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Old 04-23-2005, 01:39 PM   #1
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bbmail in fluxbox and shutdown problem

UPDATE -- problem 1) solved by creating ~/.xsession file and putting bbmail -w & in there.


I'm not sure whether these are two debian specific questions but since i'm quite a newbie it can't be wrong to post them here

So I managed to install debian sarge with kernel 2.6, Xfree86 and the latest nvidia driver( !!), fluxbox etc. and... YIPPEEEE!!
this forum was a great help of course. I didn't even have to ask one single question to find all the answers I needed. well, up to now...
so here are my 10 problems (don't worry, I'm still in binary mode )

1) I downloaded bbmail and would like to have it start automatically with fluxbox. $man fluxbox tells me to add the line
bbmail -w &
to the ~/.xinitrc file but i can't find that file. I know that debian handles the "init stuff" differently, maybe this has something to do with it?

2) how can I shut down the computer directly from fluxbox? what I do now is exit fluxbox, this will _sometimes_ take me right into terminal mode, then I usually
#shutdown -h now
from there. but sometimes, after exiting fluxbox, xdm would automatically restart and have me kill it with CTRL - ALT - BCKSPACE twice before allowing me to the terminal. this is strange. by the way, I know that my computer is capable of completely shutting down (power off) automatically because it did so with mandrake, woody and win ME before. I've read something about APM and I think this could do the trick but I don't know how to enable that function.

so thanks in advance for your patience and please excuse me for my funny english..


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Old 04-23-2005, 03:28 PM   #2
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Re: bbmail in fluxbox and shutdown problem

I just solved the APM problem. this is what helped me (thanks m_yates)


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