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Old 02-17-2004, 10:07 PM   #1
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Fluxbox...not quite what I had expected


Well, I've tried Gnome, tried KDE, now I've DLed and installed Fluxbox to see what that's like. It's not quite what I had expect. All I have in front of me is a small plain toolbar and a blank desktop with no icons, no wallpaper. I think I can still do everything I would normally do since right click brings up a simple start menu. Anyways, I need some tips to get Fluxbox looking like some of the screenshots I've screen. What plugins/add ons do I need to get start? Or do I need to configure it somehow?
 
Old 02-17-2004, 11:00 PM   #2
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What are the screenshots? Explain a little more so we can help.
 
Old 02-17-2004, 11:05 PM   #3
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Screenshots...........
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=26643
 
Old 02-17-2004, 11:30 PM   #4
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Basically that screenshot was done by making his own theme. You can download a tool that lets you create a custom theme
 
Old 02-17-2004, 11:39 PM   #5
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Yup, that's the link where I saw screenshots of fluxbox. I think I saw some things like desktop icons, little meters/indicators, taskbar icons, and other things like that.
 
Old 02-17-2004, 11:41 PM   #6
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If you want icons than FLuxbox is not the way to go
 
Old 02-17-2004, 11:42 PM   #7
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So it's not possible to have icons in fluxbox then ?
 
Old 02-17-2004, 11:45 PM   #8
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Check out "idesk" for icons and the fluxbox home page has all kinds of goodies.
 
Old 02-17-2004, 11:46 PM   #9
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Sorry but I have been looking at www.google.com/linux but nothing on adding icons.
 
Old 02-17-2004, 11:48 PM   #10
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What about this one Allen?
http://fluxbox.sourceforge.net/fbdesk/

Is there any difference between it and iDesk?
 
Old 02-17-2004, 11:55 PM   #11
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ok there you go try that and see
 
Old 02-18-2004, 12:26 AM   #12
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Quote:
Originally posted by HoosTrax
Well, I've tried Gnome, tried KDE, now I've DLed and installed Fluxbox to see what that's like.
Here's what I'd like to know:

How did you get Flux running in RH9.0?

I can't get through the session manager.

Did you adjust kdm, xdm, pull it from startx?

What does your .xsession contain?

TIA for any response.
 
Old 02-18-2004, 12:49 AM   #13
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@ SiriusAB

1) cd /etc/X11/gdm/Sessions

2) cp GNOME Fluxbox
or
2) cp KDE Fluxbox

3) pico Fluxbox

4) change exec gnome (or kde) to "exec fluxbox" (no quotes)

5) save and exit

That should do it. Log out and on the RH login screen, click on Sessions and you should see Fluxbox
 
  


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