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Old 04-26-2003, 02:18 AM   #1
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BlackBox question


Hello everyone. I have a newbish question.

I wanted to try out a new Window Manager. So I read up a few of them. Blackbox sounds pretty cool (as did Fluxbox and Window Maker)

Anyway, I decided to give BB a shot...

Quick q: In order to get BB to work, do I need anything like KDE or Gnome? I currently have always used Gnome, but I really want to get away from it.

Ok, so when I tried to compile BB, I received this error:

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configure: error: Blackbox requires the X Window System libraries and headers.
So, I need to get the X window system libraries.

Where can I get the headers? I should mention that I am running RH 8.0

Last question: If I wanted to install multiple window managers, is there a tool to use to flip back and forth between them?

Thanks.

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Old 04-26-2003, 02:31 AM   #2
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So, I need to get the X window system libraries.

Where can I get the headers? I should mention that I am running RH 8.0
RH should have the XFree development stuff in an RPM,
search your disks...

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If I wanted to install multiple window managers, is there a tool to use to flip back and forth between them?
kdm or gdm will allow you to switch back and forth
from a menu.

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Old 04-26-2003, 03:01 AM   #3
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if you don't want to use kdm or gdm, the window
manager that starts can be controlled by putting
the name of it in your home directory in .xinitrc
here's mine

~# cat .xinitrc
gkrellm -wm &
blackbox
~#
 
  


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