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I have built a working rpm for fluxbox 0.1.14 for fedora. I was able to successfully install and run the newest fluxbox on fedora core1 with it. http://grep420.net/rpms/fluxbox-0.1.14-1.i386.rpm.

 

If your default runlevel is 5 you need to add the session to dm. Here is an example of my session file. Make sure it is chmod 755 as well.

 

[root@xwing jsw34]# cat /etc/X11/dm/Sessions/fluxbox.desktop

[Desktop Entry]

Encoding=UTF-8

Name=Fluxbox

Type=Application

Icon=

Exec=/usr/local/bin/fluxbox

 

 

[root@xwing jsw34]# ls -al /etc/X11/dm/Sessions/fluxbox.desktop

-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 95 Jan 7 12:19 /etc/X11/dm/Sessions/fluxbox.desktop

 

For those of you with default runlevel 3, then you need to create an .xinitrc file in your home dir.

 

[jsw34@bullpen jsw34]$ cat ~/.xinitrc

#!/bin/bash

/usr/local/bin/fluxbox

 

don't forget to chmod +x ~/.xinitrc

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IT WORKED DUDE !

 

please do a howto for what you did to create the modified RPM

 

you get Moderator status for this dude !!!

 

absolutely awesome :)

 

cheers and thanks

 

anyweb :D

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grep deserves to be a moderator, he is so great!

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heres proof that it works !

 

fedora with fluxbox :)

 

cheers

 

anyweb

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Guest Probbka

I am an absolute linux-noob... I installed the RPM, and did the stuff to /etc/X11/dm/Sessions/fluxbox.desktop, but what do I do now? It currently loads KDE, do I need to keep it from executing kdm and have it load something else? This is proabaly a stupid question... :P

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pick a new session from the startup login screen.

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Guest neo

i installed fluxbox on fedora too and it works. but when i start fluxbox from gdm it takes 2 minutes to launch (and 1 sec to launch from failsafe terminal)

is your flux starting fast?

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starts as fast as gnome and kde maybe faster

 

have you been messing with your hosts file by any cahnce,

 

something sounds wrong

 

cheers

 

anyweb

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First that is not the fluxbox website it is here: http://fluxbox.sourceforge.net, and second that is for an older fluxbox version (0.9.8). My rpm is the newest version of fluxbox (1.1.14)

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worked perfectly thanks alot man

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I installed fluxbox here and it runs fine but i cannot lead the fluxmenu. Anyway i can fix this? I click on it and the GUI does not load.

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i installed fluxbox on fedora too and it works. but when i start fluxbox from gdm it takes 2 minutes to launch (and 1 sec to launch from failsafe terminal)

is your flux starting fast?

 

i believe this is a common issue with gdm and fluxbox and fedora... (something about utf-8? whatever)

 

http://www.aleph-null.tv/go.php?doc=20040819-1137-374.xml

 

See that.. in short it suggests using 'startfluxbox' rather than 'fluxbox'

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I installed fluxbox here and it runs fine but i cannot lead the fluxmenu. Anyway i can fix this? I click on it and the GUI does not load.

 

To get the fluxbox menu, right click on a blank space on the menu. I put up a default menu from my ubuntu system, you might need to edit it to make it work...

 

http://znx.supanet.com/menu.txt

 

Move this into ~/.fluxbox/menu

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