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Old 11-17-2004, 01:59 PM   #1
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Fluxbox to start with startx?


I am trying to run fluxbox as my wm.

I have installed arch.
I have changed root password.
did adduser.
took awhile to get my setting right in xf86config, but it is finally done.
I can "startx", but all I get is the windowmaker wm???
I would like to use flux I use it on my slackware ten box, and love it.
I went to inittab file and changed the "3" to a "5" to startx at boot, but I was really slow to load, and I had to ctrl+alt+f1 to change settings back.
I don't need flux to start at boot, but would like to start it with startx.

Should I try changing the rc.conf?

Any help is appreciated.

I will keep reading and googling.

I am a to command line. I am used to SUSE and Fedora.
I never had to configure anything . I am not bitching. I have learned alot since installing slack 10, FreeBsd, and Arch. I'm ditching Suse and Fedora for awhile til I feel more competent in what I am doing.

PC is :
Hp pavilion n3390.
P3 laptop.
6gig hd and 128 ram.

Knoppix loads perfectly,. So i guess if I can eventually get everything to work through ARCH.

Very happy new Arch user.
 
Old 11-17-2004, 02:04 PM   #2
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'emacs ~/.xinitrc'
add 'fluxbox &'
 
Old 11-17-2004, 02:05 PM   #3
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in your ~/.xinitrc, put the fluxbox command.
the default used is in /etc/X11/Xinit/. ~/.xinitrc overrides it.
 
Old 11-17-2004, 08:52 PM   #4
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Having bios problems with that laptop. Thanks for the help.

I went into .xinitrc last night and removed th # from in front of
exec fluxbox, but I am not sure if i did it in ~/.xinitrc.
Didn't do anything.

Is there any difference between vi and emac?

I prefer vi.


So vi ~/.xinitrc

fluxbox &

?

Thanks again.
 
Old 11-17-2004, 10:33 PM   #5
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I got blackbox working no flux.

got line 13 exec fluxbox can't find or does not exist???

I want to run flux ,but blackbox will do for now.

I don't have internet set up for this box or network.

Can I dlownload flux to another pc and transfer via cd?


Thanks
 
Old 11-18-2004, 12:37 AM   #6
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If you have another arch machine, look in /var/cache/packman/pkg/. for the stuff to write to cd, or if you just go to the arch repository and grab the ...pkg.tar.gz files you want, you can write them to cd. Since the machine does not have internet, you can't just 'pacman -S pkgname', you have to 'pacman -A pkgname.version.pkg.tar.gz' each one.
 
Old 11-21-2004, 08:22 PM   #7
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I just wanted to post a follow up.

I am still kinda stuck. I would like to have fluxbox as wm, but am ok with blackbox and XFCE for now.

I think alot of my problems will be solved with packman -Syu.

I haven't had success with ppp, so I am trying to get a wireless card up and running.

I am running into a brutal learning curve coming from Suse 9.0, and I have too many distros I am trying to set up at the same time (slack10,freebsd,Arch) on different computers so I am getting a little confused.


Thanks for the help and patience so far.
 
Old 11-22-2004, 12:12 AM   #8
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I gave up on Arch.
It's too advanced for me.
I will try it again after I learn a little more and get a high speed non dialup internet connection.(hopefully beginning of 2005)

Thanks for all the help..
 
Old 12-20-2004, 11:23 PM   #9
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Following applies for mandrake.
Add the following exactly as it appears to your /.xinitrc file and you should be able to use the startx command

exec /usr/bin/X11/fluxbox
 
Old 12-20-2004, 11:34 PM   #10
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agust thanks for the post...

I gave up on Arch.

The distro is for linux expert types.

I am not one of them. (yet)

I couldn't even find fluxbox on Arch.

Regards,
Blair
 
Old 12-25-2004, 03:21 PM   #11
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Did You installed fluxbox ?

#pacman -Sy fluxbox
 
Old 12-25-2004, 08:44 PM   #12
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no internet connection on that computer, and no network internet sharing.

Thanks,
Blair.

I will be back to Arch when high speed comes down my way, and I learn a little more about Linux.
 
  


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