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Old 01-24-2003, 05:02 AM   #1
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Fluxbox installation on redhat, How?

Please help, i dont suppose anybody can give me a step by step runthrough of how to install fluxbox on redhat 8.0 as it just doesnt seem to work, i heard from "reliable sources" that you have to do something special to get it to work on redhat, no idea what though.
If anybody can help it'd be most appreciated.
Old 01-24-2003, 05:27 AM   #2
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You need to grab the source rpm first and rebuild into a normal rpm. Don't worry it's actually quite easy. Try the this page:

You can download the file there and it has instructions on building the rpm.

Also, if you are running a display/login manager like gdm or kdm you'll need to add a quick script to make fluxbox show up as one of your options.

For now just get the source rpm and try to build it. Then come back here and we can try to get it working.
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OK - compiled fluxbox - now what? How to get it into GDM?
Old 02-13-2003, 01:39 PM   #4
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Now you can run gdmconfig to add a new startup script for fluxbox. Basically you need to make a bash script with at least something like this...

exec /usr/bin/fluxbox

Make sure to check the location of the fluxbox executable on your system for the correct path.
Old 02-13-2003, 01:44 PM   #5
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here's a step by step from that other forum I refugeed from (is refugeed a word? ) that I posted a while back.

that should help you it's step by step


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