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Old 10-16-2002, 11:06 PM   #1
Technyne
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Unhappy FluxBox Help


I have done all the commands on the direction page for fluxbox, but i cannot figure out what im doing wrong. its is compiled and all that, its just something about .xinitrc can someone tell me where this file is or how i make it work?

the newbie directions are at : http://fluxbox.sourceforge.net/docs/...ng.php#newbies

im to the point where it says "If you run it they will come"



Thanks!

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Old 10-17-2002, 12:08 AM   #2
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fluxbox help

What distribution are you running? As well, are you just trying to get fluxbox as your default window manager? I need more info to help.. drop me a line @ sinbsd@telus.net
 
Old 10-17-2002, 03:43 AM   #3
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what does your xinitrc file look like? you will need to get rid of anything that starts up gnome or kde...

ps- good choice w/ fluxbox!!
 
Old 10-17-2002, 04:05 AM   #4
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Re: FluxBox Help

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Originally posted by Technyne
I have done all the commands on the direction page for fluxbox, but i cannot figure out what im doing wrong. its is compiled and all that, its just something about .xinitrc can someone tell me where this file is or how i make it work?
the file .xinitrc is in your home directory. if there is no such file there then create it .add the line
exec <path of fluxbox director>/bin/fluxbox
 
Old 10-17-2002, 04:16 AM   #5
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ooh, sorry, I didn't read that you couldn't find it. files with dots in front are "hidden" you can see them with "ls -a" when you are in that directory. ex:

for root's .xinitrc (in his home folder):

ls -a /root/

for USER:

ls -a /home/USER

************

you can look at the file with "cat /root/.xinitrc" or just "cat .xinitrc" if you are in the directory that the file is in.

good luck
 
  


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