The Fluxbox package contains a window manager.
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Imlib2-1.2.2 Image display library
Install Fluxbox by running the following commands:
./configure --prefix=/usr && make
To test the results, issue: make check.
Now, as the root user:
--enable-imlib2: Use this option if you wish to use other image formats in addition to xpm.
If Fluxbox is the only Window Manager you want to use, you can start it with an .xinitrc file in your home folder. Be sure to backup your current .xinitrc before proceeding.
echo startfluxbox > ~/.xinitrc
Or alternatively, if you use a login manager like GDM-2.14.10 or kdm and would like to be able to choose Fluxbox at the login prompt, create a fluxbox.desktop file like this.
cat > /usr/share/xsessions/fluxbox.desktop << "EOF" [Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Name=Fluxbox Comment=This session logs you into Fluxbox Exec=startfluxbox Type=Application EOF
If you didn't install GDM-2.14.10 or kdm in /usr, then change that command to fit the prefix you chose.
Now create the Fluxbox configuration files:
mkdir -v ~/.fluxbox && cp -v /usr/share/fluxbox/init ~/.fluxbox/init && cp -v /usr/share/fluxbox/keys ~/.fluxbox/keys
Now if you have which-2.16 installed:
cd ~/.fluxbox && fluxbox-generate_menu
cp -v /usr/share/fluxbox/menu ~/.fluxbox/menu
Menu items are added by editing ~/.fluxbox/menu. The syntax is explained on the fluxbox man page.
If you want to use an image as your desktop background, copy the theme you like into ~/.fluxbox. Then add a line to make it use the correct image. In the following command, change <theme> for the name of the theme you want and change </path/to/nice/image.xpm> to point to the actual image you want to use.
cp /usr/share/fluxbox/styles/<theme> ~/.fluxbox/theme && sed -i 's,\(session.styleFile:\).*,\1 ~/.fluxbox/theme,' \ ~/.fluxbox/init && echo "background.pixmap: </path/to/nice/image.xpm>" >> ~/.fluxbox/theme
In some locales the font specified in the theme may not contain the needed characters. This results in menus with blank items. You can fix this by editing ~/.fluxbox/theme with a text editor and altering it so that it names a suitable font.
is a window manager for X11 based on Blackbox 0.61.0.
is a utility that sets the background image. It requires which to find one of: display, Esetroot, wmsetbg, xv, qiv or xsri.
is a utility to change root window appearance based on the Blackbox application bsetroot.
is a utility that generates a menu by scanning your PATH. It requires which to function properly.
is a session startup script that allows for command executions prior to fluxbox starting.
displays a run dialog window.
Last updated on 2007-01-15 17:25:53 -0600