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Old 01-03-2003, 01:25 AM   #1
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fluxbox


i downloaded the lastest fluxbox sources and ./configure, make, and make install
when i try to start flux i get the following error

$fluxbox
BaseDisply::BaseDisplay: connection to X server failed.
Fluxbox: Unknown error.
$

this is the frist time ive ever tried installing a new wm
blackbox is installed but it doesnt work correctly i dont know if that would have anything to do with it or not

i compiled the sources in my usr dir but i did it as root i dont know if this matters

os = slack 8.1

i also downloaded the slackware bin but i had no idea how to use it

so... i dont know lol any advise would be cool

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Old 01-03-2003, 01:59 AM   #2
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How are you trying to start it? Mine is setup so that I have a file named .xinitrc, with the line

exec fluxbox

Then when I run "startx", it comes up as the window manager. This is assuming you are using run level 3. There's lots about this in this forum.
 
Old 01-03-2003, 02:03 AM   #3
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yes i am using run level 3 i dont like having the gui login ew lol

when i boot up i login and i type

$fluxbox


to start it

is this wrong?

if so what should i do
 
Old 01-03-2003, 02:08 AM   #4
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I don't know of any other way to start the window manager from a console than with $ startx. If you're in KDE or something you can use graphical tools. But I don't think there is a $ fluxbox command. Try the way I suggested and see if that works. The .xinitrc is dotted .
 
Old 01-03-2003, 02:18 AM   #5
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aww sweet thanx dude i did it and it works thanx a bunch

oh and also how do i change the flux backgound?

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Old 01-03-2003, 05:09 AM   #6
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bsetroot, Esetroot or similar
 
Old 01-03-2003, 02:45 PM   #7
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Check out the documenation on their site. It's pretty good. You can do all kinds of cool stuff. Configure it any way you want. The artwiz fonts are really pretty too! I tried fluxbox some time ago and it's all I use. Every once in a while I get inspired by seeing someone's desktop and run KDE or Gnome for a bit, but always go back to fluxbox.
 
Old 01-03-2003, 07:45 PM   #8
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cool thanx alot for the help guys
 
  


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