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Author Topic: Fluxbox, Blackbox and Openbox on Vector 5.8  (Read 22763 times)
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« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2007, 10:11:29 pm »


Why not have .fluxbox under /root? I'm not arguing, just ignorant frankly.

I don't get what you're saying.
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« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2007, 04:39:03 am »

Here's the script from my skype package I made for myself that edits something in everybody's home folders, you could adapt it to work for fluxbox.
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#!/bin/sh
# renames all instances of .asoundrc to .asoundrc.bak

echo "Renaming .asoundrc to .asoundrc.bak in"
echo "home folders to fix skype sound problem"

echo "Renaming /etc/skel/.asoundrc so new accounts will"
echo "not have .asoundrc by default"
if [ -r /etc/skel/.asoundrc ]; then
  mv /etc/skel/.asoundrc /etc/skel/.asoundrc.bak
  echo "  /etc/skel/.asoundrc renamed to /etc/skel/.asoundrc.bak"
fi

echo "Renaming root's .asoundrc"
if [ -r /root/.asoundrc ]; then
  mv /root/.asoundrc /root/.asoundrc.bak
  echo "  /root/.asoundrc renamed to /root/.asoundrc.bak"
fi

echo "Renaming .asoundrc in all home directories if it exists"
for file in `find /home -name .asoundrc -mindepth 2 -maxdepth 2`
do
  mv $file $file.bak
  echo "  $file renamed to $file.bak"
done
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« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2007, 02:40:36 pm »

I don't think that's really necessary; just provide a default .fluxbox directory in the user skeleton.
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« Reply #18 on: March 15, 2007, 12:40:18 am »


I didn't really understand what a user skeleton was, and putting it under /root works on my own system.
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« Reply #19 on: March 15, 2007, 09:27:56 am »


I didn't really understand what a user skeleton was, and putting it under /root works on my own system.

When new users are added to a Linux box, they get a home directory, which is populated in part with contents from the user skeleton in /etc/skel.

HTH,
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« Reply #20 on: March 15, 2007, 09:32:15 am »

the problem that I see is that this package does not create the .fluxbox dir for existing users
putting it in /etc/skel will Not do this
you must have the doinst script copy it there
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« Reply #21 on: March 15, 2007, 04:36:01 pm »

the problem that I see is that this package does not create the .fluxbox dir for existing users
putting it in /etc/skel will Not do this
you must have the doinst script copy it there

True. But adding it to the skeleton is a better long-term solution (for future releases).
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« Reply #22 on: April 01, 2007, 08:28:39 am »

Speaking of Fluxbox.

I went to install the packages after a reinstall of 5.8 standard.  They are missing?  I updated the mirror list file and even added the utah mirrors.  I know I installed from the packages before.  What did I miss?

Thanks
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« Reply #23 on: April 01, 2007, 09:44:01 am »

Got it.  I had to add the 'extra' directory to gsplat.

sorry for the potential hijack of the thread.
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« Reply #24 on: April 02, 2007, 12:16:38 pm »


I didn't really understand what a user skeleton was, and putting it under /root works on my own system.

Are you logging in as root all the time? That's generally considered unsafe.

The user skeleton (located in /etc/skel) is the template from which default user preferences are first instantiated. If you look in /etc/skel, you'll notice that most of these begin with . (and are hidden unless you use ls -a or configure your file manager to see hidden dot files).
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« Reply #25 on: April 20, 2007, 09:51:12 am »


Thanks for the advice above.

I've recently downloaded the Artwiz fonts package (which are specific to the Artwiz style used in Fluxbox and Openbox) but I'm having trouble installing them so that they will show up when I use Artwiz. Is there any easy way of doing this?
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« Reply #26 on: April 22, 2007, 11:34:56 pm »


Thanks for the advice above.

I've recently downloaded the Artwiz fonts package (which are specific to the Artwiz style used in Fluxbox and Openbox) but I'm having trouble installing them so that they will show up when I use Artwiz. Is there any easy way of doing this?

First you have to find somewhere to put them. I would make a directory like /usr/X11/lib/X11/fonts/artwiz. Then, in xorg.conf, where you see all the other lines that have FontPath in them, add one more that sez FontPath "/usr/X11/lib/X11/fonts/artwiz/:unscaled". The :unscaled qualifier is important because blown-up fixed fonts make it look like someone drew on your screen with mascara.
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« Reply #27 on: April 23, 2007, 03:50:33 am »


Thanks for the advice, I'll try that. Smiley
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« Reply #28 on: May 02, 2007, 03:59:54 am »


This will probably be only of interest to people with old computers (128 MB of RAM or less), but I have been able to install Blackbox (albeit an earlier version of it, 0.65), in Vector. The full filename is blackbox-0.65.0-i386-1.tgz, and I got it from the Slackware website for Slack 10.2.

Still haven't tackled those fonts yet, but I intend to soon.
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« Reply #29 on: May 02, 2007, 05:09:43 pm »


This will probably be only of interest to people with old computers (128 MB of RAM or less), but I have been able to install Blackbox (albeit an earlier version of it, 0.65), in Vector. The full filename is blackbox-0.65.0-i386-1.tgz, and I got it from the Slackware website for Slack 10.2.

Still haven't tackled those fonts yet, but I intend to soon.


I dunno. Blackbox is kind of humdrum compared to its sundry forks...
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