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Old 11-17-2005, 08:56 PM   #1
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yum install fluxbox????


I typed into the terminal :
yum install fluxbox

and it seems that it installed...now what do I do?
I have no idea how to go about the next step. All of the tutorials I have read talk about compiling it from source or using a tar.gz file, which in both cases I have not. Can someone please help me out GNOME crawls along on my old PIII 450Mghz Dell which has 448 RAM
 
Old 11-17-2005, 09:04 PM   #2
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i assume you log in to gdm. try logging out and see if it is an option under sessions.
 
Old 11-17-2005, 09:29 PM   #3
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ahh that did the trick...now how do I customize this thing? Ok I figured that out...but it seems like my clock got messed up and is showing the incorrect time.
I don;t understand the values...
%k:%M

????

Also how can I put a picture my desktop? I know fluxbox is minimal but it would be nice to have a cool image...


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Old 11-17-2005, 10:36 PM   #4
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Ok I'm having a problem with the clock, its not right nor is it changing? I would also like to ocnfig my fluxbox to look as cool as this:
http://www.tuxmachines.org/gallery/fluxbox/menu

I love the way that l^ooks ,please tell me I can do this w/o pulling out my hair.
 
Old 11-18-2005, 12:51 AM   #5
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What format would you like your clock in?

Mine is %D -- %H:%M:%S
%D - date
%H - hours (in 24)
%M - Minutes
%S - Seconds

To set the background...

Code:
fbsetbg [path-to-desired-wallpaper]
As for menus, that's a little more complicated.

You're going to have to edit /home/[username]/.fluxbox/menu

I use nano, so it's nano /home/[username]/.fluxbox/menu

You'll be confronted with some strange-looking code. Don't worry, the syntax is easy to figure out.

[begin] (name) <-------- that marks the beginning of the menu. At the top it will display "name"

[exec] (name) {name-execute} <----------- that tells the menu to add an entry called "name" that will run "name-execute" when selected.

[submenu] (name) <---------- that tells the menu to creat a submenu, called "name". It is the little thing with the arrows. It can contain various other entries in the list. It is useful for grouping similar applications.

[end] <--------- that closes the submenu or menu.

After you are finished, press "Ctrl+X" and save the changes as /home/[username]/.fluxbox/menu
Then, right click > Fluxbox Menu > Restart just to make sure the menu is loaded.


Hope this helps.

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Old 11-18-2005, 02:29 AM   #6
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thank u for ur reply...I was a bit confused about a few things. I was looking at fluxbox doccapps! It made me think that all of those cool apps were installed somewhere. I'm now looking at a few to use for my box. And with ur help I got the clock to work!
Thanks again. I'll be back, trust me, but its great to knwo that the good folks here are all knowinh
 
Old 11-22-2005, 11:49 PM   #7
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I spent hours following instructions, trying to get various wallpapers configured with transparency for Flux. So, just messing around, I happened on this thread, saw john doe's comment about fbsetbg, tried it and BAM!, got the quality wallpaper and FULL transparency.

I'm as pleased as a tick on a dog, but also a bit disconcerted and therefore, ready for school. Can anyone tell me...what the hell happened? Is fbsetbg the uber-command for this? Should I edit other non-functioning implementations to use the fbsetbg wrapper, when, for example, they're written to use bsetbg--which isn't working?

I'm amazed - love that about *Nix - when it works it's like flipping switch - and would love to learn more here.

Thanks, john!
 
Old 11-23-2005, 12:10 AM   #8
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bsetbg is for Blackbox, if I remember correctly. As is bsetroot.

fbsetbg/fbsetroot is Fluxbox
 
Old 11-23-2005, 12:54 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by johndoe0028
bsetbg is for Blackbox, if I remember correctly. As is bsetroot.

fbsetbg/fbsetroot is Fluxbox
Please bear with my dumb/obvious questions. So, if the file was written for Blackbox using bsetbg, would that cause it to fail in Fluxbox? What I'm getting at is whether I can rewrite the files to make them function properly when selected from the Flux Styles menu...
 
Old 11-23-2005, 01:19 AM   #10
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Ah, I am sorry, but I have no formal experience with Blackbox, maybe someone else can help you. Sorry.
 
Old 11-23-2005, 11:55 AM   #11
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Let me clarify, I'm using Fluxbox, not Blackbox. I was discussing a theme-running script that appears to be written for Blackbox. I was wondering if the script would run properly in Flux if I changed the 'bsetbg [argument]' command in it to an 'fbsetbg [argument]'. The reason I ask is that I saw a reference to themes for F*box and B*box being somewhat interchangable. Is it the root command that sets them apart, or is there more going on?

I think figuring this out would be helpful, especially since the background wasn't set on boot up, when I started it this morning. Any ideas about how to make it active at each startup? Thanks.
 
  


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