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Old 01-14-2004, 03:53 AM   #1
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Fluxbox (newb question)

I installed Fluxbox just fine, but I cant run it. I installed using --enable-kde since that's what I use most often. I just dont understand how it works. When I run it I get errors and it says that I "already have a window manager running". I have no idea how to turn off my current window manager so I can get fluxbox to run. Anyone that could give me a little guide would be most helpful.
Old 01-14-2004, 04:12 AM   #2
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what distro? on my redhat 7.3 system, go to:


create a plain text file called, Xclients.fluxbox

put this in the file and save the file:

exec fluxbox

log out and it should be in your menu where you can choose which desktop environment (kde, gnome) or window manager (fluxbox, etc...).

assuming that even though you're using kde mostly, that you're using kdm as the login manager.
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I'm not sure if you start in console, but assuming that you do, all you need to do is to edit a file called .xinitrc in your homedirectory. It should look something like:
exec fluxbox
Next, just start x and get ready to rumble.


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