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Old 02-15-2004, 05:05 PM   #1
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problems installing fluxbox


Hey,

Ok, I ran ./configure, make and make install -- I think that went fine. But here are the last lines of make install:
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source='fluxbox.cc' object='fluxbox.o' libtool=no \
depfile='.deps/fluxbox.Po' tmpdepfile='.deps/fluxbox.TPo' \
depmode=gcc3 /bin/sh ../depcomp \
g++ -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I. -I..  -Wall -DLOCALEPATH=\"/usr/local/share/fluxbox/nls\" -DDEFAULTMENU=\"/usr/local/share/fluxbox/menu\" -DDEFAULTSTYLE=\"/usr/local/share/fluxbox/styles/Clean\" -DDEFAULTKEYSFILE=\"/usr/local/share/fluxbox/keys\" -DDEFAULT_INITFILE=\"/usr/local/share/fluxbox/init\" -IFbTk   -g -O2  -I/usr/X11R6/include -DSHAPE  -I/usr/X11R6/include -I/usr/include/freetype2 -I/usr/X11R6/include  -c -o fluxbox.o `test -f fluxbox.cc || echo './'`fluxbox.cc
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/decept0r/fluxbox-0.1.14/src'
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/decept0r/fluxbox-0.1.14/src'
I've looked at the Fluxbox documentation but I cant find /usr/local/bin/fluxbox.. I checked in /usr/local/share/fluxbox, but I dont know what I need to add in the .xsession or .xinitrc config file. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Im running Mandrake 9.2.

-root3d
 
Old 02-15-2004, 05:38 PM   #2
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I'm still relatively new to all this but I think I can say with some certainity that all you have to do is add "exec fluxbox" to your .xinitrc file.
 
Old 02-15-2004, 05:52 PM   #3
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Originally posted by atheist
I'm still relatively new to all this but I think I can say with some certainity that all you have to do is add "exec fluxbox" to your .xinitrc file.
This is assuming he starts from the CLI. If you start your X server by doing startx after you log in, listen to this guy. (I'm not too sure if you need the exec part, mine doesn't have it, here is mine btw
Code:
ynadji@onizuka:psx_games$ more ~/.xinitrc
icewmbg&
gkrellm&
xscreensaver&
icewm
but this is for IceWM, you ought to thouroughly read the Fluxbox documentation)
However if you start straight into graphical (which is the default for Red Hat so I'd guess the default for Mandrake) then altering your .xinitrc won't do anything. Unfortunately, I don't know off hand how to do that. When I had Red Hat, when the login screen was present, there was a button called 'Sessions'. If I clicked that, I could pick between the different WM I had installed, so there might be something similar to that in the MDK login screen. Good luck
 
Old 02-15-2004, 06:34 PM   #4
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Alright, I just used vi to create .xsession because I didn't have it in my home directory. I added exec fluxbox but haven't gone any farther. I'll keep you posted on what happens, seeing as I might need help later. Thanks.
 
Old 02-15-2004, 06:52 PM   #5
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Flux is in /usr/X11R6/bin with the rest of the window managers.. Your compile was just giving you a headsup that your menus and associated stuff would be in /usr/loca/share instead of /usr/share since you compiled out of /usr/local/src which is as it should be. Looks like a good compile, enjoy your fluxbox..
 
Old 02-15-2004, 07:35 PM   #6
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I went to the usr/X11R6/bin directory but I still didnt see the flux executable. I was looking for something called Fluxbox but it could very well be named something different.

Anyway, I have no idea where to go. Even reading this documentation, I dont understand how to start using the themes. So what are some of the basic things I can do right now with Fluxbox.

I know this question might be annoying b/c I have the documentation sitting in front of me, but I just don't know where to begin. The doc is overwhelming lol. Thanks.
 
Old 02-15-2004, 08:20 PM   #7
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Heh heh,it just so happens I've got it loaded,fooling around with "idesk". The first thing I did was to go into /home/user/.fluxbox (It's another higgen one.) and edit the menu to suit me. It's the same as Blackbox and the devils in the details. Check the guotations around the words because they are different and they matter. The syntax is [exec] (Menu title) {Execution command}. If you remove a submenu be sure to remove the "end" directly below it or you'll end up with a really short menu. That's about all there is to it.
 
Old 02-15-2004, 10:10 PM   #8
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Alright I think I'm beginning to understand the big picture. But I just have one more question before I dive into this.. When you logon to Mandrake you have an option as to what windows manager to use, KDE, GNOME etc. But I dont see an option for flux..? I'm pretty sure I should, what are some things I can do to determine what the problem is? Thanks for your help so far.

PS - if I can get that working I will defenitely be able to understand the documentation.
 
Old 02-15-2004, 10:21 PM   #9
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Originally posted by root3d
I went to the usr/X11R6/bin directory but I still didnt see the flux executable. I was looking for something called Fluxbox but it could very well be named something different.
Yeah, mine isn't either, nor is my kdm or my gdm.

xdm's there though.
 
Old 02-15-2004, 10:29 PM   #10
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Originally posted by root3d
When you logon to Mandrake you have an option as to what windows manager to use, KDE, GNOME etc. But I dont see an option for flux..? I'm pretty sure I should, what are some things I can do to determine what the problem is? Thanks for your help so far.
I just spent yesterday night on this in RH.

I finally got it rolling by adding a Fluxbox entry to /etc/X11/gdm/Sessions.

By 'got it going,' I mean nothing more than adding a viewable entry to my session manager.

Now, I get an error when I try to start a flux session, as posted in this thread:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=146243

to the effect that I can't start my session.

I think it has something to do with the identification of your desktop manager, as identified with this command:

ps -A | grep dm

But I dunno. I'd appreciate some help too.
 
  


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