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    Fluxbox and a Display Manager


    Im doing a new Arch Install and I need to put a DE/WM on....Since Fluxbox is favorite I will be putting it on. But I dont want to use xdm, can i just get GDM from using pacman -S gdm?...I dont want gnome or KDE.

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    I currently use GDM with Fluxbox but no Gnome on Frugalware, which uses pacman, it works without problems
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    Yeah I did fluxbox with gdm, it doesn't install all of gnome, just the display manager.

    I went

    pacman -S fluxbox
    pacman -S gdm

    You can then edit /etc/inittab to have the runlevel be x11 after booting, or add xdm to startup by editing /etc/rc.conf.

    I also went

    pacman -S rox
    and I added rox pinboard to my .fluxbox/startup. Because well I find fluxbox nearly unusable with a file roller! And rox is fast and lightweight.

    I can hardly think of anything faster than arch running fluxbox + rox, besides of course only using console login.

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    Quote Originally Posted by murph1083
    Im doing a new Arch Install and I need to put a DE/WM on....Since Fluxbox is favorite I will be putting it on. But I dont want to use xdm, can i just get GDM from using pacman -S gdm?...I dont want gnome or KDE.
    Then you don't need gdm, just edit your .xinitrc, here's mine:

    #!/bin/sh

    xlockmore &
    numlockx &
    unclutter &

    ratpoison (replace this with fluxbox)

    save and exit
    startx <Enter>

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    I use Slim and i can prefer it to you.

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