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Old 10-19-2005, 03:51 AM   #1
arunswarup
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configuring fluxbox


Hi!

I gave the FreeSBIE cd, a spin & the fluxbox environment was "awesome"

check out the screenshot http://www.freesbie.org/images/freesbie11-2.jpg

i *really* want to configure my fluxbox, to look like that


please help me!

thank you
 
Old 10-19-2005, 04:15 AM   #2
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Read a lot then! And be prepared for a lot of head scratching!

Basically, check out gKrellM for the part on the left showing disk activity, network activity, date / time, mail, etc; fbdesk for the icons, though i'm not a fan; icons on the menu by manually editing your menu file; transparent terminals for the processes in the background.

There's tons of stuff on these forums, just do a search for fluxbox. There are also quite a few answers and quick tutorials, certainly on transparent terminals, menu icons, and desktop icons.
 
Old 10-19-2005, 08:41 AM   #3
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I've had a play with FreeSBIE and I love fluxbox so I can tell you what is going on with that setup anyway

Those stats in the top right is a program called torsmo, however it isn't being developed anymore but someone created a program called conky which does the exact same thing. The icons are done by a program called idesk, used to be good but it's under a new developer these days and I'm not a fan of the way he's going. That is just a personal opinion though. The program on the left is gkrellm and the fluxbox theme in called Sn33z

Enough info for you? What do you think of my current fluxbox setup?
 
  


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