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Old 05-29-2011, 08:00 PM   #1
Dr.Paneas
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Slack+Fluxbox - Post Installation Tasks?


hey guys, I've just install Slackware and Fluxbox windows manager. What's next ?
I mean I suppose I have to configure some stuff, update my system, change theme etc etc. First of all I need to activate my wifi card because I can't have the laptop on my desk using ethernet all the time.
 
Old 05-30-2011, 03:16 PM   #2
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How can we tell you what's next?

It's like: "I'm going to drive somewhere tomorrow, how much fuel will I need?". Depending on how you drive, and how far you're travelling, the answer varies from nothing to everything.
 
Old 05-30-2011, 03:43 PM   #3
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What you COULD do is regenerate menus with 'fluxbox-generate_menu' and have a look at:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Fluxbox
 
Old 05-30-2011, 05:32 PM   #4
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In addition to generating a useful menu, I would fix the font size and font of all themes so you don't go blind when they try and change it to a 6 point font on your 1024x768 or larger resolution...

~/.fluxbox/overlay
Code:
! The following line will prevent styles from setting the background.
background: none

! Attempt to unify sizes of borders and titlebars to fit our fonts
window.handleWidth: 3
window.title.height: 20
window.bevelWidth:  2
window.borderWidth: 2

toolbar.height: 25
toobar.bevelWidth:  2
toolbar.borderWidth: 2

menu.bevelWidth:  2
menu.borderWidth: 2
menu.frame.justify: left

! Unify our font selection
menu.title.font: liberation mono-14
menu.frame.font: liberation mono-14
toolbar.clock.font: liberation mono-14
toolbar.workspace.font: liberation mono-14
*font: liberation mono-14
 
Old 05-31-2011, 11:52 PM   #5
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Other things to consider: Do you want icons (fbdesk or idesk). I personally find that just adding WBAR makes a fluxbox set-up look quite sophisticated - even though I use the menu more often than not.

You might also want to put a few icons in the task bar (eg volumecontrolicon, networkicon etc).

These are all packages that you need to download and install separately.
 
Old 06-01-2011, 01:00 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr.Paneas View Post
hey guys, I've just install Slackware and Fluxbox windows manager. What's next ?
I mean I suppose I have to configure some stuff, update my system, change theme etc etc. First of all I need to activate my wifi card because I can't have the laptop on my desk using ethernet all the time.
Configuring a wireless card can be done irrespective of your window manager.

Look at this excellent entry in Alien Bob's wiki: Configuring your network in Slackware

Regarding Fluxbox tweaking, most of the action takes place in ~/.fluxbox directory where you will have to edit configuration files.

Two good places to start are:

- The Fluxbox list of features: http://fluxbox.org/features/

- The Fluxbox wiki: Fluxbox-wiki
 
Old 06-01-2011, 03:33 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr.Paneas View Post
hey guys, I've just install Slackware and Fluxbox windows manager. What's next ?
I mean I suppose I have to configure some stuff, update my system, change theme etc etc. First of all I need to activate my wifi card because I can't have the laptop on my desk using ethernet all the time.
The first things that usually I sort out are menu entries for my everyday use stuff, conky, gpodder, xfce power manager and wicd-client on startup, thunar --daemon, oh yes, and a wallpaper.

Moc launched in a terminal is also pretty cool.
 
Old 06-01-2011, 08:18 AM   #8
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Depending on your system/hardware specification you may wish to discover/use lite applications.

1> terminal - sakura - http://slackbuilds.org/result/?search=sakura&sv=

2> text-editor - mousepad - part if stock install

3> calculator - xcalc - part of stock install
...or - galculator - http://slackbuilds.org/result/?search=galculator&sv=

Last edited by dh2k; 06-01-2011 at 08:22 AM.
 
Old 06-01-2011, 12:29 PM   #9
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I reconfigure some of the keybindings. Not Fluxbox related, but take a look at installing Conky, and of course slapt-get if you don't already have it.
 
Old 06-01-2011, 11:51 PM   #10
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I reconfigure some of the keybindings. Not Fluxbox related, but take a look at installing Conky, and of course slapt-get if you don't already have it.
If your wireless card has drivers, simply installing wicd from /extra should do the trick. Just run the command

wicd-client

And youll be able to configure wifi like a champ. Add it to the startup for a permanent network manager in fluxbox.

Also, i would personally suggest against slapt-get...
 
  


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