Thanks snowpine and sorry for being vague. The menu i was referring to was :
System>Administration>Login Window. From the dropdown in Login Window Preferences chose Fluxbox(yes it is there)and checked it as the Default. Did the ctrl,alt, backspace to restart things. When i right click on the desktop it still only gives me the gnome options box,(Create folder-launcher-document, keep aligned and change desktop background) I also did a complete restart of the computer for the heck of it...to no avail. If it is of any consequence i use Hardy as the only OS on a HP laptop.
If you are indeed in Fluxbox but you get the Gnome options when you right click the background, it probably means you are running Nautilus file browser. To use Nautilus in Fluxbox, you must start it with the command:
That will keep it from trying to manage your desktop (which is a big mess). I personally prefer to use the Thunar file manager with Fluxbox because it does not mess with the desktop like Nautilus.Code:nautilus --no-desktop
Hope that helps!
ps if problems persist, maybe check your /.fluxbox/startup file to make sure you aren't running Nautilus at startup (or if you are, use --no-desktop like I said).
Last edited by snowpine; September 5th, 2008 at 02:43 PM.
Ata Kili ! (really magnificent) Snowpine, while pouring over your replies something caught my eye. All along i have had "sessions" and :login window" stuck in my brain. To get to the login window, well, i found that under 'Administration' and indeed from there one can choose what you wish to use as a desktop. FROM the login screen...FROM finally registered to me. Duhhh, the rest from there on out was fine. Thanks again, for helping and having patience with new person to Ubuntu.
hi guys way new to ubuntu but I am stuck on the step of make it will not work for me and the command sudo checkinstall says no command exists. Help please?
because they said that that one in the repository is outdated.
9.04 and I did what you said and dont really know where to go from here? I have only been using ubuntu for one day.