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Old 12-29-2003, 04:35 PM   #1
jalsk
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Trying to see what blackbox is like... but I can't seem to switch


I'm currently running KDE as my X window system, and I've heard that blackbox is really small, and so I wanted to try it out. The only problem is That I don't know how to change it. I've looked at the config files and I can't seem to find a place in there where I could change it, and the utility that I used to change from gnome to KDE doesn't have an option for blackbox, so I'm in somewhat of a no-win situation. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

-Jalsk
 
Old 12-29-2003, 05:15 PM   #2
fancypiper
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Perhaps you are using the gdm login manager and need to configure it?

Gdm - GNOME version of xdm

I prefer using a console login, using startx to start the GUI. I create a file .xinitrc in my home directory to do that stuff.

If you would like to do that, edit your /etc/inittab and change the default runlevel to "Full multi user mode" and create a file similar to mine:
Code:
# Duron box "uilleann" user fancy .xinitrc file
# Start the stuff I want to run when I startx

# The artwiz-fonts sometimes conflict with your locale settings. To get
# them to work you may have to put the following at the beginning of your
# .xinitrc file
# export LC=C
# export LC_ALL=C

# Set the background for fluxbox
# Esetroot ~/backgrounds/linux.png &

# Start gkrellm and put it in the slit
gkrellm -w &

# This will run a screensaver as your background
# /usr/X11R6/lib/xscreensaver/hopalong -root &

# Start the screensaver daemon
xscreensaver &

# Finally, I start my window manager
exec fluxbox
# exec kde
# exec gnome-session
If you prefer to stick to your gui login, try a search of the board on setting up gdm (or xdm or kdm, whatever you use) to switch to another DE/WM.

Last edited by fancypiper; 12-29-2003 at 05:22 PM.
 
Old 12-29-2003, 05:17 PM   #3
darin3200
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I don't think blackbox comes with redhat. You will have to go and install it,
http://prdownloads.sf.net/blackboxwm...-0.65.0.tar.gz
once you do , find where it is located with
whereis blackbox
and put
exec /path/to/blackbox
at the top of your .xinitrc file in your home directory and then startx will bring up blackbox
 
  


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