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Old 12-30-2005, 02:14 PM   #1
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fluxbox startup file does not exist


I have been using fluxbox for like a month now, and I decided yesterday to reinstall ol' gentoo. But after installing fluxbox and using it I immediately found a problem. THERE IS NO STARTUP FILE! The reason this surprises me so much is becuase I cannot think of any possible reason for the fluxbox startup file to not exist. Anyway, I ahve been searching online, and it doesnt seem like it has been recently changed in anyway that could affect the startup file.
 
Old 12-30-2005, 03:37 PM   #2
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try cat ~/.fluxbox/startup as user?
 
Old 12-30-2005, 04:24 PM   #3
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The fluxbox directory is in you home directory as a hidden file. Hence, .fluxbox/startup. the period in front of the file name designates a hidden file and must be used when calling up the startup file when you modify it.
 
Old 12-30-2005, 04:34 PM   #4
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i know that

I know the the fluxbow directory is ~/.fluxbox and the startup file is ~/.fluxbox/startup. I am saying that that file does not exist under my account, but all fo the other config files do. Thanks tho.
 
Old 12-30-2005, 10:24 PM   #5
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Code:
# fluxbox startup-script:
#
# Lines starting with a '#' are ignored.

# You can set your favourite wallpaper here if you don't want
# to do it from your style.
#
#
# This sets a black background

# /usr/X11R6/bin/bsetroot -solid black

# This shows the fluxbox-splash-screen
# fbsetbg -C /usr/share/fluxbox/splash.jpg

# Other examples. Check man xset for details.

#
# Turn off beeps:
# xset -b
#
# Increase the keyboard repeat-rate:
# xset r rate 195 35
#
# Your own fonts-dir:
# xset +fp /home/<user>/.font
#
# Your favourite mouse cursor:
# xsetroot -cursor_name right_ptr
#
# Change your keymap:
# xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap



# Applications you want to run with fluxbox.
# MAKE SURE THAT APPS THAT KEEP RUNNING HAVE AN ''&'' AT THE END.
#
# unclutter -idle 2 &
# wmnd &
# wmsmixer -w &
# idesk &

# And last but not least we start fluxbox.
# Because it is the last app you have to run it with ''exec'' before it.

exec /usr/X11R6/bin/fluxbox
# or if you want to keep a log:
exec /usr/X11R6/bin/fluxbox -log ~/.fluxbox/log
That's what mine looks like w/o the stuff I added to it, although for some reason or other it doesn't do anything so I just add to .xinitrc
 
Old 12-30-2005, 10:55 PM   #6
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are you particularly opposed to making one yourself? thats what i did in freebsd and everything works fine.
 
Old 12-31-2005, 11:30 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sh4d0w13
I know the the fluxbow directory is ~/.fluxbox and the startup file is ~/.fluxbox/startup. I am saying that that file does not exist under my account, but all fo the other config files do. Thanks tho.
AH, sorry about that. I misread and thought you didn't know where to look for it.

You could try to re-emerge fluxbox and see if that will do it. That's about all I can think of.
 
Old 12-20-2013, 10:11 AM   #8
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graverobbing for fluxbox on debian

i am usin a minimal debian install with fluxbox installed, and have found that i too am missing a startup file in the .fluxbox directory. is there a problem creating my own startup file? do i have to copy the defaults as they show on the fluxbox wiki, or can i start my own using only the lines that i want?

(i do understand about hidden files and the .fluxbox directory DOES exist with other files, just not the startup file)
 
Old 12-20-2013, 01:04 PM   #9
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startfluxbox

[edit]Oops, I didn't notice that this thread had been resurrected...[/edit]

@nepalnt21: next time please open a new thread.

Last edited by radygrenek; 12-20-2013 at 04:46 PM.
 
Old 12-20-2013, 01:09 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nepalnt21 View Post
i am usin a minimal debian install with fluxbox installed, and have found that i too am missing a startup file in the .fluxbox directory. is there a problem creating my own startup file? do i have to copy the defaults as they show on the fluxbox wiki, or can i start my own using only the lines that i want?

(i do understand about hidden files and the .fluxbox directory DOES exist with other files, just not the startup file)
I did a SEARCH "debian fluxbox startup pastebin" and came up with

http://pastebin.com/2jcydXuf

It is a 2013
Quote:
ON APR 12TH, 2013
in case you wish to use stock Debian ~/.fluxbox/startup file instead of fluxbox wiki's
startup file. Up to you though.

I am dist-upgrading my AntiX 11 fluxbox shop desktop using smxi right now so my file is unavailable presently as I am out of X dist-upgrading.

Edit: if you have locate or mlocate installed. You can search the system for /fluxbox/startup file with

Code:
locate startup
in terminal

Last edited by rokytnji; 12-20-2013 at 01:15 PM.
 
Old 12-20-2013, 01:52 PM   #11
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neither mlocate nor locate list startup as a file associated with fluxbox directories
 
Old 12-20-2013, 04:11 PM   #12
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Well, I am done updating mine.

You can use either the pastbin link I gave for a startup file or mine if you want.
By the way. locate fluxbox and locate startup show mine present. But then I have one
where you do not, I guess.

Code:
root@biker:/home/harry# apt-get dist-upgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
root@biker:/home/harry# cat /etc/issue
Debian GNU/Linux jessie/sid \n \l

root@biker:/home/harry# cat .fluxbox/startup
# fluxbox startup-script:
#
# Lines starting with a '#' are ignored.
###### Play Startup Sound######
aplay /home/harry/Sounds/disc.wav
#aplay /home/harry/Sounds/hog1.ogg


# You can set your favourite wallpaper here if you don't want
# to do it from your style.
# fbsetbg -l
#
# This sets a black background
# /usr/bin/fbsetroot -solid black

# This shows the fluxbox-splash-screen
# fbsetbg -C /usr/share/fluxbox/splash.jpg

# Other examples. Check man xset for details.
# Turn off beeps:
# xset -b
# Increase the keyboard repeat-rate:
# xset r rate 195 35
# Your own fonts-dir:
# xset +fp ~/.font
#
# Your favourite mouse cursor:
# xsetroot -cursor_name right_ptr
#
# Change your keymap:
# xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap
# Use feh to set wallpaper
eval `cat ~/.fehbgfb` & 

# Applications you want to run with fluxbox.
# MAKE SURE THAT APPS THAT KEEP RUNNING HAVE AN ''&'' AT THE END.
#
# unclutter -idle 2 &
# wmnd &
# wmsmixer -w &
 wicd-client -t &
# halevt &

#Wireless Startup rutilt
#rutilt &

# Desktop icons
#idesk &
#pcmanfm -desktop &
#rox --pinboard=antiX-fb #rox --pinboard=antiX-fb #rox --pinboard=antiX-fb #rox --pinboard=antiX-fb #rox --pinboard=antiX-fb #rox --pinboard=antiX-fb rox --pinboard=antiX-fb &

# Run conky regardless of desktop
conky &

# Set live keyboard
#setxkbmap

# Auto-update menu
auto-fluxbox-menu.sh &

# Auto-mount usb devices in rox /media. Do not use with /etc/udev/rules.d/99-usbstorage.rules
# Do not use if you use Thunar or pcmanfm file managers.
sleep 5 && devmon --exec-on-drive "rox /media" &

volumeicon &
##(sleep 3 && wbar -above-desk -pos bottom) &
#sleep 2 && lxpanel &

#set screen rosultion on bootup
xrandr -s 1024x768
#xrandr -s 1440x900  
#xrandr -s 1162x864
#xrandr -s 1280x768

# And last but not least we start fluxbox.
# Because it is the last app you have to run it with ''exec'' before it.


exec /usr/bin/fluxbox
# or if you want to keep a log:
# exec /usr/bin/fluxbox -log ~/.fluxbox/log
Comment out what you don't use that I use like startup sounds and wicd, etc.... I guess.

My fluxbox setup below
 
Old 12-20-2013, 10:33 PM   #13
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rain and 48 huh... bummer. actually, that sounds kinda nice.

i really only wanted it to start conky, but i just added "conky &" to my .xinitrc file, which did what i needed anyway.
 
  


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