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Old 09-17-2004, 11:05 AM   #1
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Fluxbox for Red Hat 8


Hey all, im a newbie so bear with me for a minute.
I'm running Red Hat 8, and i wanted to install fluxbox. I found a forum on here that has an rpm for fluxbox for Red Hat 8. Downloaded that, the file is called fluxbox-0.1.14-0.fdr6.rh80.i386.rpm. Double clicked it, said it was installing. Now what? I ran a search for "fluxbox" in file:/ and the only results i got were a fluxbox executable in usr/bin and a fluxbox folder in usr/share. i have no idea what to do with either. Any help would be much appreciated.
 
Old 09-17-2004, 10:41 PM   #2
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if it'ts in the /usr/bin, then its in your path. and there should be a fluxbox directory in your homefolder, but it's hidden. not sure how to do this graphically, but in the command line, in your home directory, type ls .fluxbox remeber the period infront of fluxbox. if it shows you some words like init, menu, slit or others, then fluxbox is installed properly, at least that's' how it is on my system. it might be different on yours, but either way, it's probably already installed properly. then, in the command line, or another text editor, edit the file .xinitrc in your home folder. at the top type: fluxbox and thats it. unless your using a graphical logon, with which i cant help you there. search the forum on how to edit gdm, xdm, kdm or whatever you use. sorry for my rambling i got a bit carried away
 
Old 09-18-2004, 03:16 PM   #3
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hey, i went to the command line and typed in ls .fluxbox like you said, and it showed:
[yousuf@localhost yousuf]$ ls .fluxbox
init keys menu menu.bak
after that, your directions were a bit unclear...im not real sure how to edit the .xinitrc. haha sorry, im very very new.
 
Old 09-19-2004, 12:08 PM   #4
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well, i dont use redhat and i never have so i hope this works for you. if you want to do this graphically, login as root and edit the file /home/yousuf/.xinitrc remeber the dot infront of the xinitrc part. and to edit it, you have to use an editor like emacs, nano, pico, joe, vi or vim. one of them or something like it should be in your menu somewhere. or if you want to do this command line (which i reccomend), type: su and then hit enter and put in your password. then type: emacs /home/yousuf/.xinitrc replacing emacs with whatever editor you have. then add this line to the top: fluxbox and hopefully it should work. don't forget to save and then restart your computer then it should work.
 
Old 09-22-2004, 04:34 PM   #5
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hmm, well i did everything you said. i logged in as root in the command line and it brought up emacs, but it was a blank page...i typed in fluxbox, saved it, restarted, still nothing though
 
Old 10-06-2004, 06:31 PM   #6
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edit the .xsession file in your home directory. not exactly sure how to, but i think thats what you have to do
 
  


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