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Old 12-10-2003, 09:48 AM   #1
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Fluxbox Help


Hello,

I am a huge fan of xfce-4 but I saw a theme for fluxbox on theme depot for fluxbox so I just wanted to give it a try. Here is the screen shot:
http://www.themedepot.org/showzoomedframe.php4?id=1135

My question is, is fluxbox a stand-alone X-window system like gnome,kde or xfce, so I log in and run fluxbox. Or do I start up gnome and run fluxbox as the window maker for gnome. It is just that the screen shot has a panel on the side of the window, but when I started up fluxbox there was no panel. Maybe I just need some good documentation on fluxbox. Does anybody have any good links?

Thanks
 
Old 12-10-2003, 10:26 AM   #2
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man fluxbox is the source for fluxbox information. That's the kind of documentation that makes people say that thou shall read the man-pages.

If you don't have fluxbox installed, you'll find if on the web. Next to the brilliant man-page.

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Old 12-10-2003, 10:31 AM   #3
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Yes, generally speaking you will probably want to run a pure Fluxbox session without Gnome or KDE, but it is possible to use Fluxbox as the window manager in those desktop environments. I prefer it light and clean though, that's what it's all about.

This is what my .xsession script to launch Fluxbox looks like:
Code:
#!/bin/bash
wmdrawer &
wmcpuload &
wmmemload &
wmnetload &
# wmapmload &
wmclockmon &
xrootconsole -fg darkgray -fn runt -geometry 140x8+70+660 /var/log/syslog &
exec /usr/local/bin/fluxbox
Håkan
 
Old 12-10-2003, 10:46 AM   #4
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Thanks for the help, I will have to sit down with the man pages once I get some time because for some reason my boss actually wants me to do work .

Later


P.S.

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This is what my .xsession script to launch Fluxbox looks like:
By this do you mean the file in /ect/X11/gdm/Sessions/
I use gdm for my gui login manager.

Thanks

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Old 12-10-2003, 11:33 AM   #5
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BTW - you do have that panel displayed in the screenie. You just don't have any apps running in it. It's called the 'slit' and doskapps run in it. You'll find info when you hit those man pages
 
Old 12-10-2003, 02:10 PM   #6
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By this do you mean the file in /ect/X11/gdm/Sessions/
I use gdm for my gui login manager.
No, the file is ~/.xsession (/home/yourname/.xsession). In GDM choose "Xsession" as the session type and your own script should be executed.

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BTW - you do have that panel displayed in the screenie. You just don't have any apps running in it. It's called the 'slit' and doskapps run in it.
Actually, the panel to the left in the screenshot is *not* the slit with dockapps running in it. It's gkrellm. A screenshot of what the slit can look like is here (98KB).

Håkan

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