE installed.
Have you made use the fluxbox "slit" at all ?

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Old 11-15-2006, 04:23 PM   #5
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Slit? What is that? I read about it, but I don't know what it does.
 
Old 11-15-2006, 05:57 PM   #6
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slit=wharf=dock - just an invisible area that 'swallows' other apps. When I ran flux I had gkrellm in the slit and had it autohide. IIRC, the flux manual explains the slit okay and tells you how to stick stuff there.
 
Old 12-04-2006, 08:04 PM   #7
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What is a command that will load konsole without any menubars, or tabbars? That I could use in the menu configuration file.
 
Old 12-05-2006, 03:31 PM   #8
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More importnat then that, how would I get synax highlighting in vim with Eterm? And a copy and paste option in vim and eterm? I find Eterm uses less system resources.

I installed vim-gtk which supposedly made synax highlighting in vim, so I make hello.c, just to see, and no synax highlighting.

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Old 12-05-2006, 03:33 PM   #9
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Hmm. Not sure. Though, you can remove the menu and tabs in the konsole settings menu (be sure to save to default so it will open the same way again). I use konsole from flux also, works well. Klipper is another nice app to run in flux from KDE.
 
Old 12-06-2006, 08:09 PM   #10
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If resource usage is the only concern, I suspect mrxvt uses fewer resources than eterm. If you did switch to that, you might want
Mrxvt.scrollBar: false
Mrxvt.autohideTabbar: true
Mrxvt.showMenu: false
but for eterm, I don't know.

Copy and paste should just happen. Shift-drag and middle-click for the terminal. I just use a plain console vim that isn't X11-aware, so I'm not sure about having vim use the 'system clipboard' but, again, with your vim, it should Just Work. For details, ':h clipboard' and/or ':h x11-selection'.

As far as vim's syntax highlighting, you'll need 'syntax on' in your ~/.vimrc (or issue ':syntax on' as a one-shot). If that still doesn't do it, then I'd guess you have something wrong with your termcap or terminfo where vim and/or your terminal doesn't think the terminal can do colors.
 
Old 12-06-2006, 09:08 PM   #11
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I use mrxvt and vim. I find that pasting into vim works best if you are in insert mode while pasting. I think that has more to do with vim than it does with mrxvt; if it has anything to do with mrxvt at all.


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Old 12-07-2006, 03:41 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by digiot
As far as vim's syntax highlighting, you'll need 'syntax on' in your ~/.vimrc (or issue ':syntax on' as a one-shot). If that still doesn't do it, then I'd guess you have something wrong with your termcap or terminfo where vim and/or your terminal doesn't think the terminal can do colors.
I get an erorr when I run vim hello.c
Code:
E575: viminfo: Illegal starting char in line: stynax on^@
This in the .viminfo file:
Code:
# This viminfo file was generated by Vim 6.4.
# You may edit it if you're careful!
# Value of 'encoding' when this file was written
*encoding=utf-8
stynax on
The rest is just history information. It is long, but if you want to see it, just say.

Ohh wait, I just saw that you wrote syntax on . Oh well, same erorr as before, just diffrent word in place of stynax. syntax
 
Old 12-09-2006, 12:39 PM   #13
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BUMP!

Waiting for a reply, and isn't going to get any if this thread is behind all the others.
 
Old 12-09-2006, 12:48 PM   #14
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You need to put (with the colon in front)
Code:
:syntax on
in the .vimrc file. If there isn't one, create it.
 
Old 12-09-2006, 01:12 PM   #15
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Thanks, that took like what, 2 minutes for a reply?

Now programing seems so much more cleaner.
 
  


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