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Old 12-01-2002, 04:20 AM   #1
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Question blackbox install question


I installed blackbox, the desktop environment.. trying to speed things up. Now how do I change to blackbox from kde? I'm using Grub as my bootloader.
 
Old 12-01-2002, 04:44 AM   #2
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You want to load BB? so create .xinitrc file in your home directory, and put one line there:
exec blackbox
You might give a try for Fluxbox, I use it for about 4 months, and it is super.....
 
Old 12-01-2002, 04:50 AM   #3
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cool, thanks
 
Old 12-01-2002, 05:05 AM   #4
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I wasn't able to create a .xinitrc file. Is it a text file, or what? What file am I supposed to add the line to, cause when I create .xinitrc as a text file it doesn't appear, but when I try to create another one it asks me if I want to overwrite it..



thankse
 
Old 12-01-2002, 05:23 AM   #5
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if you are running a graphical log in then it should be listed in the options for which window manager you want to use. the file that guy is talking about it /home/username/.xinitrc and it's just a plain text file, and you'd put the line "exec blackbox" in it.
 
Old 12-01-2002, 05:28 AM   #6
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k, I got it up and running. How do I get to a terminal and file manager?
 
Old 12-01-2002, 05:42 AM   #7
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Firstly, press right mouse button, and you will some things like terminal there.
Select konsole , and "pico /home/username/.fluxbox/menu"
Edit it, putting there needed programs. Mine first section look like this:
[begin] (Slackware Linux)
[exec] (Konsole) {xterm -title xTerminal -hc black -sl 200 -bc -bcn 250 -bg black -fg green -vb -geometry 90x40 -fn -cronyx-fixed-medium-*-normal-*-*-140-*-*-c-*-koi8-r}
[exec] (D4x) {nt &}
[exec] (Krusader) {krusader &}
[exec] (AxyFtp) {axyftp &}
[exec] (Sylpheed) {sylpheed &}
[exec] (Easytag) {easytag &}
[exec] (Xmms) {xmms &}
[exec] (Opera) {opera &}
[exec] (Konqueror) {konqueror}
[exec] (Gqview) {gqview}
[exec] (Gedit) {gedit}
[exec] (Anjuta) {anjuta &}
[exec] (Grip) {grip &}
[exec] (Gtk-Gnutella) {gtk-gnutella &}
[exec] (Mozilla) {/usr/local/mozilla/mozilla &}
.........
man blackbox. Check out FAQ....... It shouldn't be difficult
 
Old 08-09-2003, 06:35 PM   #8
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the dot in front of a file name makes it a hidden file. do ls -a and you will see it
 
  


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