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Old 07-10-2002, 04:47 PM   #1
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Wow!! Fluxbox - I'm impressed!!


Having messed around with all the WM that came with SuSE 8.0, I tried a download of Fluxbox. Wow! I suddenly feel that I'm about to say goodbyeeee to that Windoze mindset - and I can even have Kicker while I get used to it. Am I right in thinking that when I use Kicker, I can't use it to "maximise" icons? I have to use that fantastically thin taskbar like thing instead.
God! I have a stinking cold but i want to stay up and play with my new toy.
 
Old 07-10-2002, 06:37 PM   #2
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I have cold too, mate, it is 90F outside and everybody is beaching, and I have to stay at home, and I am using flux as well - it is the best I've tried so far after playing with AfterStep, blackbox and E for a while. I think running KDE kicker defeats the idea running a lightweight wm, but what the heck, you like it - you are happy.
Cheers
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Old 07-10-2002, 09:38 PM   #3
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flux!
 
Old 07-10-2002, 09:56 PM   #4
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Well that proves it, the use of fluxbox causes colds!!

Hehe, yea, flux is really good!

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Old 07-11-2002, 03:13 AM   #5
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Can anyone tell me the simple command to open Open Office? In KDE, the exact location is in the command line. I've tried Ooffice and other variations. Help! The location is /home/user/OpenOffice.org1.0/soffice

Cold raging now due to thinking about KDE again.

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Old 07-11-2002, 08:10 AM   #6
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This is your command with absolute path
/home/user/OpenOffice.org1.0/soffice
just run it on the command line, if you don't want to type the whole thing over and over, you have a couple of choices:
- you can adjust your PATH to include
/home/user/OpenOffice.org1.0 directory
- you can write a wrapper script which launches the program and resides somewhere on your existing path
- you can alias the whole thing and put it in ~/.bashrc
alias office='/home/user/OpenOffice.org1.0/soffice'

Is there anything else?
 
Old 07-12-2002, 12:04 AM   #7
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What does this program do? I checked out thier website its not very helpful since i do not know what wm is.

thnx
 
Old 07-12-2002, 01:08 AM   #8
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it is a window manager designed to work with X server to provide an X client with GUI (graphical user interface), windows and widgets, it is a fast, lightweight window manager based off blackbox idea. It is also very configurable to user liking etc. If you ever wonder what linux can provide beyond KDE/GNOME look at different windowmangers http://www.plig.org/xwinman/
 
Old 07-13-2002, 04:33 AM   #9
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I'm trying to run fluxconf but i get the error - "segmentation fault"
err..
what next?
thanks
(cold raging)
 
Old 07-13-2002, 01:16 PM   #10
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If you don't have ulimit set to 0 it should generate a core file in the directory where you ran fluxconf, if you really want to know what happened you can use strings to extract human readable text from it, if you are more curious you can run
gdb --core=/specify/path/where/the/core/file/you/want/to/analize/is

If you don't have a core file - most probably ulimit is set to 0 for various reasons - one obvious is to limit core files to 0K in order to constrain disk space usage - then you don't have much options as to compile from source fluxconf and if needed fluxbox.

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Old 07-13-2002, 03:25 PM   #11
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but when I enter ulimit, I'm told that it's unlimited. This is all starting to go over my snot-filled head but...
Could it be anything to do with gtk+config? There were some errors when I first tried to install flux.Blackbox bbconf works fine, if that's any help.
Help!
Sneeze


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Old 07-14-2002, 07:38 AM   #12
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Doing things by hand

Thanks for the help - I'll work on trying to understand this ulimit problem - segmentation problem etc but for now, I've just worked out that I can easily edit my flux menus by hand.
 
Old 07-14-2002, 11:10 AM   #13
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That's true, I prefer that way just edit configs by hand.
 
Old 07-14-2002, 11:45 AM   #14
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..and, with my new understanding of symlink-ing, bbconf now works with flux. I can edit TWO WAYS! Cor!
How's the cold neo77777?
Mine has raged and is on it's way now. A day off work tomorrow perhaps?
 
Old 07-14-2002, 05:12 PM   #15
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I've recovered, still coughing occasionaly but eventually it'll go away, thanks for asking.
Cheers,
Recover soon.
P.S. Getting sick in summer time is the worst
 
  


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