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I very recently was looking at fluxbox as well.. something to use (forgive me of typos.. cat spilled ice cream on keyboard). I ahve installed it via, rpm. But i ...
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    Fluxbox Window Manager for Gnome (GDM)


    I very recently was looking at fluxbox as well.. something to use (forgive me of typos.. cat spilled ice cream on keyboard).
    I ahve installed it via, rpm. But i cant select it to use.. please dont tell me to tpye 'fluxbox' in the console.. i would have to running a WM and therefore it certainly would read out soemthing to the efffect of 'why the hell did you even try this'
    thats besides the point though. I looked through the documentation on the site.. its pretty much not helping becausee they are tellin me sh*t i dont understand.. heres the site.. http://fluxbox.sourceforge.net/docs/en/faq.php#gdm
    thats the one source i used.. heres the other. telling me basically the same thing as the last.. but.. differently
    http://fluxbox.sourceforge.net/docbo...xbox-docs.html
    im pulling out my hair here.. please assist.. someone with brains..

    TIA

    dave

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    Doesn't GDM provide you with fluxbox as an option for session types? If it doesn't, you'll have to add it somehow. Unfortunately, I'm no GDM expert; I personally start X from the console every time I boot. If you're interested in doing that, just put this into your ~/.xinitrc file:
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    exec /usr/bin/fluxbox # Or wherever fluxbox is
    and type 'startx' after logging in.
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    If you want to install fluxbox, set up your easyurpmi software mirrors and type
    urpmi fluxbox
    and it will be automatically added to the gdm wm list. It always worked for me. No hacking needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kojak
    If you want to install fluxbox, set up your easyurpmi software mirrors and type
    urpmi fluxbox
    and it will be automatically added to the gdm wm list. It always worked for me. No hacking needed.
    i went to Easy URPMI (your talking about the site, right.) anyways

    Im on a comp with, XP Pro.. at any rate... i went through the 3 steps.. and gave me a an output (from the site) to become input (of my console)
    thus will be my input
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    urpmi.addmedia --update updates rsync://carroll.cac.psu.edu/mandrakelinux/official/updates/2006.0/main_updates/ with media_info/hdlist.cz
    urpmi.addmedia main rsync://carroll.cac.psu.edu/mandrakelinux/official/2006.0/i586/media/main with media_info/hdlist.cz
    urpmi.addmedia contrib rsync://carroll.cac.psu.edu/mandrakelinux/official/2006.0/i586/media/contrib with media_info/hdlist.cz
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    What the devil am i to do with it after i finish that (input that into the console..). I think that adds mirriors? ok..
    Now what .. by the way.. im sittin in english.. so hook me up with an answer.. then ill get to it...

    TIA

    dave

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    Now you can install fluxbox in two ways, one is clicking on "configure your computer " (aka Mandriva Control Center (short: MCC)) and install it from there with the software installer, the second option is to use the terminal.
    Log in as root and type:

    urpmi fluxbox

    That's it.
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