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Old 01-08-2003, 08:24 AM   #31
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No it means it needs the Xfree86 headers file. Another development package:
http://gd.tuwien.ac.at/opsys/linux/s.../i586/?fisel=x
I believe it's this package:
http://gd.tuwien.ac.at/opsys/linux/s...0-187.i586.rpm

As for the headers, I am not sure what it's asking for... Try:
http://gd.tuwien.ac.at/opsys/linux/s...0-187.i586.rpm
http://gd.tuwien.ac.at/opsys/linux/s...0-187.i586.rpm
And
http://gd.tuwien.ac.at/opsys/linux/s...0-187.i586.rpm

Good Luck
 
Old 01-08-2003, 08:27 AM   #32
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I'm about to be headin home and have got to finish up some work before I get killed, so I will rejoin once I get home and see how things are going. If you run into more dependency issues, try to locate the related files from here:
http://gd.tuwien.ac.at/opsys/linux/s...8.1/suse/i586/
And install them.

Good Luck

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Old 01-08-2003, 09:12 AM   #33
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Thanks, after installing these packages it all works ;-)

Blackbox version 0.65 configured succesfully ;-)

It's about time!!!

Now I only have to edit my .xinitrc file so i can start bb instead of kde or choose between them!

Thanks again!!!!
 
Old 01-08-2003, 09:39 AM   #34
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I modified my /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc file as shown in a tutorial but still when i write stqrtx bb for blackbox,
it keeps starting the KDE

did i edit the wrong file?

or how can i start my blackbox?
 
Old 01-08-2003, 09:41 AM   #35
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well how do we know if you edited the file wrong if you don't show us what's in the file....???
 
Old 01-08-2003, 10:04 AM   #36
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I didn't ask if i edited the file wrong, i asked if i edited the wrong file ;-)

i found a tutorial online and it said i ha to edit the .xinitrc file but I can only find the xinitrc file without the . in front :-(

so i added:

ARG=$1
DEFAULTWM="startkde"
if [! $ARG]; then
ARG=$DEFAULTWM
fi

if [$ARG="kde"]; then
WM=startkde
elif [$ARG="bb"]; then
WM=blackbox
else
WM=$DEFAULTWM
fi

that's it, but when i type startx bb at my command line, it starts KDE

so now I was wondering if I edited the rong file (see above)
 
Old 01-08-2003, 10:22 AM   #37
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Where does ./configure install blackbox? and how can i call for it?
I already found out myself that i have edited the wrong file. I should have edited the file in the root directory and there is a .xinitrc file. But it looks a lot different than in the tutorial so i'm not sure on how to edit it. :-(

They use test -x /usr/X11R6/bin/startkde; then
WINDOWMANAGER=/usr/X11R6/bin/startkde

but i can't find a blackbox in the directory /usr/X11R6/bin
so i was wondering on how to fix it and make it work when typing startx bb
 
Old 01-08-2003, 12:43 PM   #38
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As sad as this is to say, it will be alot easier for you to simply install the BB RPM at this point, distros do this MUCH different than others, so you might just want to go that route. However, I wouldn't I'd forge on, learn the "standard" way and then at least you know.

Other option:
create the file in your users home directory (if your username is sam, most likely the home directory will be /home/sam so the file will be /home/sam/.xinitrc) if one doesn't already exist. If one does exist, please post the contents of it here. I really think you should post it here before making changes, but here's what I will probably be saying next:
Comment out (meaning put a # sign in front of) the entries in there referring to KDE, then create this entry:
exec blackbox (if you want to enter full path use: "whereis blackbox" to locate it)
Then logout, and back in, startx as this user, and it *should* work.

Cool
 
Old 01-08-2003, 12:49 PM   #39
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BTW, your question directly answered answered (how can you learn if we don't answer your questions ):

Quote:
Where does ./configure install blackbox? and how can i call for it?
./configure does nothing but configure the Makefile and packages. Make then compiles them according to the settings configure found, and finally make install is the step that installs the libs/binaries et al. Make install is the step you want to watch to see where things will get installed (FYI, you can decide where things get installed to if you choose, this would be passed to the Makefile during the ./configure process, ./configure --help for more options ) If you didn't look at the Makefile, and you didn't watch where make install placed the files, you can either:
updatedb (if you have never done that, I do think you'll need to use something like 'slocate updatedb' to invoke the necessary db to update?) then:
locate blackbox OR
whereis blackbox This will locate the binary file. Other option is the find command.
 
  


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