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Old 02-15-2004, 12:55 AM   #1
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fluxbox and KDE and RH9.0 failed execution

I've looked everywhere, been everywhere, tried everything, read everything, checked everything, rechecked everything else...

and I still can't get fluxbox to run, where KDE is my existing Desktop Manager....
my install from source went fine...
I've created a .xsession file in my home directory...
I've added Fluxbox to /etc/X11/gdm/Sessions, giving me a 'Fluxbox' option at the start-up screen, but an error message if I try to get in using it...

and I have no idea what else to try.

Old 02-15-2004, 06:11 AM   #2
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What does your Fluxbox session file look like, and what error message do you get when you try launching it?

Old 02-15-2004, 07:38 AM   #3
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I believe it's:

exec /usr/local/bin/fluxbox
but, I'm not sure if that's the right output, or if I'm posting the contents of the correct file.

Here's the error:
(I'll add it in a sec)

"Your session only lasted less than 10 seconds. If you have not logged out yourself, this could mean that there is some installation problem or that you may be out of diskspace [My edit: that's definitely not the case]. Try logging in with one of the failsafe sessions to see if you can fix this problem."

I was able to produce a Fluxbox option as a session option by adding a Fluxbox file to the /etc/X11/gdm/Sessions directory. It contains:


exec fluxbox
Thank you!

edit: added the error message and /etc/X11/gen/gdm/Sessions comments, clarifications.

Last edited by SiriusAB; 02-15-2004 at 07:52 AM.


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