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Back with another question. I downloaded fluxbox, installed it....yadda-yadda. Now, How do i open the darn thing. I go into /usr/local/bin and open fluxbox, but when I try to run ...
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    Fluxbox help needed


    Back with another question. I downloaded fluxbox, installed it....yadda-yadda. Now, How do i open the darn thing. I go into /usr/local/bin and open fluxbox, but when I try to run it it says that it can't because there is another window manager running ( KDE ). Now how do I close KDE?! Im lost guys, please help me out...
    Currently running SimplyMEPIS

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    First, do this:

    Code:
    echo "exec /usr/bin/fluxbox" >~/.xinitrc
    then,

    Code:
    startx

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    I did what you said. This is what I got:
    Code:
    root@1[X"""X]# echo "exec /usr/bin/fluxbox" >~/.xinitrc
    root@1[X"""X]# startx
    Using authority file /root/.Xauthority
    Writing authority file /root/.Xauthority
    Using authority file /root/.Xauthority
    Writing authority file /root/.Xauthority
    
    Fatal server error:
    Server is already active for display 0
            If this server is no longer running, remove /tmp/.X0-lock
            and start again.
    
    When reporting a problem related to a server crash, please send
    the full server output, not just the last messages.
    Please report problems to submit@bugs.debian.org.
    Any ideas?

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    sorry, i forgot which distro....



    but

    Code:
    init 3
    if you run that as root, it will bring the PC to run level three. You dont know what run level 3 is? oh, its text only mode, so it will kill the x server and kde and what ever else you think you have running and just leave you with a command line.

    after that, do what the post above says, and run

    init 5
    which brings you up to run level 5, a full graphicaly login.



    You can make this all a lot easier if you install gdm (gnome-display-manager) or kdm or even xdm... these are the graphical things which you login through. you probably already have one?

    Try logging out, and on the screen that comes up look for where it says "Session" and see whats in there, you should be able to select the wm you want to run when you login.

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    Hmmm... if you installed fluxbox via apt-get (synaptic or kpackage), it should show up in the menu of your login screen, I don't remember the exact wording, it is the one on the bottom right, look for something like 'session type'.
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    Which GU are you using? The KDE session manager before login allows you to choose what you want to start up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aristeia
    I did what you said. This is what I got:
    Code:
    root@1[X"""X]# echo "exec /usr/bin/fluxbox" >~/.xinitrc
    root@1[X"""X]# startx
    Using authority file /root/.Xauthority
    Writing authority file /root/.Xauthority
    Using authority file /root/.Xauthority
    Writing authority file /root/.Xauthority
    
    Fatal server error:
    Server is already active for display 0
            If this server is no longer running, remove /tmp/.X0-lock
            and start again.
    
    When reporting a problem related to a server crash, please send
    the full server output, not just the last messages.
    Please report problems to submit@bugs.debian.org.
    Any ideas?
    Just an observation ... never startx, or log into X as root, it's bad mojo. If you need to log in as root (as opposed to su'ing from a user account) stick to the console. You can start applications that need root priveleges in X either from a console after su'ing to root, or using gksu or one of its equivalents.

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