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Old 12-12-2008, 04:53 PM   #1
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Advice for system management software in Fluxbox (on Ubuntu)


I'm using Ubuntu Intrepid 64-bit and I really like Fluxbox. The problem I keep running into is I can't find any software for system management that works with it. The Gnome tools don't always take effect in Fluxbox.

Here's what I'm basically looking for (and why):
1. Power management. Right now, all it will do is blank screen my monitors, it won't put them to sleep.
2. Screen resolution.
3. Screen saver.
4. Programs to run on startup. I love Tilda, but can't get it to run when I log into Fluxbox.

I'm kind of a performance junkie so I like how lightweight and simple Fluxbox is. And I really like it on 64-bit. So any advice you have with Fluxbox would be appreciated!

Thanks!
 
Old 12-12-2008, 05:32 PM   #2
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Ever tried Gentoo... its lightweight and its compiled to your system... And its quick. I use Ubuntu, and Gentoo... I prefer Gentoo and the Ubuntu is a testing platform. Gentoo has a portage system and is great for getting the apps you need... BTW try this for autostart
Link for autostarting

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Old 12-12-2008, 05:34 PM   #3
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I tried it a couple of years ago and it was the most complicated thing in the world to install. And that's saying something for someone that's dealt with OpenBSD. Has that changed, now?
 
Old 12-12-2008, 05:37 PM   #4
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Ever tried Gentoo... its lightweight and its compiled to your system... And its quick. I use Ubuntu, and Gentoo... I prefer Gentoo and you the Ubuntu as a testing platform. Gentoo has a portage system and is great for getting the apps you need... BTW here's a forumlink for autostarting in flux here
 
Old 12-12-2008, 05:46 PM   #5
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Sorry for the double post... Not quite familiar with the format here... Gentoo is defintely a trial by fire... It took several tries to figure it myself.. Though once it was in its been a learning experience.
You need to edit your .Xinitrc file in your home directory. In the link I provided it shows some examples of editing the file and using the'exec' command for your programs you want to launch... Also just a suggestion, make sure your programs that you use are in your $PATH variable... You can check this by "echo $PATH" without quotes.
 
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Resolution

For resolution I found this article:


http://community.fluxbuntu.org/index...5b6&topic=95.0

I am currently playing with xset to configure powersafe features. I'll let you know hw that works out.
 
  


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