LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 09-24-2003, 01:21 AM   #1
BajaNick
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: So. Cal.
Distribution: Slack 11
Posts: 1,737

Rep: Reputation: 46
Fluxbox?


Ok.. finally got fluxbox installed but how do i open programs? all i can do is configure the desktop. Thanks
 
Old 09-24-2003, 01:53 AM   #2
fancypiper
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Sparta, NC USA
Distribution: Ubuntu 10.04
Posts: 5,141

Rep: Reputation: 58
Right click on the desktop to bring up your menu.

Of course, you can use any text editor to edit your /home/<user>/.fluxbox/menu file to customize it.
Code:
[begin] (Fluxbox 0.1.8)
[submenu] (Text Editors)
	[exec] (gedit) {gedit lno}
	[exec] (HTML editor) {gnp}
	[exec] (xedit) {xedit}
[end]
[submenu] (Internet)
	[exec] (E-Mail) {evolution}
	[exec] (Web Browser) {galeon}
	[exec] (Red Carpet) {red-carpet}
        [exec] (Synaptic) {synaptic}
	[exec] (gftp) {gftp}
	[exec] (Mozilla) {mozilla}
	[exec] (Opera) {opera}
	[exec] (Netscape) {netscape}
	[exec] (licq) {licq}
	[exec] (xchat) {xchat}
[end]
[submenu] (Entertainment)
        [exec] (TV Tuner) {xawtv}
        [exec] (WFDD) {realplay http://www.wfdd.org/wfdd.ram}
        [exec] (WRVO) {realplay http://www.wrvo.com/wrvo.ram}
        [exec] (WLS) {realplay http://rope.wlsam.com/realplayer/wlsam.ram}
        [exec] (WGST) {realplay http://shoutcast.streamtoyou.com:9191/listen.pls}
        [exec] (WABC) {realplay http://play.rbn.com/?url=abcradiog2/....rm&proto=rtsp}
[end]
[submenu] (Graphics)
	[exec] (gqview) {gqview}
	[exec] (gimp) {gimp}
[end]
[submenu] (Music)
	[exec] (realplay) {realplay}
	[exec] (xmms) {xmms}
	[exec] (gmix) {gmix}
	[exec] (grecord) {grecord}
        [exec] (Audacity) {audacity}
[end]
[submenu] (Terminals)
	[exec] (gnome-terminal) {gnome-terminal}
	[exec] (Eterm) {Eterm}
	[exec] (xterm) {xterm}
[end]
[submenu] (File and Disk Managers)
        [exec] (Disk control) {usermount}
        [exec] (Gentoo) {gentoo}
        [exec] (Nautilus) {nautilus}
	[exec] (Gnome Midnight Commander) {gmc}
[end]
[submenu] (Misc)
        [exec] (Edit menu) {gedit ./.fluxbox/menu}
        [exec] (GTop) {gtop}
        [exec] (xkill) {xkill}
	[exec] (xcalc) {xcalc}
        [exec] (Computer Aided Design) {qcad}
        [exec] (CD Burner) {xcdroast}
	[exec] (gcalc) {gcalc}
	[exec] (ddd) {ddd}
	[exec] (tail access_log) {xterm -fg white -bg black -title access_log -e tail -f /var/log/access_log}
[end]
[submenu] (X utils)
	[exec] (xfontsel) {xfontsel}
	[exec] (xman) {xman}
	[exec] (xload) {xload}
	[exec] (xbiff) {xbiff}
	[exec] (editres) {editres}
	[exec] (viewres) {viewres}
	[exec] (xclock) {xclock}
[end]
[workspaces]   (Workspace List)
[submenu] (Styles) {Choose a style...}
[stylesdir] (/usr/local/share/fluxbox/styles)
[end]
[config] (Configuration)
[reconfig] (Reconfigure)
[restart] (Restart)
[exit] (Exit)
[end]

Last edited by fancypiper; 09-24-2003 at 01:59 AM.
 
Old 09-24-2003, 02:07 AM   #3
BajaNick
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: So. Cal.
Distribution: Slack 11
Posts: 1,737

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 46
oooohhh... cool, so you can customize what is available Thanks that worked the first try.
 
Old 09-24-2003, 02:17 AM   #4
fancypiper
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Sparta, NC USA
Distribution: Ubuntu 10.04
Posts: 5,141

Rep: Reputation: 58
I notice you have started reading man pages. Have you discovered info?

Just about everyone has used the man command to look up information on a command, but the info command is less well known. However, it's actually the preferred documentation method of many programmers. So if man doesn't have what you're looking for, try using info instead.

info uses the concept of nodes for information. Each page of information
on a topic is a node and you can navigate between nodes using n to move
forward and p to move backwards. To get started with info, just type info
at the command prompt. There's an easy to follow tutorial you can view by typing h or, for just a list of available commands, type ?.

If you're looking for documentation on a specific command, you can use
info command (e.g. info tar). If you're not quite sure what the command
name is, but want to search, add the --apropos=STRING option. For example, if you're looking for documentation on mysqld, you could use info --apropos=mysqld. This displays a list of nodes with information on
mysqld.

This is just an introduction to info, but hopefully it will help you get
to know your system a little better. Remember, to get started with the
primer, use info and the press h.
 
Old 11-23-2003, 05:24 AM   #5
pa.ruza
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
use fbrun

$ grep fbrun .fluxbox/keys
Mod1 F2 :ExecCommand fbrun -w 300 -fg yellow -bg black
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fluxbox: Enabling KDE using package install of fluxbox underline Linux - Software 0 12-27-2003 11:11 AM
fluxbox??? yenonn Linux - Newbie 3 10-02-2003 11:33 AM
FLuxbox help please!!! Devboy Linux - Newbie 9 07-31-2003 09:02 PM
Fluxbox alitrix Linux - Software 1 06-29-2003 01:36 PM
Fluxbox Astro44 Linux - Newbie 4 04-09-2003 05:48 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:19 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration