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Old 12-13-2008, 09:14 AM   #1
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Fluxbox on Ubuntu - I can't do anything but open the menu. Can't open programs.

Fluxbox on Ubuntu Intrepid 64-bit. All I can do is open the menu. I can't open anything on the menu, I can't change workspaces. If I click on anything on the menu, it just closes the menu and nothing happens. I can hit F1 to open Tilda and I can actually use that, but that's it. If I right-click on anything; the toolbar, something on the slit, etc, the main menu appears. But I can't do anything with it.

I end up having to do Ctrl + Shift + Backspace and restart X to get back to GDM then login under Gnome to do anything. I like Gnome okay, but I love Fluxbox.

This happened once before and I ended up doing apt-get purge fluxbox and then reinstalled it. That worked, but I really don't want to do that again since I've been using it pretty heavily now and have it all customized the way I like it. And if it happens again, I don't want to have to keep removing and reinstalling it.


Update: Other users on the system can use it fine. Only my username is affected.

Last edited by IMNOboist; 12-13-2008 at 10:14 AM. Reason: Update
Old 12-14-2008, 01:48 AM   #2
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Check out the wiki........your ~/.fluxbox/menu might be borked.


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