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    Re: Fluxbox--im gonna try it

    Dude, Fluxbox rocks. Then again, so does Openbox.

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    Re: Fluxbox--im gonna try it

    Quote Originally Posted by Happy_Man View Post
    Dude, Fluxbox rocks. Then again, so does Openbox.

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    The OP should check out openbox as well. They're both good. I'm running openbox right now.

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    Re: Fluxbox--im gonna try it

    Quote Originally Posted by atomkarinca View Post
    gmrun: you can configure alt+f2 combination for this little app and have a nice run dialog.
    Fluxbox comes with fbrun, which does the same thing - it's just not as attractive.

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    Re: Fluxbox--im gonna try it

    What's the keybinding for fbrun?

    Alt +F2 takes me to the second desktop (F1-F4)
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    Re: Fluxbox--im gonna try it

    Quote Originally Posted by Inxsible View Post
    What's the keybinding for fbrun?

    Alt +F2 takes me to the second desktop (F1-F4)
    You should change it in the keys file.

    Code:
    nano ~/.fluxbox/keys
    Comment the line starting with "Mod1 F2..." and add this to the end:

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    Mod1 F2 :Exec fbrun
    or if you installed gmrun, you can change it with fbrun. Now right-click on the desktop and select Reconfigure.
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    Re: Fluxbox--im gonna try it

    Just loaded 8.04 and fluxbox, and had the problem of reverting to the gnome desktop when opening nautilus. Did "nautilus --no-desktop" in the terminal and it opened nautilus without the desktop going back to gnome. I thought it was like a mode switch; do it once and that's it. Nope. So I added the "--no-desktop" to the exec command for nautilus in the menu. Works great.

    Thanks for the info!

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    Re: Fluxbox--im gonna try it

    Quote Originally Posted by Inxsible View Post
    Good luck. I like it a lot and I am going to do a minimal + fluxbox over this weekend
    I'd like to do this. Anyone know the complete list of packages needed?

    starting with sudo apt-get install x11-common, i guess...

    ending with sudo apt-get install fluxbox

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    Re: Fluxbox--im gonna try it

    Brijam, see aysiu's guide, and replace icewm with fluxbox.

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    Re: Fluxbox--im gonna try it

    Quote Originally Posted by brijam View Post
    I'd like to do this. Anyone know the complete list of packages needed?

    starting with sudo apt-get install x11-common, i guess...

    ending with sudo apt-get install fluxbox
    What are the problems that you are facing?

    I would suggest that you first make a list of all the apps that you need and want on the install. For eg..something to this effect...

    NOTE: Remember that the apps that I have mentioned below are all lightweight because that's what ppl with Fluxbox often want. YMMV. The total number of applications for each category are too numerous to mention - and most likely I don't even know half of them.

    1) Xorg - obviously
    2) File Manager - PCManFM, emelFM2, clex(CLI based)
    3) Window Manager - you have probably chosen one already
    4) Editor -- I would suggest leafpad here..it does not have too many dependencies. Very lightweight
    5) to get desktop icons - iDesk
    6) to get panels - fbpanel is lightweight, but you can get xfce4-panel if you like too
    7) A package manager - most ppl go with Synaptic here but there are others
    8 )Browser - Kazehakase is lightweight but no plugins - firefox is the only choice which has all plugins opera to an extent.
    9) Terminal - lots of choices - aterm, eterm, xterm, rxvt,mrxvt, urxvt, Sakura, tilda, xfce4-terminal...the list goes on
    10)Image viewer - Mirage is lightweight
    11) CD/DVD burner - Recorder - but you will have to compile this from source since I am not aware of any available deb packages. There might be some out there
    12)you may need to install alsa-utils and alsa-conf and or alsa-oss for sound
    13)your graphics card drivers
    14)gFTP - for ftp
    15)SSH - openssh-server
    16)display manager - GDM, KDM, WDM, XDM - I am a minimalist and I dont install DMs at all. simply login at CLI and have a login script take you directly to your desktop. DMs are a waste of space after you login anyway
    17) Time and Date management - orage

    ...If I rbr anything else.. I will add to that list. Now all you have to do is
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    sudo apt-get install package-name1 package-name2 ......
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    Re: Fluxbox--im gonna try it

    Quote Originally Posted by Inxsible View Post
    2) File Manager - PCManFM, emelFM2, clex(CLI based)
    [...]
    10)Image viewer - Mirage is lightweight
    [...]
    16)display manager - GDM, KDM, WDM, XDM - I am a minimalist and I dont install DMs at all. simply login at CLI and have a login script take you directly to your desktop. DMs are a waste of space after you login anyway
    17) Time and Date management - orage
    Some alternatives to the above:
    Thunar: the xfce file manager. Light and pretty.
    Feh: the fastest image viewer. It can also be used to set the desktop background.
    Gpicview: a light Gtk image viewer.
    Slim is a lighter displau manager than GDM or KDM, and looks a lot better than XDM.

    You can also use Osmo as an alternative for Orage.

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