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Old 01-25-2006, 09:23 AM   #1
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Fluxbox install...


Is it actually possible to just install Fluxbox on top of Gnome, or should I do a clean install?

And how should I configure my inittab file?

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Old 01-25-2006, 09:26 AM   #2
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You won't really be installing Fluxbox ON TOP of Gnome. They will both be available for usage, you won't overwrite Gnome or anything like that. Also, to my knowledge you won't have to edit your inittab file either. Since you installed Gnome first it should (or should after some configuration) give you a choice of what window manager you want to use. I hope that helps.
 
Old 01-25-2006, 09:57 AM   #3
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It did. Thanks for your help

Im now using Fluxbox
 
Old 01-25-2006, 10:20 AM   #4
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Excellent I use fluxbox as well. PM me with your e-mail if you want a screenshot of my setup. Enjoy the lightweight WM world!
 
Old 01-25-2006, 11:08 AM   #5
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Excellent I use fluxbox as well. PM me with your e-mail if you want a screenshot of my setup. Enjoy the lightweight WM world!
Yes sure...you can send the screenshot to ja1661@netscape.net

And you are absolutely right, this is very lightweight and most of all apparently highly configurable
 
Old 01-25-2006, 02:42 PM   #6
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Thanks for the screenshot

Now I'm 'missing' some applications that I used in Gnome. Like openoffice and so on. It's probably me, but how on earth do I add them to my menus?

Plus some of the links in the fluxmenus doesen't seem to work.

I allready checked:
http://fluxbox.sourceforge.net/

But I couldn't find any solutions.

Sincerely, Jørgen
 
Old 01-25-2006, 06:04 PM   #7
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use a prog called menumaker pacman -Sy menumaker.....then run that and it should populate the flux menus with your apps.
 
Old 01-25-2006, 07:49 PM   #8
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You can also use the fluxbox-generate_menu and that will generate a menu of apps for you as well. I personally have never used it though. I prefer to edit the menu file by hand. The syntax is VERY easy and you get a product that you want. The file is located under /home/YOURUSER/.fluxbox/menu. Here is my config just to give an example.

Code:
[begin] (Fluxbox)
      [exec] (Eterm) {Eterm --trans --scrollbar no --buttonbar 0} 
      [exec] (Firefox) {firefox} 
      [exec] (K3b) {k3b}	
      [exec] (Endeavour Mark II) {endeavour2}
[submenu] (Net)
      [exec] (Firewall) {Eterm --trans --scrollbar no --buttonbar 0 -e ssh USER@XXX.XXX.XXX.X} 
      [exec] (Firewall-Log) {Eterm --name eterm1 --default-font-index 1 --no-cursor -f 7 --trans --borderless --buttonbar 0 --scrollbar no --geometry 220x4+0+970 -e tail -f /var/log/firewall}
[submenu] (Browsers)
      [exec] (Firefox) {firefox} 
[end]
[submenu] (IM)
      [exec] (GAIM) {gaim} 
[end]
[submenu] (Mail)
      [exec] (Thunderbird) {thunderbird}	
[end]
[end]
[submenu] (Multimedia)
[submenu] (Graphics)
      [exec] (GIMP) {gimp}
      [exec] (xv) {xv} 
      [exec] (xlock) {xlock} 
[end]
[submenu] (Audio)
      [exec] (xmms) {xmms} 
      [exec] (alsamixer) {Eterm --trans --scrollbar no --buttonbar 0 -e alsamixer} 
      [exec] (GTKPod) {gtkpod}
[end]
[submenu] (Video)
      [exec] (gmplayer) {gmplayer -channels 6 dvd://} 
      [exec] (realplay) {realplay} 
      [exec] (Xine)	{xine}	
      [exec] (Xine - DVD) {xine -f dvd://}	
[end]
[submenu] (X-utils)
      [exec] (xfontsel) {xfontsel} 
      [exec] (xman) {xman} 
      [exec] (xload) {xload} 
      [exec] (editres) {editres} 
      [exec] (viewres) {viewres} 
      [exec] (xclock) {xclock} 
      [exec] (xmag) {xmag} 
      [exec] (Reload .Xdefaults) {xrdb -load /home/centinul/.Xdefaults} 
      [exec] (Torsmo) {torsmo}
[end]
[end]
[submenu] (Games)
      [exec] (UT2004) {/opt/ut2004/ut2004}
      [exec] (CS: Source) {cedega -run Steam Steam -applaunch 240 -heapsize 512000 -console}
      [exec] (DOD: Source) {cedega -run Steam Steam -applaunch 300 -heapsize 512000 -console}
      [exec] (Half-Life 2) {cedega -run Steam Steam -applaunch 220 -heapsize 512000 -console}
[end]
[submenu] (School)
      [exec] (MATLab) {mount /mnt/dvdrom && Eterm --trans -e matlab}
      [exec] (Planner)
[submenu] (Office)
      [exec] (xclock) {xclock} 
      [exec] (xcalc) {xcalc} 
      [exec] (Open Office) {ooffice2} 
      [exec] (Calc) {oocalc2} 
      [exec] (Writer) {oowriter2} 
      [exec] (Impress) {ooimpress2} 
      [exec] (Draw) {oodraw2} 
      [exec] (Math) {oomath2} 
      [exec] (Printer Admin) {oopadmin} 
[end]
[end]

[submenu] (fluxbox menu)
      [config] (Configure) 
[submenu] (Styles)
      [include] (/usr/share/fluxbox/menu.d/styles/) 
[end]
      [workspaces] (Workspace List) 
[submenu] (Tools)
      [exec] (Window name) {xprop WM_CLASS|cut -d \" -f 2|xmessage -file - -center} 
      [exec] (Regen Menu) {fluxbox-generate_menu} 
[end]
      [exec] (Lock screen) {xlock} 
      [commanddialog] (Fluxbox Command) 
      [reconfig] (Reload config) 
      [restart] (Restart) 
      [exec] (About) {(fluxbox -v; fluxbox -info | sed 1d) 2> /dev/null | xmessage -file - -center} 
      [separator] 
      [exit] (Exit) 
[end]
[end]
My menu should give you a good idea on how to config stuff. Let us know how it goes. Good luck. The hardest part is probably figuring out where each app is, but I'm confident you can accomplish that.

Also don't forget the documentation on menus: Fluxbox Menus

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Old 01-25-2006, 08:19 PM   #9
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after you install menumaker

mmaker -fv Fluxbox

should add everything to your menu

soule
 
Old 01-26-2006, 08:49 AM   #10
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This is fantastic! Thanks for all your help

I will get right on with it

Sincerely, Jørgen
 
Old 01-26-2006, 10:31 AM   #11
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after you install menumaker

mmaker -fv Fluxbox

should add everything to your menu

soule
It worked like a charm.

But now all the sudden my fonts are very small. How do I adjust the fontsize? And is there a way to turn antialiasing on, or is on per default?

Sincerely, Jørgen
 
Old 01-26-2006, 02:56 PM   #12
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To my knowledge font size is dependent on the theme. So you should find out where your theme is located and when you open the file you should be able to find the font that is used and adjust it's font size. Antialiasing is set via the ~/.fluxbox/init file. The following line should be (change the true/false to whatever you want) there if not add it

Code:
session.screen0.antialias: true
 
Old 01-27-2006, 09:02 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by Centinul
To my knowledge font size is dependent on the theme. So you should find out where your theme is located and when you open the file you should be able to find the font that is used and adjust it's font size. Antialiasing is set via the ~/.fluxbox/init file. The following line should be (change the true/false to whatever you want) there if not add it

Code:
session.screen0.antialias: true
Thanks I will check out the init file

I also seem to have some problems with some of the buttons in my fluxbox menu.
When I run 'filemanager' or 'my computer' it changes into my old Gnome environment, and I will have to use ctrl+alt+backspace to quit X, and then login again.

Do I need to install a special filebrowser for fluxbox?

Sincerely, Jørgen
 
Old 01-27-2006, 05:49 PM   #14
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I suspect that you are using nautilus as your file manager. In order to get it to run properly with fluxbox change the menu entry for nautlis to

Code:
[exec] (Filemanager) {nautilus --no-desktop}
I would recommend remoing the "my computer" choice from your menu and possibly instead use nautilus and give it the location of where "my computer" is. I think that will work better then your current setup. I hope this helps!
 
Old 01-28-2006, 02:04 AM   #15
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I suspect that you are using nautilus as your file manager. In order to get it to run properly with fluxbox change the menu entry for nautlis to

Code:
[exec] (Filemanager) {nautilus --no-desktop}
I would recommend remoing the "my computer" choice from your menu and possibly instead use nautilus and give it the location of where "my computer" is. I think that will work better then your current setup. I hope this helps!
Hi,

I will remove the current shortcut in my menu.

Another question is: How do I make a shortcut/desktop icon for launching nautilus?

Thanks for your help.

Sincerely, Jørgen
 
  


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