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    Re: fluxbox how-to (compiling from source the latest version) plus tips & tricks

    checkinstall 1.5.3, Copyright 2001 Felipe Eduardo Sanchez Diaz Duran
    This software is released under the GNU GPL.


    The package documentation directory ./doc-pak does not exist.
    Should I create a default set of package docs? [y]:

    Is this a harbinger of errors to come??

    If the deb package is available, how would it be installed differently from compiling the source? (I've seen a few references to it in the thread, but no offer of how to install it) ...

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    Re: fluxbox how-to (compiling from source the latest version) plus tips & tricks

    removed the source install and went here...
    http://logicvortex.net/debian/fluxbox/
    got .9.14 ...

    (THIS IS HOW TO INSTALL A .DEB PACKAGE INTO UBUNTU)
    sudo dpkg -i flux... produces this:

    Selecting previously deselected package fluxbox.
    (Reading database ... 66489 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking fluxbox (from fluxbox_0.9.14-1_i386.deb) ...
    Adding `diversion of /usr/bin/bsetroot to /usr/bin/bsetroot.blackbox by fluxbox'
    Adding `diversion of /usr/share/man/man1/bsetroot.1.gz to /usr/share/man/man1/bsetroot.blackbox.1.gz by fluxbox'
    dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of fluxbox:
    fluxbox depends on menu (>= 2.1.19); however:
    Package menu is not installed.
    fluxbox depends on libimlib2; however:
    Package libimlib2 is not installed.
    dpkg: error processing fluxbox (--install):
    dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    fluxbox

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    Re: fluxbox how-to (compiling from source the latest version) plus tips & tricks

    Hello, thanks for the tutorial, it helped much. but I get an error when I change my exec line in /usr/share/xsessions/fluxbox.desktop

    It is originally like this:
    exec fluxbox

    so when I change it to:
    exec /home/username/.fluxbox/startup

    It gives an error: Your session only lasted less than 10 seconds
    and I have to logout automatically

    why's that?

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    Re: fluxbox how-to (compiling from source the latest version) plus tips & tricks

    Quote Originally Posted by feanor_arcamenel
    Hello, thanks for the tutorial, it helped much. but I get an error when I change my exec line in /usr/share/xsessions/fluxbox.desktop

    It is originally like this:
    exec fluxbox

    so when I change it to:
    exec /home/username/.fluxbox/startup

    It gives an error: Your session only lasted less than 10 seconds
    and I have to logout automatically

    why's that?
    Try ths thread if it is an ICE authority problem.
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...=ICE+authority

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    Re: fluxbox how-to (compiling from source the latest version) plus tips & tricks

    Quote Originally Posted by feanor_arcamenel
    Hello, thanks for the tutorial, it helped much. but I get an error when I change my exec line in /usr/share/xsessions/fluxbox.desktop

    It is originally like this:
    exec fluxbox

    so when I change it to:
    exec /home/username/.fluxbox/startup

    It gives an error: Your session only lasted less than 10 seconds
    and I have to logout automatically

    why's that?
    As has been suggested earlier in this thread (much earlier I think), try:
    exec /usr/bin/startfluxbox

    This is how most distrobutions do it.

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    Re: fluxbox how-to (compiling from source the latest version) plus tips & tricks

    Quote Originally Posted by geuis
    response to eklypze

    You have to get 'menu' from the universal repository. Do this:

    sudo nano /etc/apt/source.list and uncomment the 2 lines about the universal repository.

    Save those changes, then do:
    sudo apt-get update

    Then:
    sudo apt-get install menu

    This should install the menu.

    Then install Fluxbox. I downloaded the fluxbox_0-1.9.14-1_i386.deb package from http://people.debian.org/~dopey/flux....14-1_i386.deb

    sudo apt-get install -i fluxbox_0.9.14-1_i386.deb

    It installed for me!
    Thank you for your reply, and sorry for replying very late. I have tried those steps, and this is the error I received.

    eklypze@eklypze:~$ sudo apt-get install menu
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree... Done
    menu is already the newest version.
    You might want to run `apt-get -f install' to correct these:
    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    libgcc1: Depends: gcc-4.0-base (= 4.0.3-1) but 4.0.1-4ubuntu9 is to be installed
    menu: Depends: libstdc++6 (>= 4.0.2-4) but 4.0.1-4ubuntu9 is to be installed
    E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution).

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    Re: fluxbox how-to (compiling from source the latest version) plus tips & tricks

    I got my fluxbox from the repositories, and fixed the slow loading by adding
    "export LC_ALL=C" right before "startfluxbox" in the ~/.fluxbox/startup

    Also, the fluxbox-generate_menu I found in /usr/share/doc/fluxbox
    This is what I did:

    1. cd /usr/share/doc/fluxbox
    2. gzip -d fluxbox-generate_menu.gz
    3. cp fluxbox-generate_menu /usr/bin
    4. chmod a+x /usr/bin/fluxbox-generate_menu
    5. cd /home/username
    6. fluxbox-generate_menu

    Then you have to edit the init file to change the menuFile path:

    nano -w /home/username/.fluxbox/init
    session.menuFile: /home/username/.fluxbox/menu

    You can find better explanations of these things here:
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Fluxbox

    Hope it helps. =)

    -M

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    Re: fluxbox how-to (compiling from source the latest version) plus tips & tricks

    Alright, so I just installed Fluxbox from Synaptic except.. When I rightclick.. I have nothing in that Fluxbox menu..

    How do I get my programs into there?

    Ah, fixed er.


    Anyway, how the heck do I take a screenshot?
    Last edited by JadedMaple; June 3rd, 2006 at 06:37 AM.

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    Re: fluxbox how-to (compiling from source the latest version) plus tips & tricks

    Quote Originally Posted by JadedMaple
    Anyway, how the heck do I take a screenshot?
    If you just installed Fluxbox in addition to the standard ubuntu-desktop, then you can run gnome-screenshot. Otherwise you will need to install a program like scrot or imagemagick. If you install imagemagick, then use the "import" command to take screenshots (both full screen and single window).

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    Re: fluxbox how-to (compiling from source the latest version) plus tips & tricks

    When I installed fluxbox, I set my wallpaper, added the 'fbsetbg -l' to my startup file, but when I logged in the wallpaper would only splash on the screen, and not stay set. I had to place an '&' after the 'fbsetbg -l' line to get the wallpaper to stay set.

    Just thought I would post this just incase someone else was having the same problem...

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