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Old 01-24-2004, 04:01 AM   #1
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Unhappy Fluxbox vs GDM/xfs

I hope there are a lot of fedora-fluxbox-users out there...(it's the wm of the year...)
when i start fluxbox from a failsafe_terminal, it takes 1 sec to start.
when i start fluxbox from gdm, it takes more than 2 minutes to start, because xfs (font server) is grabbing all the processor time...
is there a possibility to have a fast starting fluxbox?
thanks in advance
Old 01-24-2004, 05:43 AM   #2
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remove gdm from your /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc and add fluxbox as program to start now reboot if it works great if not you have also to change the runlevel your system boots into to terminal mode and then manualy login and type startx
Old 01-24-2004, 06:26 AM   #3
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but i want to use gdm
Old 08-20-2004, 12:59 AM   #4
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Set LC_ALL=C in your environment

As far as I can tell, the issue is related to a difference between the way that FC2 handles locales and the way Fluxbox handles locales.

So, the short answer to your problem is that you need to set the environment variable LC_ALL=C in the appropriate .Xclients file (usually ~/.Xclients-localhost.localdomain:0). However, every time you run switchdesk, you will have to re-edit that.

I came up with an all-around better solution (one that makes Fluxbox as usable on FC2 as it is on Gentoo). I documented the process here:

My PIII 700 Toshiba Tecra 8100 used to take over 2 minutes to load Fluxbox. Now it takes exactly six seconds (which includes the time starting xscreensaver and setting the background). That's the Fluxbox we know and love.


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