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Old 09-09-2003, 05:22 PM   #1
bohh
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Question FluxBox - can I add icons to my desktop? amd 2 other ?'s


Can I add icons to my desktop? If so how?
I could do it in Gnome, but I like FB so far besides no icons.

Another question I see a lot of people with status bars on the sides and other things... how would I do that?

And last, can I view my drives (are they called mounts in linux)? I gnome I could browse my harddrive in a windowed viewer...possible in FB?


Thanks for the help!

Bohh
 
Old 09-09-2003, 05:37 PM   #2
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Fluxbox is a window manager, so it simply manages the decorations around your apps' windows, and also sets the background image and has a toolbar and slit.
Kde and Gnome are desktop environments, they have their own apps like file managers as well as dealing with the windows and desktop.

Those status displays are either dock apps in the slit, or GKrellm, or both.

Try Nautius --no-desktop for viewing your files as normal, or just nautilus if you like it's desktop icons so much.

Other ways of getting icons in Fluxbox include using Fbdesk, Idesk, Rox Filer's Pinboard, and other such apps.
 
Old 09-09-2003, 05:46 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply! Think I will try and use Gkrellum and FBdesk.

How do you all look at your files and stuff then with FB? Through the console? Guess I could do that...

Another quick question. I've downloaded a theme for FB, see'ing how (I assume) I have to go through the konsole how would i install it?

Thank you,
Bohh
 
Old 09-09-2003, 05:52 PM   #4
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console rules. Trust people when they say you'll soon swear by it for speed.

to install a theme, just copy it into the styles directory, e.g. /usr/share/fluxbox/styles
 
Old 09-09-2003, 05:52 PM   #5
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You can use the apps you normally did in Kde and Gnome, just right click the desktop to get the menu. You can edit it by copying it from (probably) /usr/share/fluxbox/menu to ~/.fluxbox/menu and then update ~/.fluxbox/init to point to it.
Install the theme to ~/.fluxbox/styles, and any pixmaps probably go in ~/.fluxbox/pixmaps/theme name/
Try my pixmap themes for the development versions of Fluxbox
 
Old 09-09-2003, 05:55 PM   #6
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ok thanks a lot for the help. Sorry for all the questions, but have another that just popped up.

I'm trying to install GKrellm, it is an rpm.. so I go to console and get to the directory but I don't know the command to run/install the rpm.

Thanks again, really apprciate all the help !

Bohh

[edit] still trying to install this theme.. its in a tar.bz2... how would i extract the files in it to a folder or something so i can copy the files to the folder you listed?

Last edited by bohh; 09-09-2003 at 06:02 PM.
 
Old 09-09-2003, 09:31 PM   #7
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for an rpm you type ::
rpm -ivh packagename.rpm
after you install it you can type ::
gkrellm
in the terminal to run it..
and to extract your theme you will type ::
tar -jxvf filename.tar.bz2
then you copy it to the styles folder
cp /folder/name /usr/share/fluxbox/styles
or move it to there ::
mv /folder/name /usr/share/fluxbox/styles
 
  


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