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Old 09-28-2003, 01:19 AM   #1
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Window Managers and Redhat 9


Hey. I downloaded and successfully configured Blackbox, but now how do I apply it?
 
Old 09-28-2003, 09:15 AM   #2
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i'm not an expert but i think you have to edit your .xinitrc file. take a look at it, you will probably see a line which starts your current window manager. edit that...
 
Old 09-28-2003, 02:49 PM   #3
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And what should I change? To what?
 
Old 09-28-2003, 03:56 PM   #4
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hi neema,

do you have your system set up with init 5 (meaning graphical login)? If that's the case, you should check out this thread here. You will have to modify some stuff like the filenames or the location of blackbox instead of using fluxbox's, but sinc they both are very similar, it should be working fine afterwards:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=85804

hope this helps!

note: you might just forget the first 7 step and immediately jump to STEP 8 - don't forget to change everything from "fluxbox" to blackbox

Also when you create the file, you need to know the location of your blackbox - i assume it's /usr/local/bin/blackbox (but i'm not 100% sure because i haven't used blackbox yet)
 
Old 09-29-2003, 12:18 PM   #5
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I get this on the make:

[root@localhost blackbox-0.65.0]# make
make all-recursive
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/neema/blackbox-0.65.0'
Making all in data
make[2]: Entering directory `/home/neema/blackbox-0.65.0/data'
Making all in styles
make[3]: Entering directory `/home/neema/blackbox-0.65.0/data/styles'
make[3]: Nothing to be done for `all'.
make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/neema/blackbox-0.65.0/data/styles'
make[3]: Entering directory `/home/neema/blackbox-0.65.0/data'
make[3]: Nothing to be done for `all-am'.
make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/neema/blackbox-0.65.0/data'
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/neema/blackbox-0.65.0/data'
Making all in doc
make[2]: Entering directory `/home/neema/blackbox-0.65.0/doc'
make[2]: Nothing to be done for `all'.
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/neema/blackbox-0.65.0/doc'
Making all in nls
make[2]: Entering directory `/home/neema/blackbox-0.65.0/nls'
Making all in C
make[3]: Entering directory `/home/neema/blackbox-0.65.0/nls/C'
make[3]: Nothing to be done for `all'.
make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/neema/blackbox-0.65.0/nls/C'
Making all in da_DK
make[3]: Entering directory `/home/neema/blackbox-0.65.0/nls/da_DK'
make[3]: Nothing to be done for `all'.
make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/neema/blackbox-0.65.0/nls/da_DK'
Making all in de_DE
make[3]: Entering directory `/home/neema/blackbox-0.65.0/nls/de_DE'
make[3]: Nothing to be done for `all'.
make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/neema/blackbox-0.65.0/nls/de_DE'
Making all in es_AR
make[3]: Entering directory `/home/neema/blackbox-0.65.0/nls/es_AR'
Translation.m:3: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:4: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:7: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:8: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:9: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:13: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:17: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:19: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:20: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:22: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:28: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:30: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:31: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:32: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:48: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:58: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:62: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:66: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:67: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:68: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:69: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:70: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:72: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:73: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:74: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:75: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:78: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:86: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:87: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:100: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:106: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:107: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:142: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:145: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:151: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:161: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:168: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:174: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:182: invalid character: message ignored
make[3]: *** [blackbox.cat] Error 1
make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/neema/blackbox-0.65.0/nls/es_AR'
make[2]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/neema/blackbox-0.65.0/nls'
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/neema/blackbox-0.65.0'
make: *** [all-recursive-am] Error 2

and on make install, the same:

[root@localhost blackbox-0.65.0]# make install
Making install in data
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/neema/blackbox-0.65.0/data'
Making install in styles
make[2]: Entering directory `/home/neema/blackbox-0.65.0/data/styles'
make[3]: Entering directory `/home/neema/blackbox-0.65.0/data/styles'
make[3]: Nothing to be done for `install-exec-am'.
/bin/sh ../../mkinstalldirs /usr/local/share/blackbox/styles
/usr/bin/install -c -m 644 ./Artwiz /usr/local/share/blackbox/styles/Artwiz
/usr/bin/install -c -m 644 ./Cthulhain /usr/local/share/blackbox/styles/Cthulhain
/usr/bin/install -c -m 644 ./Flux /usr/local/share/blackbox/styles/Flux
/usr/bin/install -c -m 644 ./Minimal /usr/local/share/blackbox/styles/Minimal
/usr/bin/install -c -m 644 ./Nyz /usr/local/share/blackbox/styles/Nyz
/usr/bin/install -c -m 644 ./Operation /usr/local/share/blackbox/styles/Operation
/usr/bin/install -c -m 644 ./Outcomes /usr/local/share/blackbox/styles/Outcomes
/usr/bin/install -c -m 644 ./Rampage /usr/local/share/blackbox/styles/Rampage
/usr/bin/install -c -m 644 ./Rancor /usr/local/share/blackbox/styles/Rancor
/usr/bin/install -c -m 644 ./Results /usr/local/share/blackbox/styles/Results
/usr/bin/install -c -m 644 ./Shade /usr/local/share/blackbox/styles/Shade
/usr/bin/install -c -m 644 ./Spiff /usr/local/share/blackbox/styles/Spiff
/usr/bin/install -c -m 644 ./TDF /usr/local/share/blackbox/styles/TDF
/usr/bin/install -c -m 644 ./Twice /usr/local/share/blackbox/styles/Twice
make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/neema/blackbox-0.65.0/data/styles'
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/neema/blackbox-0.65.0/data/styles'
make[2]: Entering directory `/home/neema/blackbox-0.65.0/data'
make[3]: Entering directory `/home/neema/blackbox-0.65.0/data'
make[3]: Nothing to be done for `install-exec-am'.
test -f /usr/local/share/blackbox/menu || \
/usr/bin/install -c -m 644 menu /usr/local/share/blackbox
make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/neema/blackbox-0.65.0/data'
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/neema/blackbox-0.65.0/data'
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/neema/blackbox-0.65.0/data'
Making install in doc
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/neema/blackbox-0.65.0/doc'
make[2]: Entering directory `/home/neema/blackbox-0.65.0/doc'
make[2]: Nothing to be done for `install-exec-am'.
make install-man1
make[3]: Entering directory `/home/neema/blackbox-0.65.0/doc'
/bin/sh ../mkinstalldirs /usr/local/man/man1
/usr/bin/install -c -m 644 ./blackbox.1 /usr/local/man/man1/blackbox.1
/usr/bin/install -c -m 644 ./bsetroot.1 /usr/local/man/man1/bsetroot.1
/usr/bin/install -c -m 644 ./bsetbg.1 /usr/local/man/man1/bsetbg.1
make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/neema/blackbox-0.65.0/doc'
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/neema/blackbox-0.65.0/doc'
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/neema/blackbox-0.65.0/doc'
Making install in nls
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/neema/blackbox-0.65.0/nls'
Making install in C
make[2]: Entering directory `/home/neema/blackbox-0.65.0/nls/C'
make[3]: Entering directory `/home/neema/blackbox-0.65.0/nls/C'
make[3]: Nothing to be done for `install-exec-am'.
Installing catalog in /usr/local/share/blackbox/nls/C
make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/neema/blackbox-0.65.0/nls/C'
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/neema/blackbox-0.65.0/nls/C'
Making install in da_DK
make[2]: Entering directory `/home/neema/blackbox-0.65.0/nls/da_DK'
make[3]: Entering directory `/home/neema/blackbox-0.65.0/nls/da_DK'
make[3]: Nothing to be done for `install-exec-am'.
Installing catalog in /usr/local/share/blackbox/nls/da_DK
make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/neema/blackbox-0.65.0/nls/da_DK'
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/neema/blackbox-0.65.0/nls/da_DK'
Making install in de_DE
make[2]: Entering directory `/home/neema/blackbox-0.65.0/nls/de_DE'
make[3]: Entering directory `/home/neema/blackbox-0.65.0/nls/de_DE'
make[3]: Nothing to be done for `install-exec-am'.
Installing catalog in /usr/local/share/blackbox/nls/de_DE
mkdir /usr/local/share/blackbox/nls/de_DE
make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/neema/blackbox-0.65.0/nls/de_DE'
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/neema/blackbox-0.65.0/nls/de_DE'
Making install in es_AR
make[2]: Entering directory `/home/neema/blackbox-0.65.0/nls/es_AR'
make[3]: Entering directory `/home/neema/blackbox-0.65.0/nls/es_AR'
make[3]: Nothing to be done for `install-exec-am'.
Installing catalog in /usr/local/share/blackbox/nls/es_AR
mkdir /usr/local/share/blackbox/nls/es_AR
make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/neema/blackbox-0.65.0/nls/es_AR'
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/neema/blackbox-0.65.0/nls/es_AR'
Making install in es_ES
make[2]: Entering directory `/home/neema/blackbox-0.65.0/nls/es_ES'
Translation.m:3: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:4: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:7: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:8: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:9: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:13: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:17: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:19: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:20: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:22: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:27: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:28: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:30: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:31: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:32: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:48: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:58: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:62: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:66: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:67: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:68: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:69: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:70: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:72: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:73: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:74: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:75: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:78: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:86: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:87: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:100: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:106: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:107: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:142: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:145: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:151: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:161: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:168: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:174: invalid character: message ignored
Translation.m:182: invalid character: message ignored
make[2]: *** [blackbox.cat] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/neema/blackbox-0.65.0/nls/es_ES'
make[1]: *** [install-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/neema/blackbox-0.65.0/nls'
make: *** [install-recursive] Error 1
 
Old 09-29-2003, 12:43 PM   #6
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If you're in runlevel 3 (console login), you can use the xwmconfig tool to choose your default window manager.
 
Old 09-29-2003, 03:47 PM   #7
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How do I get there? "init 3"? When I do that and try to run "xwmconfig", nothing happens. There is also a big chance I'm doing it all wrong.

When I run "./configure", that should install blackbox, right? That much seems to run successfully, with a few kinks. A few things it doesn't detect, but it seems to install fine.
 
Old 09-30-2003, 02:13 PM   #8
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'./configure' configures, 'make' compiles, and 'make install' installs.
 
  


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