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Old 07-14-2002, 11:07 PM   #16
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So its like kde?

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Old 07-15-2002, 12:18 AM   #17
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What is?
 
Old 07-15-2002, 12:48 AM   #18
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I was aking if Fluxbox is like kde a graphical user interface?
 
Old 07-15-2002, 01:55 AM   #19
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not quite, it is a windowmanger as opposed to desktop environment which is KDE, plus it is less resource hangry, here is a very minimalistic screenshot of mine http://utopia.poly.edu/~bartem01/images/screen.jpg
 
Old 07-15-2002, 05:41 AM   #20
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gonus: it's not exactly hard to find out these kind of things for yourself. http://fluxbox.sourceforge.net/
 
Old 07-15-2002, 06:23 AM   #21
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Is there a way of saving settings when I leave Flux? And can I get the apps in the Slit to load automatically?
 
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apps can go in .xinitrc and autosaving.. no.
 
Old 07-15-2002, 07:33 AM   #23
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If you use a graphical logging you have to make a .xsession in your home dir. Here´s an example of mine:

#!/bin/sh
rox --pinboard=Alien -o &
bbpager -w &
exec fluxbox

The -w in bbpager is to make it load in the slit
 
Old 07-15-2002, 08:22 PM   #24
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I at first did not knwo what a windows manager was so the fluxbox website wasn't much help at first . Now i think I understand. If I had a graphical login with kde hwo would I go about setting that up, to try it out?

Thanx for dealing with a newb.

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Old 07-16-2002, 09:25 AM   #25
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Go to Kicker -> Preferences -> System -> Login Manager -> Sessions -> type in fluxbox under New Type and then Add New.
Log out
Log in but select fluxbox.
I'm assuming that you've already installed Fluxbox.
Hope this helps.
 
Old 07-16-2002, 10:14 AM   #26
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I'm a bit stuck. I use KDM for login so I assume from the previous postings that I need to edit xsessions. If this is so - where on earth do I put my dockapps? I've tried with volume.app and that loads up - but not Flux.Same in xinitrc.
Hmmm!
If it's not one thing...
 
Old 07-16-2002, 02:17 PM   #27
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Stop! Worry not. I've worked it out using that old system Trial and Error (and listening to acid_kewpie !!). xinitrc was where the additions were needed - I was thrown by the fact that the file is a lot longer than expected - I tried here, there and everywhere until I came up with this (for example)-
#
# finally start the window manager
#
bsetbg -f directory/.jpg &
volume.app &
exec $WINDOWMANAGER

# call failsafe
exit 0

..and it works!!
yipee!
I really do like Fluxbox.

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Old 07-17-2002, 07:51 AM   #28
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just out of interest - is there any way of editing the Slit? I don't mean position etc - but background colour and dimensions.
Thanks
 
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it's all part of the theme you use. read the info on how to edit them.
 
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Yup! Thanks again acid_kewpie! I just hadn't cottoned on to the fact that the slit and "toolbar" are the same thing (as far as bbconf is concerned) - but they now both look much better. For future reference, they are under toolbar settings -> toolbar clock / misc.

Can anyone recommend a good mount dockapp? I can't get to grips with wmmount.
Thanks
 
  


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