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  1. #1
    er0k
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    I Wanted to Flux Someone..

    Ok, I was bored so i decided to give the world a quick and easy to follow

    reference for installing the great window manager "fluxbox" for UNIX

    platforms. Now of course you can grab it at http://fluxbox.sourceforge.net



    Install
    -------

    1. grab that file from the link like i said above

    2. cd /path/to/file/ normally your home directory such as /home/me

    3. If you have the .bz2 file which i recommend, simply type:
    tar xjf fluxboxversionhere.tar.bz2

    4. Now to throw files in the right places and make sure you are indeed on
    a gcc version the world can understand, the world being fluxbox, you
    need to configure. Simply by typing ./configure
    There are several other options for configure that allow you to use kde
    and gnome menus etc in fluxbox but i could care less and you can read
    the README file for more information on that, but they are something
    like ./configure --enable-kde and ./configure --enable-gnome. Not sure.

    5. Now to compile, type make

    6. next type make install

    7. and you are done installing, now go get a coke.



    Setting It to work
    ------------------

    If you use a login manager to get into X, such as kdm, just change the

    options in its appropriate control, this is just assuming that whenever

    you login to your system, you type startx because you are on runlevel 3

    whatever@yourcomputer: cd /usr/X11/lib/X11/xinit

    pico or vi xinitrc

    now at the bottom, itll say something like "exec gnome-session" erase this

    and put exec fluxbox


    Next, cd to /etc/X11/xdm

    pico or vi Xsession

    You should see something like this near the end of the file, its hard to
    miss:

    openwin)
    exec olvwm
    ;;
    fvwm2)
    xsetroot -solid SteelBlue
    exec fvwm2
    ;;
    fvwm95)
    xsetroot -solid SteelBlue
    exec fvwm95
    ;;
    blackbox)
    exec blackbox
    ;;
    xfce)
    exec /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc.xfce
    ;;
    windowmaker)
    exec /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc.wmaker

    Thats the before shot, now you need to alter it a bit to have fluxbox on

    the X agenda :P

    The after shot would have an added:

    fluxbox)
    exec fluxbox
    ;;
    or something along those lines, my bash isn't always very pretty. Now:

    type:

    reboot

    next login as a regular user, or even root if you feel like it, it is not

    required. type startx, and there you have it, fluxbox installed on your

    machine and running. Can i get a w00t

    You have now been thoroughly fluxed by er0k.

  2. #2
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    what should i say ... tx

  3. #3
    Very good man. I learned something today. You just made my day. -Twisted-

  4. #4
    Old Fart
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    I want to "flux" someone...
    BWAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    Good Post er0k, but the title was what got me. I couldn't figure out how someone had pissed you off so bad that you wanted to solder them to something.

    (for the record, flux is a material used in soldering, brazing and welding to assist in the bonding of two different materials)

    Anywho, good post d00d!
    Al
    It isn't paranoia when you KNOW they're out to get you...

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    er0k
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    hehe danke al, the title was intended to catch your attention :P

  6. #6
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    er0K - I have fluxbox up and running, thanks for the tutorial - but how about a little polish now and finishing off with a tip on getting a couple of desktop icons working using fbdesk (this one has me frustrated) - the wife insists, she is still dependant on clicking on an icon to check her email

  7. #7
    er0k
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    will work on it.

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    Good onya er0k, much appreciated, now I will just go sit over here in the corner quietly and let you get on with it

  9. #9
    It's a gas!
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    Next, cd to /etc/X11/xdm

    pico or vi Xsession

    You should see something like this near the end of the file, its hard to
    miss:

    openwin)
    exec olvwm
    ;;
    fvwm2)
    xsetroot -solid SteelBlue
    exec fvwm2
    ;;
    fvwm95)
    xsetroot -solid SteelBlue
    exec fvwm95
    ;;
    blackbox)
    exec blackbox
    ;;
    xfce)
    exec /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc.xfce
    ;;
    windowmaker)
    exec /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc.wmaker

    Thats the before shot, now you need to alter it a bit to have fluxbox on

    the X agenda :P

    The after shot would have an added:

    fluxbox)
    exec fluxbox
    ;;
    This only needs to be edited if we use a graphical login, right?
    Otherwise editing xinitrc is sufficient?

    Just wanna get this straight as im installing this afternoon.

    Cheers

  10. #10
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    I love Fluxbox, a few people in the mandrake irc channel got me into it a while back and I have been hooked ever since. Nice tut. indeed.
    [shadow]Prepare ship for ludicrous speed![/shadow]

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