Stuck installing Fluxbox... :-(
X11 is started through startx, but I can't for the life of me find .xinitrc... :? Does anybody know where I can find this elusive file? :?:
It's all nice and good if you have it installed, but what use is it if you can't run it?
There are two generally different ways to start X11 (and thus Fluxbox). The traditional way is using the command startx. The other way is using a graphical login manager (also called "display manager"). The most common display manager is xdm which is part of the XFree86 distribution. The display manager provided by Gnome is called gdm, the one from KDE is kdm.
If X11 is started the former way (via startx), the file that is important is called .xinitrc and resides in your home directory. In the case of starting via a display manager, the file is .xsession which resides at the same location.