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Old 11-13-2004, 10:51 AM   #1
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Few questions regarding Managers

Finally reinstalled Slackware (after a 5 year hiatus from Linux) and i'm almost completely lost. I pretty much forgot everything i once knew, which is a shame.

I loaded slackware 10, and i'm trying to configure Fluxbox to work. But i'm wondering if it's possible to run Fluxbox without Gnome or KDE. If memory serves me well, i started using Linux when both of those were in their infancy; so it's got to be possible to run a window manager without them. I basically want my Linux setup to be as fast and efficient as possible. I don't see that happening with Gnome or KDE. Any way to independently run Fluxbox (with a very very fundamental desktop manager)? If this isn't possible, what's the best desktop manager to run with Fluxbox and how would i go about changing my configuration to do that? Right now it's using Gnome.

This question isn't as important, but i was trying to install kahakai earlier; i can't get past the configure file because it keeps complaining that it can't find Boost. I'm pretty sure i installed boost (went through about 30 minutes of going around and finding out what i all i needed [boostjam and such]). Then i installed boost, which took about 30 minutes on it's own. But the kahakai configure file just won't see where it is. I tried adding the boost path to the $path but it didn't change anything.

Old 11-13-2004, 12:57 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ (and back to Linux).

You just need to start an X server then run fluxbox on top. Somethign like this should work fine:
X &
export DISPLAY=""


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