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Assuming you always use the login screen to do it, you will want to edit your gdm session. This is actually a bit in depth, however it's covered several times a week so a search may reveal what you need
If you normally "startx" to start your gui, you can create a .xinitrc file in your ~ directory and then add the lines exec /path/to/fluxbox in it, and then it will start flux.
That means X has already been started, you must start X outside of X You can have more than 1 display open though, to open up flux in another display use the command:
startx -- :1
This should startx on CTRL ALT F8 :2 would be on F9 and so on. This is assuming a standard setup, and depends on how your /etc/inittab is defined.
Yes, fancypiper is correct. For ease, let's try it the easiest way:
kill X with:
switch to Console 2: CTRL ALT F2
Then login as root and type:
This will put you in non-X multiuser mode. Cool, so now we will switch console's to 1:
Now, login as your normal user with whom you created the .xinitrc file. Then, type:
If you get errors, save them to a text file and post them up here exactly as they are shown (it can mean a big difference between interpreting an error and the actual error message).
Normally (probably not on RH 8) you would edit the Sessions in /etc/X11/Sessions or similar directory. Something like 14fluxbox (and then copy the format of the other entries) for the name of the file. Give similar permissions, and it should work (but probably won't RH 8 did some things a bit different, however you can probably find a similar way of doing it...)