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Old 10-30-2004, 09:34 AM   #1
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Location: Mie, Japan
Distribution: Gentoo, Suse, Ubuntu
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Fluxbox setup Problems

Hi there, im a bit stumped by this one because iv never had this problem before. Im using Mandrake 10.0, and having a few problems getting the Fluxbox option to appear as a valid session when logging on.

Anyway, the installation was fine and everything seems to be in the right place. So having looked around other Fluxbox related threads here i added two files, which were:

Made this one at /etc/X11/dm/Sessions/01Fluxbox.desktop

[Desktop Entry]
Exec=/etc/X11/xdm/Xsession fluxbox
Then this one at /etc/X11/wmsession.d/01Fluxbox

DESC=Fluxbox WM
exec /usr/local/bin/startfluxbox
Which i had hoped would then place it into the relevant menu (i changed 01KDE to 02KDE for both)

Have i missed something very obvious here? There are some aspects of Mandrake that i love, but i always seem to get caught out by stupid little things like this =/

I also tried editting /etc/inittab changing the default runlevel from 5 to 3 (so that i can start using startx) but that didnt seem to help at all (rather than start at run level 3, it still popped up KDM....bah!)

Any help here would definitely be appreciated. I had no problems using Slackware or RedHat, so this is starting to annoy me now :P

Cheers guys
Old 10-30-2004, 09:43 AM   #2
Registered: Oct 2004
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Hmm, i think i must have just done something a bit stupid when trying to change the run level, because its actually worked this time

So i got into fluxbox anyway (so its definitely installed fine) but if anyone could help me as far as getting the Fluxbox session to appear then that would still be great


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