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Old 12-15-2003, 06:25 PM   #1
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Question FluxBox not in menu

I installed FluxBox on Mandrake 9.1 from source. It won't appear in graphical login menu at all. I checked this forum and nothing helped. I did make a script someone made but it didn't do anything. Can it be added to that menu? Also, what Linux flavor would make this kind of thing easier?

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Old 12-15-2003, 07:58 PM   #2
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I am not too familiar with Mndk you know *which* gui login you are using. I assume KDM but I don't know for sure.
Old 12-15-2003, 08:16 PM   #3
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You need a session script of some sort. I use either a simple .xsession file in my home directory (just has to end with the line exec fluxbox). Try that, and choose the session type in GDM/KDM as Xsession.

Or you could write a GDM session script for Fluxbox and stick it in the appropriate location - on Debian it's /etc/X11/gdm/Sessions/.

An extremely simple fluxbox Session script could look something like this:
# GDM Session script for fluxbox
exec /etc/X11/Xsession /usr/bin/fluxbox
Just remember to make it executable by all (chmod a+x /etc/X11/gdm/Sessions/fluxbox).



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