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Hi everyone. I was wondering if anyone has any idea how to install a window manager without root access? I'm trying to install Fluxbox. I unpacked the .tar.gz and ran ...
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    Installing Window Manager without Root Access


    Hi everyone.

    I was wondering if anyone has any idea how to install a window manager without root access? I'm trying to install Fluxbox.

    I unpacked the .tar.gz and ran ./configure followed by make. I'm unsure of the next step- usually I would just do 'make install' but as I don't have root access I cannot do this.

    I found this file which I think may have something to do with the process that should come next, it seems to have some lines about window managers (~/.xsession):

    Code:
    #!/bin/sh
    
    WM="/usr/bin/fvwm"
    
    xhost -
    xrdb -load $HOME/.Xresources
    
    xset c off s 300
    
    HOST=`hostname`
    
    xterm -ls -sb -g 80x24+1+1 -title "$HOST" -bw 2 &
    
    xterm -ls -sb -g 80x32+1-1 -title "$HOST" -bw 2 &
    #
    # start up gnu emacs, iconified, with the Gnu icon!
    emacs -i -iconic &
    
    #
    # Starting my favourite Window Manager
    # Do this in foreground so quitting window manager logs you out
    #
    
    $WM
    This is the output of the tree command when executed in the fluxbox directory after running the make command:

    Code:
    .
    |-- AUTHORS
    |-- COPYING
    |-- ChangeLog
    |-- INSTALL
    |-- Makefile
    |-- Makefile.am
    |-- Makefile.in
    |-- NEWS
    |-- README
    |-- TODO
    |-- acinclude.m4
    |-- aclocal.m4
    |-- config.guess
    |-- config.h
    |-- config.h.in
    |-- config.log
    |-- config.status
    |-- config.sub
    |-- configure
    |-- configure.in
    |-- data
    |   |-- Makefile
    |   |-- Makefile.am
    |   |-- Makefile.in
    |   |-- init
    |   |-- init.in
    |   |-- keys
    |   |-- menu
    |   `-- styles
    |       |-- Artwiz
    |       |-- BlueFlux
    |       |   |-- Makefile
    |       |   |-- Makefile.am
    |       |   |-- Makefile.in
    |       |   |-- pixmaps
    |       |   |   |-- Makefile
    |       |   |   |-- Makefile.am
    |       |   |   |-- Makefile.in
    |       |   |   |-- button_close_active.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- button_close_pressed.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- button_close_unfocus.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- button_max_active.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- button_max_pressed.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- button_max_unfocus.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- button_min_active.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- button_min_pressed.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- button_min_unfocus.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- button_stick_active.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- button_stick_pressed.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- button_stick_unfocus.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- button_stuck.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- button_stuck_unfocus.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- button_toolbar.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- button_toolbar_pressed.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- menu_frame.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- title_bar.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- title_bar_unfocus.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- toolbar.xpm
    |       |   |   `-- toolbar_label.xpm
    |       |   `-- theme.cfg
    |       |-- BlueNight
    |       |-- Emerge
    |       |   |-- Makefile
    |       |   |-- Makefile.am
    |       |   |-- Makefile.in
    |       |   |-- pixmaps
    |       |   |   |-- Makefile
    |       |   |   |-- Makefile.am
    |       |   |   |-- Makefile.in
    |       |   |   |-- bullet.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- close-pressed.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- close-unfocus.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- close.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- icon-pressed.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- icon-unfocus.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- icon.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- max-pressed.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- max-unfocus.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- max.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- selected.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- stick-pressed.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- stick-unfocus.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- stick.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- stuck-pressed.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- stuck-unfocus.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- stuck.xpm
    |       |   |   `-- unselected.xpm
    |       |   `-- theme.cfg
    |       |-- Flux
    |       |-- LemonSpace
    |       |-- Makefile
    |       |-- Makefile.am
    |       |-- Makefile.in
    |       |-- Makro
    |       |-- MerleyKay
    |       |-- Meta
    |       |-- Nyz
    |       |-- Operation
    |       |-- Outcomes
    |       |-- Results
    |       |-- Shade
    |       |-- Twice
    |       |-- arch
    |       |   |-- Makefile
    |       |   |-- Makefile.am
    |       |   |-- Makefile.in
    |       |   |-- pixmaps
    |       |   |   |-- Makefile
    |       |   |   |-- Makefile.am
    |       |   |   |-- Makefile.in
    |       |   |   |-- bullet.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- closefcs.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- closepr.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- closeufcs.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- frame.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- gripfcs.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- maxfcs.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- maxpr.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- maxufcs.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- menuiconfcs.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- menuiconpr.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- menuiconufcs.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- minfcs.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- minpr.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- minufcs.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- selected.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- shadefcs.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- shadepr.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- shadeufcs.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- stickfcs.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- stickpr.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- stickufcs.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- stuckfcs.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- stuckufcs.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- tbarfcs.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- tbarufcs.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- unselected.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- unshadefcs.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- unshadepr.xpm
    |       |   |   `-- unshadeufcs.xpm
    |       |   `-- theme.cfg
    |       |-- bloe
    |       |   |-- Makefile
    |       |   |-- Makefile.am
    |       |   |-- Makefile.in
    |       |   |-- pixmaps
    |       |   |   |-- Makefile
    |       |   |   |-- Makefile.am
    |       |   |   |-- Makefile.in
    |       |   |   |-- bullet.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- closefcs.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- closepr.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- closeufcs.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- frame.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- maxfcs.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- maxpr.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- maxufcs.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- menuiconfcs.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- menuiconpr.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- menuiconufcs.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- minfcs.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- minpr.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- minufcs.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- selected.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- shadefcs.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- shadepr.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- shadeufcs.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- stickfcs.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- stickpr.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- stickufcs.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- stuckfcs.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- stuckufcs.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- tbarfcs.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- tbarufcs.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- unselected.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- unshadefcs.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- unshadepr.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- unshadeufcs.xpm
    |       |   |   |-- windowlabelfcs.xpm
    |       |   |   `-- windowlabelufcs.xpm
    |       |   `-- theme.cfg
    |       |-- bora_black
    |       |   |-- Makefile
    |       |   |-- Makefile.am
    |       |   |-- Makefile.in
    |       |   `-- theme.cfg
    |       |-- bora_blue
    |       |   |-- Makefile
    |       |   |-- Makefile.am
    |       |   |-- Makefile.in
    |       |   `-- theme.cfg
    |       |-- bora_green
    |       |   |-- Makefile
    |       |   |-- Makefile.am
    |       |   |-- Makefile.in
    |       |   `-- theme.cfg
    |       |-- carp
    |       |   |-- Makefile
    |       |   |-- Makefile.am
    |       |   |-- Makefile.in
    |       |   `-- theme.cfg
    |       |-- green_tea
    |       |   |-- Makefile
    |       |   |-- Makefile.am
    |       |   |-- Makefile.in
    |       |   `-- theme.cfg
    |       |-- ostrich
    |       |   |-- Makefile
    |       |   |-- Makefile.am
    |       |   |-- Makefile.in
    |       |   `-- theme.cfg
    |       |-- qnx-photon
    |       |-- zimek_bisque
    |       |   |-- Makefile
    |       |   |-- Makefile.am
    |       |   |-- Makefile.in
    |       |   `-- theme.cfg
    |       |-- zimek_darkblue
    |       |   |-- Makefile
    |       |   |-- Makefile.am
    |       |   |-- Makefile.in
    |       |   `-- theme.cfg
    |       `-- zimek_green
    |           |-- Makefile
    |           |-- Makefile.am
    |           |-- Makefile.in
    |           `-- theme.cfg
    |-- depcomp
    |-- doc
    |   |-- CODESTYLE
    |   |-- Makefile
    |   |-- Makefile.am
    |   |-- Makefile.in
    |   |-- fbrun.1
    |   |-- fbsetbg.1
    |   |-- fbsetroot.1
    |   |-- fluxbox.1
    |   |-- fluxbox.1.in
    |   |-- fluxstyle.1
    |   |-- fluxstyle.1.in
    |   |-- ru
    |   |   |-- Makefile
    |   |   |-- Makefile.am
    |   |   |-- Makefile.in
    |   |   |-- fluxbox.1
    |   |   `-- fluxbox.1.in
    |   `-- startfluxbox.1
    |-- install-sh
    |-- ltconfig
    |-- ltmain.sh
    |-- missing
    |-- mkinstalldirs
    |-- nls
    |   |-- C
    |   |   |-- Makefile
    |   |   |-- Makefile.am
    |   |   |-- Makefile.in
    |   |   `-- Translation.m
    |   |-- Makefile
    |   |-- Makefile.am
    |   |-- Makefile.in
    |   |-- be_BY
    |   |   |-- Makefile
    |   |   |-- Makefile.am
    |   |   |-- Makefile.in
    |   |   |-- Translation.m
    |   |   |-- generated-CP1251.m
    |   |   `-- generated-UTF-8.m
    |   |-- bg_BG
    |   |   |-- Makefile
    |   |   |-- Makefile.am
    |   |   |-- Makefile.in
    |   |   |-- Translation.m
    |   |   |-- generated-ISO-8859-1.m
    |   |   `-- generated-UTF-8.m
    |   |-- cs_CZ
    |   |   |-- Makefile
    |   |   |-- Makefile.am
    |   |   |-- Makefile.in
    |   |   |-- Translation.m
    |   |   |-- generated-ISO-8859-2.m
    |   |   `-- generated-UTF-8.m
    |   |-- da_DK
    |   |   |-- Makefile
    |   |   |-- Makefile.am
    |   |   |-- Makefile.in
    |   |   |-- Translation.m
    |   |   |-- generated-ISO-8859-1.m
    |   |   `-- generated-UTF-8.m
    |   |-- de_AT
    |   |   |-- Makefile
    |   |   |-- Makefile.am
    |   |   |-- Makefile.in
    |   |   |-- Translation.m
    |   |   |-- generated-ISO-8859-15.m
    |   |   `-- generated-UTF-8.m
    |   |-- de_CH
    |   |   |-- Makefile
    |   |   |-- Makefile.am
    |   |   |-- Makefile.in
    |   |   |-- Translation.m
    |   |   |-- generated-ISO-8859-15.m
    |   |   `-- generated-UTF-8.m
    |   |-- de_DE
    |   |   |-- Makefile
    |   |   |-- Makefile.am
    |   |   |-- Makefile.in
    |   |   |-- Translation.m
    |   |   |-- generated-ISO-8859-15.m
    |   |   `-- generated-UTF-8.m
    |   |-- el_GR
    |   |   |-- Makefile
    |   |   |-- Makefile.am
    |   |   |-- Makefile.in
    |   |   |-- Translation.m
    |   |   `-- generated-UTF-8.m
    |   |-- en_GB
    |   |   |-- Makefile
    |   |   |-- Makefile.am
    |   |   |-- Makefile.in
    |   |   |-- Translation.m
    |   |   |-- generated-ISO-8859-1.m
    |   |   `-- generated-UTF-8.m
    |   |-- en_US
    |   |   |-- Makefile
    |   |   |-- Makefile.am
    |   |   |-- Makefile.in
    |   |   |-- Translation.m
    |   |   |-- generated-ISO-8859-1.m
    |   |   `-- generated-UTF-8.m
    |   |-- es_AR
    |   |   |-- Makefile
    |   |   |-- Makefile.am
    |   |   |-- Makefile.in
    |   |   |-- Translation.m
    |   |   |-- generated-ISO-8859-15.m
    |   |   `-- generated-UTF-8.m
    |   |-- es_ES
    |   |   |-- Makefile
    |   |   |-- Makefile.am
    |   |   |-- Makefile.in
    |   |   |-- Translation.m
    |   |   |-- generated-ISO-8859-15.m
    |   |   `-- generated-UTF-8.m
    |   |-- et_EE
    |   |   |-- Makefile
    |   |   |-- Makefile.am
    |   |   |-- Makefile.in
    |   |   |-- Translation.m
    |   |   |-- generated-ISO-8859-15.m
    |   |   `-- generated-UTF-8.m
    |   |-- fi_FI
    |   |   |-- Makefile
    |   |   |-- Makefile.am
    |   |   |-- Makefile.in
    |   |   |-- Translation.m
    |   |   |-- generated-ISO-8859-1.m
    |   |   `-- generated-UTF-8.m
    |   |-- fluxbox-nls.hh
    |   |-- fr_CH
    |   |   |-- Makefile
    |   |   |-- Makefile.am
    |   |   |-- Makefile.in
    |   |   |-- Translation.m
    |   |   |-- generated-ISO-8859-15.m
    |   |   `-- generated-UTF-8.m
    |   |-- fr_FR
    |   |   |-- Makefile
    |   |   |-- Makefile.am
    |   |   |-- Makefile.in
    |   |   |-- Translation.m
    |   |   |-- generated-ISO-8859-15.m
    |   |   `-- generated-UTF-8.m
    |   |-- it_IT
    |   |   |-- Makefile
    |   |   |-- Makefile.am
    |   |   |-- Makefile.in
    |   |   |-- Translation.m
    |   |   |-- generated-ISO-8859-1.m
    |   |   `-- generated-UTF-8.m
    |   |-- ja_JP
    |   |   |-- Makefile
    |   |   |-- Makefile.am
    |   |   |-- Makefile.in
    |   |   |-- Translation.m
    |   |   |-- generated-UTF-8.m
    |   |   `-- generated-eucJP.m
    |   |-- ko_KR
    |   |   |-- Makefile
    |   |   |-- Makefile.am
    |   |   |-- Makefile.in
    |   |   |-- Translation.m
    |   |   |-- generated-EUC-KR.m
    |   |   `-- generated-UTF-8.m
    |   |-- lv_LV
    |   |   |-- Makefile
    |   |   |-- Makefile.am
    |   |   |-- Makefile.in
    |   |   |-- Translation.m
    |   |   |-- generated-ISO-8859-13.m
    |   |   `-- generated-UTF-8.m
    |   |-- nb_NO
    |   |   |-- Makefile
    |   |   |-- Makefile.am
    |   |   |-- Makefile.in
    |   |   |-- Translation.m
    |   |   `-- generated-UTF-8.m
    |   |-- nl_NL
    |   |   |-- Makefile
    |   |   |-- Makefile.am
    |   |   |-- Makefile.in
    |   |   |-- Translation.m
    |   |   |-- generated-ISO-8859-15.m
    |   |   `-- generated-UTF-8.m
    |   |-- nlsinfo
    |   |-- no_NO
    |   |   |-- Makefile
    |   |   |-- Makefile.am
    |   |   |-- Makefile.in
    |   |   |-- Translation.m
    |   |   |-- generated-ISO-8859-1.m
    |   |   `-- generated-UTF-8.m
    |   |-- pl_PL
    |   |   |-- Makefile
    |   |   |-- Makefile.am
    |   |   |-- Makefile.in
    |   |   |-- Translation.m
    |   |   |-- generated-ISO-8859-2.m
    |   |   `-- generated-UTF-8.m
    |   |-- pt_BR
    |   |   |-- Makefile
    |   |   |-- Makefile.am
    |   |   |-- Makefile.in
    |   |   |-- Translation.m
    |   |   |-- generated-ISO-8859-1.m
    |   |   `-- generated-UTF-8.m
    |   |-- pt_PT
    |   |   |-- Makefile
    |   |   |-- Makefile.am
    |   |   |-- Makefile.in
    |   |   |-- Translation.m
    |   |   |-- generated-ISO-8859-1.m
    |   |   `-- generated-UTF-8.m
    |   |-- ru_RU
    |   |   |-- Makefile
    |   |   |-- Makefile.am
    |   |   |-- Makefile.in
    |   |   |-- Translation.m
    |   |   |-- generated-KOI8-R.m
    |   |   `-- generated-UTF-8.m
    |   |-- sk_SK
    |   |   |-- Makefile
    |   |   |-- Makefile.am
    |   |   |-- Makefile.in
    |   |   |-- Translation.m
    |   |   |-- generated-ISO-8859-2.m
    |   |   `-- generated-UTF-8.m
    |   |-- sl_SI
    |   |   |-- Makefile
    |   |   |-- Makefile.am
    |   |   |-- Makefile.in
    |   |   |-- Translation.m
    |   |   |-- generated-ISO-8859-2.m
    |   |   `-- generated-UTF-8.m
    |   |-- sv_SE
    |   |   |-- Makefile
    |   |   |-- Makefile.am
    |   |   |-- Makefile.in
    |   |   |-- Translation.m
    |   |   |-- generated-ISO-8859-1.m
    |   |   `-- generated-UTF-8.m
    |   |-- tr_TR
    |   |   |-- Makefile
    |   |   |-- Makefile.am
    |   |   |-- Makefile.in
    |   |   |-- Translation.m
    |   |   |-- generated-ISO-8859-1.m
    |   |   `-- generated-UTF-8.m
    |   |-- uk_UA
    |   |   |-- Makefile
    |   |   |-- Makefile.am
    |   |   |-- Makefile.in
    |   |   |-- Translation.m
    |   |   |-- generated-KOI8-U.m
    |   |   `-- generated-UTF-8.m
    |   |-- vi_VN
    |   |   |-- Makefile
    |   |   |-- Makefile.am
    |   |   |-- Makefile.in
    |   |   |-- Translation.m
    |   |   `-- generated-UTF-8.m
    |   `-- zh_CN
    |       |-- Makefile
    |       |-- Makefile.am
    |       |-- Makefile.in
    |       |-- Translation.m
    |       |-- generated-BIG5.m
    |       |-- generated-GB18030.m
    |       |-- generated-GB2312.m
    |       |-- generated-GBK.m
    |       `-- generated-UTF-8.m
    |-- src
    |   |-- AlphaMenu.cc
    |   |-- AlphaMenu.hh
    |   |-- AlphaMenu.o
    |   |-- ArrowButton.cc
    |   |-- ArrowButton.hh
    |   |-- ArrowButton.o
    |   |-- AtomHandler.hh
    |   |-- AttentionNoticeHandler.cc
    |   |-- AttentionNoticeHandler.hh
    |   |-- AttentionNoticeHandler.o
    |   |-- BoolMenuItem.hh
    |   |-- BorderTheme.cc
    |   |-- BorderTheme.hh
    |   |-- BorderTheme.o
    |   |-- ButtonTheme.cc
    |   |-- ButtonTheme.hh
    |   |-- ButtonTheme.o
    |   |-- ButtonTool.cc
    |   |-- ButtonTool.hh
    |   |-- ButtonTool.o
    |   |-- CascadePlacement.cc
    |   |-- CascadePlacement.hh
    |   |-- CascadePlacement.o
    |   |-- ClientPattern.cc
    |   |-- ClientPattern.hh
    |   |-- ClientPattern.o
    |   |-- ClockTool.cc
    |   |-- ClockTool.hh
    |   |-- ClockTool.o
    |   |-- ColSmartPlacement.cc
    |   |-- ColSmartPlacement.hh
    |   |-- ColSmartPlacement.o
    |   |-- CommandDialog.cc
    |   |-- CommandDialog.hh
    |   |-- CommandDialog.o
    |   |-- CommandParser.cc
    |   |-- CommandParser.hh
    |   |-- CommandParser.o
    |   |-- CompareWindow.hh
    |   |-- Container.cc
    |   |-- Container.hh
    |   |-- Container.o
    |   |-- CurrentWindowCmd.cc
    |   |-- CurrentWindowCmd.hh
    |   |-- CurrentWindowCmd.o
    |   |-- Ewmh.cc
    |   |-- Ewmh.hh
    |   |-- Ewmh.o
    |   |-- FbAtoms.cc
    |   |-- FbAtoms.hh
    |   |-- FbAtoms.o
    |   |-- FbCommandFactory.cc
    |   |-- FbCommandFactory.hh
    |   |-- FbCommandFactory.o
    |   |-- FbCommands.cc
    |   |-- FbCommands.hh
    |   |-- FbCommands.o
    |   |-- FbMenu.cc
    |   |-- FbMenu.hh
    |   |-- FbMenu.o
    |   |-- FbMenuParser.cc
    |   |-- FbMenuParser.hh
    |   |-- FbMenuParser.o
    |   |-- FbRootWindow.cc
    |   |-- FbRootWindow.hh
    |   |-- FbRootWindow.o
    |   |-- FbTk
    |   |   |-- App.cc
    |   |   |-- App.hh
    |   |   |-- App.o
    |   |   |-- Button.cc
    |   |   |-- Button.hh
    |   |   |-- Button.o
    |   |   |-- CachedPixmap.cc
    |   |   |-- CachedPixmap.hh
    |   |   |-- CachedPixmap.o
    |   |   |-- Color.cc
    |   |   |-- Color.hh
    |   |   |-- Color.o
    |   |   |-- Command.hh
    |   |   |-- CompareEqual.hh
    |   |   |-- Compose.hh
    |   |   |-- EventHandler.hh
    |   |   |-- EventManager.cc
    |   |   |-- EventManager.hh
    |   |   |-- EventManager.o
    |   |   |-- FbDrawable.cc
    |   |   |-- FbDrawable.hh
    |   |   |-- FbDrawable.o
    |   |   |-- FbPixmap.cc
    |   |   |-- FbPixmap.hh
    |   |   |-- FbPixmap.o
    |   |   |-- FbString.cc
    |   |   |-- FbString.hh
    |   |   |-- FbString.o
    |   |   |-- FbWindow.cc
    |   |   |-- FbWindow.hh
    |   |   |-- FbWindow.o
    |   |   |-- FileUtil.cc
    |   |   |-- FileUtil.hh
    |   |   |-- FileUtil.o
    |   |   |-- Font.cc
    |   |   |-- Font.hh
    |   |   |-- Font.o
    |   |   |-- FontImp.hh
    |   |   |-- GContext.cc
    |   |   |-- GContext.hh
    |   |   |-- GContext.o
    |   |   |-- I18n.cc
    |   |   |-- I18n.hh
    |   |   |-- I18n.o
    |   |   |-- ITypeAheadable.hh
    |   |   |-- Image.cc
    |   |   |-- Image.hh
    |   |   |-- Image.o
    |   |   |-- ImageControl.cc
    |   |   |-- ImageControl.hh
    |   |   |-- ImageControl.o
    |   |   |-- ImageImlib2.cc
    |   |   |-- ImageImlib2.hh
    |   |   |-- ImageXPM.cc
    |   |   |-- ImageXPM.hh
    |   |   |-- ImageXPM.o
    |   |   |-- KeyUtil.cc
    |   |   |-- KeyUtil.hh
    |   |   |-- KeyUtil.o
    |   |   |-- Layer.hh
    |   |   |-- LayerItem.hh
    |   |   |-- MacroCommand.cc
    |   |   |-- MacroCommand.hh
    |   |   |-- MacroCommand.o
    |   |   |-- Makefile
    |   |   |-- Makefile.am
    |   |   |-- Makefile.in
    |   |   |-- Menu.cc
    |   |   |-- Menu.hh
    |   |   |-- Menu.o
    |   |   |-- MenuIcon.cc
    |   |   |-- MenuIcon.hh
    |   |   |-- MenuIcon.o
    |   |   |-- MenuItem.cc
    |   |   |-- MenuItem.hh
    |   |   |-- MenuItem.o
    |   |   |-- MenuSeparator.cc
    |   |   |-- MenuSeparator.hh
    |   |   |-- MenuSeparator.o
    |   |   |-- MenuTheme.cc
    |   |   |-- MenuTheme.hh
    |   |   |-- MenuTheme.o
    |   |   |-- MultLayers.cc
    |   |   |-- MultLayers.hh
    |   |   |-- MultLayers.o
    |   |   |-- MultiButtonMenuItem.cc
    |   |   |-- MultiButtonMenuItem.hh
    |   |   |-- MultiButtonMenuItem.o
    |   |   |-- NotCopyable.hh
    |   |   |-- Observer.cc
    |   |   |-- Observer.hh
    |   |   |-- Observer.o
    |   |   |-- PixmapWithMask.hh
    |   |   |-- RefCount.hh
    |   |   |-- Resource.cc
    |   |   |-- Resource.hh
    |   |   |-- Resource.o
    |   |   |-- SearchResult.cc
    |   |   |-- SearchResult.hh
    |   |   |-- SearchResult.o
    |   |   |-- Select2nd.hh
    |   |   |-- SignalHandler.cc
    |   |   |-- SignalHandler.hh
    |   |   |-- SignalHandler.o
    |   |   |-- SimpleCommand.hh
    |   |   |-- StringUtil.cc
    |   |   |-- StringUtil.hh
    |   |   |-- StringUtil.o
    |   |   |-- Subject.cc
    |   |   |-- Subject.hh
    |   |   |-- Subject.o
    |   |   |-- Text.cc
    |   |   |-- Text.hh
    |   |   |-- Text.o
    |   |   |-- TextBox.cc
    |   |   |-- TextBox.hh
    |   |   |-- TextBox.o
    |   |   |-- TextButton.cc
    |   |   |-- TextButton.hh
    |   |   |-- TextButton.o
    |   |   |-- Texture.cc
    |   |   |-- Texture.hh
    |   |   |-- Texture.o
    |   |   |-- TextureRender.cc
    |   |   |-- TextureRender.hh
    |   |   |-- TextureRender.o
    |   |   |-- Theme.cc
    |   |   |-- Theme.hh
    |   |   |-- Theme.o
    |   |   |-- ThemeItems.cc
    |   |   |-- ThemeItems.o
    |   |   |-- Timer.cc
    |   |   |-- Timer.hh
    |   |   |-- Timer.o
    |   |   |-- Transparent.cc
    |   |   |-- Transparent.hh
    |   |   |-- Transparent.o
    |   |   |-- TypeAhead.hh
    |   |   |-- XFontImp.cc
    |   |   |-- XFontImp.hh
    |   |   |-- XFontImp.o
    |   |   |-- XLayer.cc
    |   |   |-- XLayer.hh
    |   |   |-- XLayer.o
    |   |   |-- XLayerItem.cc
    |   |   |-- XLayerItem.hh
    |   |   |-- XLayerItem.o
    |   |   |-- XftFontImp.cc
    |   |   |-- XftFontImp.hh
    |   |   |-- XftFontImp.o
    |   |   |-- XmbFontImp.cc
    |   |   |-- XmbFontImp.hh
    |   |   |-- XmbFontImp.o
    |   |   |-- XrmDatabaseHelper.hh
    |   |   |-- libFbTk.a
    |   |   `-- stringstream.hh
    |   |-- FbWinFrame.cc
    |   |-- FbWinFrame.hh
    |   |-- FbWinFrame.o
    |   |-- FbWinFrameTheme.cc
    |   |-- FbWinFrameTheme.hh
    |   |-- FbWinFrameTheme.o
    |   |-- FocusControl.cc
    |   |-- FocusControl.hh
    |   |-- FocusControl.o
    |   |-- FocusModelMenuItem.hh
    |   |-- GenericTool.cc
    |   |-- GenericTool.hh
    |   |-- GenericTool.o
    |   |-- Gnome.cc
    |   |-- Gnome.hh
    |   |-- Gnome.o
    |   |-- HeadArea.cc
    |   |-- HeadArea.hh
    |   |-- HeadArea.o
    |   |-- IconButton.cc
    |   |-- IconButton.hh
    |   |-- IconButton.o
    |   |-- IconMenu.cc
    |   |-- IconMenu.hh
    |   |-- IconMenu.o
    |   |-- IconMenuItem.hh
    |   |-- IconbarTheme.cc
    |   |-- IconbarTheme.hh
    |   |-- IconbarTheme.o
    |   |-- IconbarTool.cc
    |   |-- IconbarTool.hh
    |   |-- IconbarTool.o
    |   |-- IntResMenuItem.hh
    |   |-- Keys.cc
    |   |-- Keys.hh
    |   |-- Keys.o
    |   |-- Layer.hh
    |   |-- LayerMenu.cc
    |   |-- LayerMenu.hh
    |   |-- LayerMenu.o
    |   |-- Makefile
    |   |-- Makefile.am
    |   |-- Makefile.in
    |   |-- MenuCreator.cc
    |   |-- MenuCreator.hh
    |   |-- MenuCreator.o
    |   |-- MenuTheme.cc
    |   |-- MenuTheme.hh
    |   |-- MenuTheme.o
    |   |-- Netizen.cc
    |   |-- Netizen.hh
    |   |-- Netizen.o
    |   |-- ObjectResource.hh
    |   |-- Parser.cc
    |   |-- Parser.hh
    |   |-- Parser.o
    |   |-- PlacementStrategy.hh
    |   |-- RegExp.cc
    |   |-- RegExp.hh
    |   |-- RegExp.o
    |   |-- Remember.cc
    |   |-- Remember.hh
    |   |-- Remember.o
    |   |-- Resources.cc
    |   |-- Resources.o
    |   |-- RootCmdMenuItem.cc
    |   |-- RootCmdMenuItem.hh
    |   |-- RootCmdMenuItem.o
    |   |-- RootTheme.cc
    |   |-- RootTheme.hh
    |   |-- RootTheme.o
    |   |-- RowSmartPlacement.cc
    |   |-- RowSmartPlacement.hh
    |   |-- RowSmartPlacement.o
    |   |-- STLUtil.hh
    |   |-- Screen.cc
    |   |-- Screen.hh
    |   |-- Screen.o
    |   |-- ScreenPlacement.cc
    |   |-- ScreenPlacement.hh
    |   |-- ScreenPlacement.o
    |   |-- ScreenResources.cc
    |   |-- ScreenResources.o
    |   |-- SendToMenu.cc
    |   |-- SendToMenu.hh
    |   |-- SendToMenu.o
    |   |-- Shape.cc
    |   |-- Shape.hh
    |   |-- Shape.o
    |   |-- Slit.cc
    |   |-- Slit.hh
    |   |-- Slit.o
    |   |-- SlitClient.cc
    |   |-- SlitClient.hh
    |   |-- SlitClient.o
    |   |-- SlitTheme.cc
    |   |-- SlitTheme.hh
    |   |-- SlitTheme.o
    |   |-- Strut.hh
    |   |-- StyleMenuItem.cc
    |   |-- StyleMenuItem.hh
    |   |-- StyleMenuItem.o
    |   |-- SystemTray.cc
    |   |-- SystemTray.hh
    |   |-- SystemTray.o
    |   |-- TextTheme.cc
    |   |-- TextTheme.hh
    |   |-- TextTheme.o
    |   |-- ToggleMenu.hh
    |   |-- ToolFactory.cc
    |   |-- ToolFactory.hh
    |   |-- ToolFactory.o
    |   |-- ToolTheme.cc
    |   |-- ToolTheme.hh
    |   |-- ToolTheme.o
    |   |-- Toolbar.cc
    |   |-- Toolbar.hh
    |   |-- Toolbar.o
    |   |-- ToolbarItem.cc
    |   |-- ToolbarItem.hh
    |   |-- ToolbarItem.o
    |   |-- ToolbarTheme.cc
    |   |-- ToolbarTheme.hh
    |   |-- ToolbarTheme.o
    |   |-- UnderMousePlacement.cc
    |   |-- UnderMousePlacement.hh
    |   |-- UnderMousePlacement.o
    |   |-- WinButton.cc
    |   |-- WinButton.hh
    |   |-- WinButton.o
    |   |-- WinButtonTheme.cc
    |   |-- WinButtonTheme.hh
    |   |-- WinButtonTheme.o
    |   |-- WinClient.cc
    |   |-- WinClient.hh
    |   |-- WinClient.o
    |   |-- WinClientUtil.cc
    |   |-- WinClientUtil.hh
    |   |-- WinClientUtil.o
    |   |-- Window.cc
    |   |-- Window.hh
    |   |-- Window.o
    |   |-- WindowCmd.cc
    |   |-- WindowCmd.hh
    |   |-- WindowCmd.o
    |   |-- Workspace.cc
    |   |-- Workspace.hh
    |   |-- Workspace.o
    |   |-- WorkspaceCmd.cc
    |   |-- WorkspaceCmd.hh
    |   |-- WorkspaceCmd.o
    |   |-- WorkspaceMenu.cc
    |   |-- WorkspaceMenu.hh
    |   |-- WorkspaceMenu.o
    |   |-- WorkspaceNameTheme.hh
    |   |-- WorkspaceNameTool.cc
    |   |-- WorkspaceNameTool.hh
    |   |-- WorkspaceNameTool.o
    |   |-- Xinerama.hh
    |   |-- Xutil.cc
    |   |-- Xutil.hh
    |   |-- Xutil.o
    |   |-- defaults.cc
    |   |-- defaults.hh
    |   |-- defaults.o
    |   |-- fluxbox
    |   |-- fluxbox.cc
    |   |-- fluxbox.hh
    |   |-- fluxbox.o
    |   |-- main.cc
    |   `-- main.o
    |-- stamp-h1
    |-- util
    |   |-- Makefile
    |   |-- Makefile.am
    |   |-- Makefile.in
    |   |-- fbrun
    |   |   |-- FbRun.cc
    |   |   |-- FbRun.hh
    |   |   |-- FbRun.o
    |   |   |-- Makefile
    |   |   |-- Makefile.am
    |   |   |-- Makefile.in
    |   |   |-- fbrun
    |   |   |-- fbrun.xpm
    |   |   |-- main.cc
    |   |   `-- main.o
    |   |-- fbsetbg
    |   |-- fbsetroot
    |   |-- fbsetroot.cc
    |   |-- fbsetroot.hh
    |   |-- fbsetroot.o
    |   |-- fluxbox-generate_menu
    |   |-- fluxbox-generate_menu.in
    |   |-- fluxbox-remote
    |   |-- fluxbox-remote.cc
    |   |-- fluxbox-remote.o
    |   |-- fluxbox-update_configs
    |   |-- fluxbox-update_configs.cc
    |   |-- fluxbox-update_configs.o
    |   |-- startfluxbox
    |   `-- startfluxbox.in
    |-- version.h
    `-- version.h.in
    
    61 directories, 868 files
    I am running CentOS version 5.

    I hope that's some information for someone to have some ideas?

    Cheers!

    John

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    you can "install" it, just not outside of your home directory

    i would suggest running the configure command with --prefix=~/fluxbox or something of the sort, then you have to make sure that is in your path and it should work, although you will probably have to set LD_LIBRARY_PATH variable too, but we can figure that stuff out later

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    Aha! That's definitely a step in the right direction, thanks!

    Now I have ran following:

    ./configure --prefix=/u1/cs3/jp95/fluxbox
    make
    make install


    This put some files in ~/fluxbox and has also made a .fluxbox folder.

    I changed my path to this:

    /u1/cs3/jp95/fluxbox/bin:/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/hosts:/usr/oracle/bin:/usr/local/mpich/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin:/usr/java/jdk1.6.0_14/bin:/usr/java/jdk1.6.0_14/jre/bin:.

    Tree output of ~/fluxbox

    Code:
    .
    |-- bin
    |   |-- fbrun
    |   |-- fbsetbg
    |   |-- fbsetroot
    |   |-- fluxbox
    |   |-- fluxbox-generate_menu
    |   |-- fluxbox-remote
    |   |-- fluxbox-update_configs
    |   `-- startfluxbox
    `-- share
        |-- fluxbox
        |   |-- init
        |   |-- keys
        |   |-- menu
        |   `-- styles
        |       |-- Artwiz
        |       |-- BlueFlux
        |       |   |-- pixmaps
        |       |   |   |-- button_close_active.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- button_close_pressed.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- button_close_unfocus.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- button_max_active.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- button_max_pressed.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- button_max_unfocus.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- button_min_active.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- button_min_pressed.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- button_min_unfocus.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- button_stick_active.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- button_stick_pressed.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- button_stick_unfocus.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- button_stuck.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- button_stuck_unfocus.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- button_toolbar.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- button_toolbar_pressed.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- menu_frame.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- title_bar.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- title_bar_unfocus.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- toolbar.xpm
        |       |   |   `-- toolbar_label.xpm
        |       |   `-- theme.cfg
        |       |-- BlueNight
        |       |-- Emerge
        |       |   |-- pixmaps
        |       |   |   |-- bullet.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- close-pressed.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- close-unfocus.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- close.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- icon-pressed.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- icon-unfocus.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- icon.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- max-pressed.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- max-unfocus.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- max.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- selected.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- stick-pressed.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- stick-unfocus.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- stick.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- stuck-pressed.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- stuck-unfocus.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- stuck.xpm
        |       |   |   `-- unselected.xpm
        |       |   `-- theme.cfg
        |       |-- Flux
        |       |-- LemonSpace
        |       |-- Makro
        |       |-- MerleyKay
        |       |-- Meta
        |       |-- Nyz
        |       |-- Operation
        |       |-- Outcomes
        |       |-- Results
        |       |-- Shade
        |       |-- Twice
        |       |-- arch
        |       |   |-- pixmaps
        |       |   |   |-- bullet.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- closefcs.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- closepr.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- closeufcs.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- frame.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- gripfcs.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- maxfcs.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- maxpr.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- maxufcs.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- menuiconfcs.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- menuiconpr.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- menuiconufcs.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- minfcs.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- minpr.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- minufcs.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- selected.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- shadefcs.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- shadepr.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- shadeufcs.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- stickfcs.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- stickpr.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- stickufcs.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- stuckfcs.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- stuckufcs.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- tbarfcs.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- tbarufcs.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- unselected.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- unshadefcs.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- unshadepr.xpm
        |       |   |   `-- unshadeufcs.xpm
        |       |   `-- theme.cfg
        |       |-- bloe
        |       |   |-- pixmaps
        |       |   |   |-- bullet.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- closefcs.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- closepr.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- closeufcs.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- frame.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- maxfcs.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- maxpr.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- maxufcs.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- menuiconfcs.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- menuiconpr.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- menuiconufcs.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- minfcs.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- minpr.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- minufcs.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- selected.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- shadefcs.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- shadepr.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- shadeufcs.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- stickfcs.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- stickpr.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- stickufcs.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- stuckfcs.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- stuckufcs.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- tbarfcs.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- tbarufcs.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- unselected.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- unshadefcs.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- unshadepr.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- unshadeufcs.xpm
        |       |   |   |-- windowlabelfcs.xpm
        |       |   |   `-- windowlabelufcs.xpm
        |       |   `-- theme.cfg
        |       |-- bora_black
        |       |   `-- theme.cfg
        |       |-- bora_blue
        |       |   `-- theme.cfg
        |       |-- bora_green
        |       |   `-- theme.cfg
        |       |-- carp
        |       |   `-- theme.cfg
        |       |-- green_tea
        |       |   `-- theme.cfg
        |       |-- ostrich
        |       |   `-- theme.cfg
        |       |-- qnx-photon
        |       |-- zimek_bisque
        |       |   `-- theme.cfg
        |       |-- zimek_darkblue
        |       |   `-- theme.cfg
        |       `-- zimek_green
        |           `-- theme.cfg
        `-- man
            `-- man1
                |-- fbrun.1
                |-- fbsetbg.1
                |-- fbsetroot.1
                |-- fluxbox.1
                |-- fluxstyle.1
                `-- startfluxbox.1
    
    23 directories, 144 files
    Tree output of ~/.fluxbox

    Code:
    .
    |-- backgrounds
    |-- fbrun_history
    |-- init
    |-- keys
    |-- menu
    |-- pixmaps
    |-- startup
    `-- styles
    I edited the ~/.fluxbox/startup file so that it's looking for the binaries in the right place so that seems to be closer to working now. I think all that needs to be done is that ~/fluxbox/bin/startfluxbox needs to be ran somehow before Gnome locks the X server.

    The output of running ~/fluxbox/bin/startfluxbox is this:

    Code:
    bash-3.2$ ./startfluxbox 
    Failed to read: session.ignoreBorder
    Setting default value
    Failed to read: session.forcePseudoTransparency
    Setting default value
    Failed to read: session.colorsPerChannel
    Setting default value
    Failed to read: session.doubleClickInterval
    Setting default value
    Failed to read: session.tabPadding
    Setting default value
    Failed to read: session.styleFile
    Setting default value
    Failed to read: session.styleOverlay
    Setting default value
    Failed to read: session.menuFile
    Setting default value
    Failed to read: session.keyFile
    Setting default value
    Failed to read: session.slitlistFile
    Setting default value
    Failed to read: session.groupFile
    Setting default value
    Failed to read: session.appsFile
    Setting default value
    Failed to read: session.tabsAttachArea
    Setting default value
    Failed to read: session.cacheLife
    Setting default value
    Failed to read: session.cacheMax
    Setting default value
    Failed to read: session.autoRaiseDelay
    Setting default value
    Failed to read: session.modKey
    Setting default value
    Failed to read: session.screen0.imageDither
    Setting default value
    Failed to read: session.screen0.opaqueMove
    Setting default value
    Failed to read: session.screen0.fullMaximization
    Setting default value
    Failed to read: session.screen0.workspacewarping
    Setting default value
    Failed to read: session.screen0.desktopwheeling
    Setting default value
    Failed to read: session.screen0.reversewheeling
    Setting default value
    Failed to read: session.screen0.showwindowposition
    Setting default value
    Failed to read: session.screen0.autoRaise
    Setting default value
    Failed to read: session.screen0.clickRaises
    Setting default value
    Failed to read: session.screen0.decorateTransient
    Setting default value
    Failed to read: session.screen0.defaultDeco
    Setting default value
    Failed to read: session.screen0.rootCommand
    Setting default value
    Failed to read: session.screen0.resizeMode
    Setting default value
    Failed to read: session.screen0.tab.placement
    Setting default value
    Failed to read: session.screen0.windowMenu
    Setting default value
    Failed to read: session.screen0.followModel
    Setting default value
    Failed to read: session.screen0.userFollowModel
    Setting default value
    Failed to read: session.screen0.workspaces
    Setting default value
    Failed to read: session.screen0.edgeSnapThreshold
    Setting default value
    Failed to read: session.screen0.window.focus.alpha
    Setting default value
    Failed to read: session.screen0.window.unfocus.alpha
    Setting default value
    Failed to read: session.screen0.menu.alpha
    Setting default value
    Failed to read: session.screen0.menuDelay
    Setting default value
    Failed to read: session.screen0.menuDelayClose
    Setting default value
    Failed to read: session.screen0.tab.width
    Setting default value
    Failed to read: session.screen0.menuMode
    Setting default value
    Failed to read: session.screen0.overlay.lineWidth
    Setting default value
    Failed to read: session.screen0.overlay.lineStyle
    Setting default value
    Failed to read: session.screen0.overlay.joinStyle
    Setting default value
    Failed to read: session.screen0.overlay.capStyle
    Setting default value
    Failed to read: session.screen0.windowScrollAction
    Setting default value
    Failed to read: session.screen0.windowScrollReverse
    Setting default value
    Failed to read: session.screen0.allowRemoteActions
    Setting default value
    Failed to read: session.screen0.tabs.maxOver
    Setting default value
    Failed to read: session.screen0.tabs.intitlebar
    Setting default value
    Failed to read: session.screen0.focusModel
    Setting default value
    Failed to read: session.screen0.tabFocusModel
    Setting default value
    Failed to read: session.screen0.focusNewWindows
    Setting default value
    Failed to read: session.screen0.rowPlacementDirection
    Setting default value
    Failed to read: session.screen0.colPlacementDirection
    Setting default value
    Failed to read: session.screen0.windowPlacement
    Setting default value
    BScreen::BScreen: an error occured while querying the X server.
            another window manager already running on display :0.0
    Error: Couldn't find screens to manage.
    Make sure you don't have another window manager running.
    That's not surprising I guess though, as Gnome is running.

    I'd appreciate some more help here. =)

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