Setting up Fluxbox on Slackware 10.1
So, I've just installed a fresh copy of Slackware 10.1 on an old Dell Inspiron 3500 laptop, and I'm trying to set up Fluxbox with xdm. This brings me to my first question: for a slow computer such as mine (PII 300MHz or close to it), is it best to use xdm as my login manager?
And I'm a little confused about something else..My inittab file IS supposed to start up with either gdm/kde/xdm, correct? I can't run fluxbox directly from my inittab file; I'm supposed to use the xinitrc file to specify which WM I want to use, and I need to have an overlying graphical login manager that runs with my WM..right?
See what I said about confused? I think I missed some of the fundamentals, and all this reading/research is confusing me moreso.
Another thing, because I have no .xinitrc file in my home directory, do I just edit /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc? And if so, should I copy the contents of my /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc file to create a .xinitrc file in my home directory?
After doing a little more checking around my system, I noticed that my /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc file is linked (->) to xinitrc.fluxbox, which resides in the same directory. So, I guess now I'm just curious if I need a .xinitrc file in my home directory AND would I need to create a .fluxbox directory in my home directory with some necessary files?
UPDATE 2 (2 minutes later):
I just ran startx for the first time, and a .fluxbox directory was created in my home directory..so that answers that. I love when you actually learn something from experimenting, as opposed to getting frustrated :)
Hoping I didn't leave out any pertinent information...if I can shed some light on anything that will help you help me, just let me know.
Thanks in advance,