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I've just downloaded the Fluxbox window manager (0.9.13). How on Earth do I run it? The docs say add the entries("exex fluxbox") in ~/.xinitrc. There seems to be no file ...
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    Fluxbox......


    I've just downloaded the Fluxbox window manager (0.9.13). How on Earth do I run it? The docs say add the entries("exex fluxbox") in ~/.xinitrc. There seems to be no file of that name on my sys. Clueless, as usual.

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    try to have this:
    exec startfluxbox
    in your ~/.xinitrc

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    Quote Originally Posted by dylunio
    try to have this:
    exec startfluxbox
    in your ~/.xinitrc

    So, create a new file with that name and put either:
    Code:
    exec fluxbox
    ,
    Code:
    fluxbox
    or
    Code:
    exec startfluxbox
    in in the file.

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    make sure its not there, remember that files with a . in front of them are hidden and to see them you will have to do "ls -a" and not just "ls", and just if you have to make it, just make it and put the words "exec fluxbox" in it, then "startx" from the prompt should boot right into flux...
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    i would suggest blackbox, much nicer

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    Quote Originally Posted by a12ctic
    i would suggest blackbox, much nicer
    Stop pimping other WM's, by switching to Blackbox it still doesn't solve the Fluxbox problem, and the same problem may reside it Blackbox, since Fluxbox is based on blackbox.
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    also try
    Code:
    startx fluxbox
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    Thanx a lot!

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    But when I type "startx", the console says

    Code:
    Fatal server error:
    Server is already active for display 0
            If this server is no longer running, remove /tmp/.X0-lock
            and start again.
    
    
    Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
             at http://wiki.X.Org
     for help.
    What now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by a12ctic
    i would suggest blackbox, much nicer
    Also i know Fluxbox is based on Blackbox, and (IMO) improved blackbox.
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