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Old 10-11-2014, 07:26 PM   #1
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Set fluxbox to be default WM on Kali


Hi there

As per title really!

It's installed, it works when I log out and choose it manually on login screen - but after following a gazillion seemingly out of date guides nothing is working?

I'm hesitant to make anymore changes as I cant find any direct instructions which are for Kali, and I dont want to break it?!
 
Old 10-11-2014, 07:37 PM   #2
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Have you tried adding exec fluxbox to .xinitrc?

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Old 10-11-2014, 08:07 PM   #3
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Absolutely typical, 5 mins after posting this after hours of messing about I figured it out.

I tried adding various (depending on which website I looked at) to ~/.xinitrc

exec fluxbox
exec startfluxbox
fluxbox
startfluxbox
/usr/bin/fluxbox
...etc

All I needed to do was add exec startfluxbox to ~/.xsession

Still a bit confused on this how this whole window manager / session manager / gui thing works though, see other post!
 
Old 10-11-2014, 11:10 PM   #4
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Adding exec fluxbox to .xinitrc should work. If not for some reason, exec fluxbox session probably would. Although using .xsession also works. (Openbox requires exec openbox session, but Fluxbox aways worked for me with exec fluxbox.)

If you do not yet understand basic things like window managers, session managers and the "GUI thing," why do you want to use an advanced distribution designed for security industry professionals who already have a high degree of knowledge? Just curious.
 
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there is a bit of a reason that kali dose not have a lot of documentation

you as the user are supposed to have that knowledge, already and be able to write that documentation all on your own

have a look at the offensive security

training and testing
http://www.offensive-security.com/
 
  


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