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Author Topic: 070708 - Fluxbox 1.0RC3 custom  (Read 7287 times)

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070708 - Fluxbox 1.0RC3 custom
« on: July 08, 2007, 12:36:56 pm »

At long last a Fluxbox package is available in the testing repo, that works out-of-the-box and provides customized menus for both 5.8 Standard and SOHO (the menus are installed according to the contents of /etc/vector-version). A cool theme was also set by default  ;D

Source: http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-5.8/source/testing/x-apps/fluxbox/
Package: http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-5.8/testing/x-apps/fluxbox-1.0rc3-i586-1vl58.tlz

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fluxbox: Fluxbox  - lightweight and customizable window manager
fluxbox:
fluxbox: Fluxbox is yet another windowmanager for X. Tt's based
fluxbox: on the Blackbox 0.61.1 code. Fluxbox looks like blackbox
fluxbox: and handles styles, colors, window placement and similar
fluxbox: thing exactly like blackbox (100% theme/style compability).
fluxbox:
fluxbox: Website: http://fluxbox.sourceforge.net/
fluxbox: License: Read - /usr/doc/fluxbox-1.0rc3/COPYING

Thanks to Joe1962 for info on adding the fluxbox configs for pre-existing users, and to lagagnon for helping test intermediate builds.

Post feedback for this package here.
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Re: 070708 - Fluxbox 1.0RC3 custom
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2007, 12:40:55 pm »

Thanks Easuter! This is one of my favourites!

EDIT:  May be I need to wait for the sync on the mirrors, I get 404 on that link   :(
« Last Edit: July 08, 2007, 12:43:52 pm by rbistolfi »
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Re: 070708 - Fluxbox 1.0RC3 custom
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2007, 01:19:01 pm »

It is working now...once again, just need to wait a while sometimes ;)
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Re: 070708 - Fluxbox 1.0RC3 custom
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2007, 02:02:20 pm »

Thanks for that, I'll give it a go soon. Fluxbox is one of my favourite WMs along with IceWM.

Just one thing though, 7 MB+ for a Flux file; what else is there in it to make that big?
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Re: 070708 - Fluxbox 1.0RC3 custom
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2007, 02:04:53 pm »

Yeah, I included quite a few extra wallpapers, since fluxbox has the option to set random wallpapers on startup.
Those can be removed if necessary!
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Re: 070708 - Fluxbox 1.0RC3 custom
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2007, 02:16:13 pm »

Very cool!  Fluxbox has always been one of my favorites.  I'm impressed that you guys made it preconfigured for users that might have a bit of trouble.  I'll have to give it a go soon.
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Re: 070708 - Fluxbox 1.0RC3 custom
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2007, 03:10:35 am »

Hmmmmmmmmmmm.... Installed yesterday and thought I'd give it a whirl this morning.. First attempt at starting the system using Fluxbox resulted in being sent right back to the login screen. Second attempt resulted in logging in to KDE, even though Fluxbox was selected.

Edit -- Strange... Logged out and attempted again. It worked this time. **scratching head**
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Re: 070708 - Fluxbox 1.0RC3 custom
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2007, 02:29:40 pm »

Yeah, I included quite a few extra wallpapers, since fluxbox has the option to set random wallpapers on startup.
Those can be removed if necessary!

Yes it has, fbsetbg -r and then the directory.

Someone's also written a script to change wallpapers at random from a directory after a given period of time, using feh;

http://myrddin.org/2006/12/16/random-wallpaper-script/

Btw, I've got the "icebergs" wallpaper up at the moment with the NVA-91 style, very cool.
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Re: 070708 - Fluxbox 1.0RC3 custom
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2007, 02:51:50 pm »

Cool. However since Esetroot was included with VL 5.8 Standard, thats what fluxbox uses by default (unless you install feh yourself).

The Magic-X and the NVA-91 themes are my favourites ;)
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Re: 070708 - Fluxbox 1.0RC3 custom
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2007, 02:56:12 pm »

Working nice here too! Ligth, simple, and looks nice. A great desktop. Thanks!
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Re: 070708 - Fluxbox 1.0RC3 custom
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2007, 11:02:02 am »


Is this package still available? I had a look in the repo but couldn't find it.

Thanks in advance,

Colonel Panic.
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Re: 070708 - Fluxbox 1.0RC3 custom
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2007, 11:06:28 am »

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Re: 070708 - Fluxbox 1.0RC3 custom
« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2007, 11:12:05 pm »


Thanks, I've downloaded it now.

Regards,

Colonel Panic.
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Re: 070708 - Fluxbox 1.0RC3 custom
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2007, 09:45:31 am »

just install fluxbox and still getting use to it.....
there is 1 small problem, that is the fluxbox menu did not contain all the .desktop that show in my xfce4 menu...I need to manually edit the menu file in .fluxbox.......is there a way to auto detect the .desktop file inside the /usr/share/applications folder?
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Re: 070708 - Fluxbox 1.0RC3 custom
« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2007, 10:39:01 am »

Fluxbox, like all other lightweight window managers, is only a window manager and not a desktop environment. Hence it does not "automatically" associate its menu with .desktop files. It does supply a command "fluxbox-generate-menu", which you can use, but it is not very robust at picking up all the apps you have. The better program IMHO is menmaker ( http://menumaker.sourceforge.net/ ). It is very good at picking up most apps.

If you are using SOHO I have hand made a reasonably good menu for Fluxbox that you can download from here: http://www.freewebs.com/lagagnon/fluxbox_menu.txt

The other option is just to edit ~/.fluxbox/menu yourself - it is very straightforward.
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