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Old 06-19-2003, 01:43 PM   #1
chrisknight
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running fluxbox


Hello all -
I have just downloaded the latest fluxbox and installed with:
./configure --enable-kde
make
make install

I had no errors at all.
How might I run it as my default x manager?
I currently run RedHat9/KDE

I have no .xsession file in /root
 
Old 06-19-2003, 01:46 PM   #2
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How do you log in? Graphical or command line?
 
Old 06-19-2003, 01:46 PM   #3
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Add the following to your .xinitrc:

# window manager
fluxbox & wmpid=$!

# HANG POINT - wait for windowmanager to exit
wait $wmpid

If you don't have a .xinitrc file in your home directory then create one.
 
Old 06-19-2003, 01:48 PM   #4
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Do you use startx or a gui login? I boot into console and use startx myself and this file does the job for me.
Code:
# Duron 950 box "uilleann" user fancy .xinitrc file
# Start stuff I want to run when I startx

# The artwiz-fonts sometimes conflict with your locale settings. To get
# them to work you may have to put the following at the beginning of your
# .xinitrc file
export LC=C
export LC_ALL=C
# exec gnome-session
# exec kde
# Esetroot ~/backgrounds/linux.png &
gkrellm -w &
xscreensaver &
exec fluxbox
 
Old 06-19-2003, 02:02 PM   #5
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Right now I log in with redhat's graphical interface.

when I try to run it, with KDE open I get...

[root@dc1 root]# /usr/local/bin/fluxbox
Failed to read: session.tabs
Setting default value
Failed to read: session.slitlistFile
Setting default value
Failed to read: session.groupFile
Setting default value
Failed to load groupfile:
BScreen::BScreen: an error occured while querying the X server.
another window manager is already running on display :0.0.
Blackbox::Blackbox: no managable screens found, aborting
Fluxbox: Unknown error.
[root@dc1 root]#

Duh, KDE is using the X server.

It would be cool if someone knew how I might add flux box to RedHat's graphical login menu.
Like:
Default
KDE
GNOME
FLUXBOX


Last edited by chrisknight; 06-19-2003 at 02:09 PM.
 
Old 06-19-2003, 02:09 PM   #6
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Try installing RedHat's Fluxbox0.1.14 .rpm package, which'll add the entry to the graphical login screen, and then make install the 0.9.3 files again to overwrite them.

Btw for RedHat and Mandrake I think you wanted to use ./configure --prefix=/usr or the files will be in /usr/local instead.
 
Old 06-19-2003, 02:18 PM   #7
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Look for files in your user directory starting with a dot-x or dot-X (hidden files

Code:
phil@uilleann ~ $ ls -ac
.                      listmodem.sh                    .gtkrc-2.0
lno                    login                           .metacity
lno~                   machine-update                  .nautilus
.gconfd                mail.wav                        .qmail
evolution              mail10.wav                      .rhn-applet.conf
.gnome_private         mail27.wav                      .sawfish
950box                 mail43.wav                      .screenrc
.gnome                 mail51.wav                      .signature
.bash_history          mail52.wav                      .sversionrc
urpmi                  mail53.wav                      .tcsh.config
.galeon                mail7.wav                       .user52.rdb
.fluxbox               r1p1_linux22_libc6_i386_a1.bin  .user60.rdb
.xinitrc               scottletter                     .xauth
.ICEauthority          .recently-used                  .xftcache
.gtkrc                 .fonts.cache-1                  .xscreensaver
.gconf                 .realnetworks                   DXFversion-carson.dxf
.fetchmail.pid         NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4363.run   Desktop
fluxdocs-3.tar.gz      .grip                           GNUstep
fbtabs                 ogg                             NVchooser.sh
urpmi~                 mp3                             The Old Bush.cl3
.links                 .cddb                           Thomas_Keane_s.mp3
..                     .cddbslave                      amdbug.txt
.mc                    .gkrellm-reminder               attachment.php?s=&postid=561602
.gentoo-history        .gkrellm2                       baduser
gentootips             .gaimrc                         bashprompt
Pictures               rnsetup                         chooser.sh
.bashrc                .desktop                        e07230%7E.mp3
bookmarks.html         old.xinitrc                     e08529%7E.mp3
bookmarks.htmlcontent  .gtkrc-1.2-gnome2               e08684%7E.wav
950box~                .icons                          eagleswhistle
ceiliholatesess        .themes                         emerge
.gentoorc              .xsession-errors                h-BanjoMedley%7E.mp3
.mcoprc                         l-faq.pdf
CheapBox.html          .gtkrc-kde                      listen.pls
Your x login manager will use one of those hidden files that start with a period and X or x.
 
Old 06-19-2003, 02:35 PM   #8
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Problem solved
Found RedHat 9 RPM here:
http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3/stat....i386.rpm.html
 
  


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