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Old 10-13-2003, 01:28 PM   #16
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Smile If This Doesn't Work, I'll Try Fluxbox On FreeBSD 5.1


Thank you all for your help! Special thanks to Skyline & Salparadise. I'll try the last option with respect to getting Fluxbox to be found in KDM sessions or GDM sessions. However, if this fails I'm going to try a Triune boot of Windows, Mandrake 9.1 & FreeBSD 5.1 on my computer. Than I'll see if I can get Fluxbox to run on FreeBSD. I did notice that during each ./configure of flux that it looks for "BSD compatible" info. Therefore, it seems reasonable to conclude that perhaps Flux works best on FreeBSD systems. I could be wrong, but it's just an educated guess.

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Old 10-13-2003, 07:06 PM   #17
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Unhappy Sky..I tried everything in the last post

Skyline, I tried everything in the last post that you sent from the google info...including editing the various scripts. However, it still does not work. -frowns- I doesn't look like I'm ever going to be able to fluxbox to work.

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Old 10-14-2003, 12:44 AM   #18
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http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3?idpl....i586.rpm.html


just discovered this site
whooeee
sorted out severallongstanding "where the hell does this file come from?" dependenciy problems

sure enough

there was a link to fluxbox rpm for mandrake 9.x

hope this helps ya


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Old 10-14-2003, 10:31 AM   #19
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Wink I'll try the 1.1.2 version that's there Sal

Thanks for the response again Sal. I will try the 1.1.2 version of Fluxbox that is there at that site instead of the 1.1.4 version that I have been hopelessly trying to get to work. Perhaps 1.1.2 works better for Mandrake 9.1 than 1.1.4. I'll try the RPM file they have listed there first and it that doesn't work I'll "rpm -e fluxbox" in root and then try the source file. Thanks for all of your advise and patience.

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Old 10-14-2003, 11:00 AM   #20
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Try what Sal said first - one last option though could be to get Red Hat 9 and install Flux on that using Retired Soldiers guide - the reason I mention this is just that I installed it myself on Red Hat 9 about 3 weeks ago so I know it works - (only a last resort though if interested.)
 
Old 10-15-2003, 04:42 AM   #21
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Whoohoo! The last suggestion worked Sal. I installed the 1.1.2 Fluxbox RPM for Mandrake 9.1 and it worked without a glitch! Now, if I can only figure out how to add "picture" backgrounds and get that kewl "transparant" looking command line menus that I see on so many of the screenshots running flux box I'll be contented! Now why couldn't 1.1.4 have worked just as easily as 1.1.2 did? Ahh well. I know have all the following choices:

1) KDE
2) Gnome
3) Enlightenment (Which is also very cool looking) eps the waves effect
4) ICEWM
5) Fluxbox (Very kewl looking, but needs background change)
6) WindowMKR
7) XCE
 
Old 10-15-2003, 04:51 AM   #22
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ahhhhhhhhh
that's made my day that has

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Old 10-15-2003, 08:31 AM   #23
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LOL, yeup Sal I couldn't have done it without your persistance and patience. BTW, I noticed on another forum that someone said that KDE also has a way of making the command prompt in term mode transparant like Flux. They said it's in the "Schema Tab" of control settings of KDE, but I caint seem to find it. Also, I've been looking around in KDE-Look and I'm just blown away by the Superkaramba "Themes" but I just caint figure out how to add them correctly. When I try to dump them in /usr/share/apps/kdethemes along with the others that are there...they never seem to work. Also, much thanks to Skyline for his help also.
 
Old 10-15-2003, 09:36 AM   #24
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hmm
i think karamba might make it's own folder (??)
i only tried it once and wasn't much impressed
most of the things it ran were for 1024x768 which
is somewhat below the res' i use
i was using it for monitoring type apps
and then i discovered gkrellm

which is running all the time now,
it remembers where it was on the screen
it starts at boot without file editing
and doesn't show up on the taskbar
and is immensely skinnable and addable to

i'm bowled over by linux and available apps over and again

if you haven't already got Eterm installed then i would suggest you install it
it's a console, it has"toggle transparency" in one of the drop down menus
the only thing it doesn't appear to do is support cut and paste

it comes on one of the mandrake cd's

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Old 10-15-2003, 09:36 AM   #25
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There's some good stuff about fluxbox here.
Also, transparency in terminal (I assume Konsole in KDE) is done in the "Schema" option on the Konsole menubar
 
Old 10-15-2003, 10:20 AM   #26
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Mdg...I've seen the "Schema" option once before but I caint remember where in KDE. If you can give me specific directions as to where I'd appreciate it. Also, thanks for the additional fluxbox info. I'm really enjoying Linux a lot!
 
Old 10-15-2003, 11:14 AM   #27
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is done in the "Schema" option on the Konsole menubar
Open Konsole (KDE default term) and look through the options in the toolbar. I don't remember specifically (settings?), but one of them houses "Schema". In there are two transparency options.
 
Old 10-16-2003, 09:06 AM   #28
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Thanks mdg! I've been using the tranparant look in Superconsole mode now. However, is there a way to make the "border" of the Windows look very thin...I want it to have more of that Fluxbox look. Also, speaking of fluxbox, since I've been using it I've found that there's not much I can do with it at the present time. I'm gonna have to google around for some how to's on "customizing flux...for dummies!" LOL
 
Old 10-16-2003, 11:21 AM   #29
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If you're talking about the border of Konsole, you can uncheck "menubar" and "toolbar" in the Settings option and also in Settings/Configure Konsole, uncheck "Show frame". The borders will be more fluxlike

I don't think you can make Konsole completely borderless and if you're using Fluxbox, I've heard about problems using the two together. You should have a look at Eterm or aterm, both of which work well with Fluxbox and can be made totally borderless, as you can see in this screenshot
 
Old 10-16-2003, 08:46 PM   #30
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Whoa! Man that desktop looks sweeeeet! -drools- Mdg please tell me that's your desktop! BTW, you know where I might find the dreaded "libdvdcss" file? It kinda sucks that I caint play any of my DVD's on Xine except the old ones. I've downloaded two rpms that I found from googling around but neither of them worked. Somehow the RPM won't install/extract even in root.
 
  


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