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Hey all, i'm thinking of converting to fluxbox....
Well anyway i tried compiling it and i got this....
checking for X... no
configure: error: Fluxbox requires the X Window System libraries and headers.
Kinda weird...i do have X installed...well how else am i on this , and ummm i tried searching for x libraries headers etc. in rpmdrake and i can't seem to find anything....anyone can give me some pointers?
Ok now i can't seem to install it...i followed the instructions on the site...unless i created .xinitrc in the wrong directory....i made it in /home (it said in the home directory) is this wrong? Because when i logged out fluxbox wasn't there as a selectable window manager....
Yes, you want it in your USER home, not the system home. So ~ rather than /home
Your xinitrc should be found by typing this:
If that makes sense. ~ means to go to the home of whatever user you are logged in as. Not the /home but a deeper directory of something like /home/gtinc
would be correct.
Here's a peek at mine so you can see what one looks like:
# $XConsortium: xinitrc.cpp,v 1.4 91/08/22 11:41:34 rws Exp $
# merge in defaults and keymaps
if [ -f $sysresources ]; then
xrdb -merge $sysresources
if [ -f $sysmodmap ]; then
if [ -f $userresources ]; then
if [ -f $usermodmap ]; then
# Start the window manager:
exec root-tail /var/log/messages,red /var/log/xferlog,white /var/log/proftpd.lo$
exec gkrellm -w &
But all you really need in there is simply:
Or possibly the entire path, as I have if you do not have the directory in your path.
No it's not, that's for 'startx' rather than having it be in your list of choices at your KDM screen. If that's what you are looking to have/do you might want to find the actual Mandrake RPM for it, this will set everything up for you, and place the entries in the correct file for that.
If you wanna do it yourself, I believe the setting is in the KDE control Center, not the Mandrake Control center. Poke around in there, find the section for login, and see if you can make a new entry for Flux.
If you have more problems, or don't have a clue what I mean, post back, I will be happy to walk you through it better, and I will boot into Mandy and give you some screenshots to help.
I'm at school now, geeez how slow is the network hehe
Yeh ummmm i went around KDE Control center last night, and from memory i found a session or window manager option and it had IceWm etc. i added fluxbox....but i couldn't do anything else it just added it to it's list, it didn't ask me what command to use or anything, so when i logged out 'fluxbox' was in the list but when i selected it and logged in it just went to IceWm....